TBS Delivers Network's Most Watched MLB Postseason Game in Eight Years
NLCS Game 7 Telecast - Simulcast across TBS, truTV & Max - Draws 9.1 Million Total Viewers for Diamondbacks' NL Pennant-Clinching Win Over Phillies
2023 NLCS Presented By loanDepot Averaged 5.4 Million Viewers, Up 17 % for the Seven Game Series vs. 2022 NLCS
TBS' exclusive coverage of the 2023 NLCS presented by loanDepot, Game 7 delivered the most-watched MLB Postseason game on the network in eight years, with 9.1 million total viewers* across TBS, truTV and Max tuning in to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks capture the National League pennant and punch their ticket to the World Series.
The telecast is also the seventh most-watched baseball program to ever air on TBS.
The Diamondbacks' 4-2 victory over the Phillies is the highest rated LCS game in the Philadelphia market in 13 years, and the highest rated LCS game in the Phoenix market in 16 years.
Viewership for the seven-game NLCS series finished up 17% vs. the 2022 NLCS (4.7 million, Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres, 5 games) and up 5% over the 2022 ALCS on TBS (5.2 million viewers, Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees, 4 games).
Overall, TBS' coverage of the 2023 MLB Postseason - including National League Division Series and Championship Series coverage - averaged 4.6 million viewers, up 8% compared to the network's 2022 MLB Postseason coverage.
This includes strong year-over-year audience growth among key demos, driven in part by simulcast streaming on Max: up 13% in P18-34, up 14% in P18-49, and up 13% in P25-54.
*Source: Nielsen Live + SD data through StarTrak (includes Max connected device data); TVE data from Conviva