Coming off record-setting audiences last Saturday, MLB Network's telecast yesterday of NLDS Game Three between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants now registers as the highest-rated program in the network's history with a 2.0 coverage rating and 1.8 million viewers. With a 5:00 p.m. ET start time, yesterday's game viewership peaked with 2.6 million viewers from 7:30-7:45 p.m. ET, up 18% from a peak viewership of 2.2 million viewers for Saturday's NLDS Game Two between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Through its two exclusive NLDS game telecasts this year, MLB Network's combined Postseason game viewership is up 100% over its two LDS games in 2013.
Saturday's game telecast also led to MLB Network's best total day viewership ever with an average of 384,000 viewers, up 42% from its prior record on March 10, 2013 during the network's coverage of the World Baseball Classic.