MLB Network sets audience records for Dodgers' NLDS Game Two win over Cardinals
Secaucus, N.J., October 5, 2014 - MLB Network's exclusive coverage of the Los Angeles Dodgers' Game 2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals last night set records as the most-watched and highest-rated program in the network's history. MLB Network's game telecast, which began at 9:30 p.m. ET, drew 1.8 million viewers and a 1.7 coverage rating, marking increases of 38% and 31% over the previous highs for its telecast of the 2012 ALDS Game Two between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics. Last night's game viewership peaked with 2.2 million viewers from 12:45-1:00 a.m. ET.
2014 marks the third consecutive year that MLB Network has exclusive telecasts of two Division Series games. MLB Network will next televise Game Three of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants tomorrow, October 6 at AT&T Park with Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Sam Ryan on the call, scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET. The game will be available nationwide and in each club's home TV territory on MLB Network. MLB Network's 2014 NLDS game telecasts are presented by Geico.