The Yankees Lose, TBS Wins With Game 5 of ALDS


By Jerry Barmash Comment

The New York Yankees battled, but their season ended with a whimper last night. The Yankees, winners of the 2009 World Series, were ousted in Game Five of the American League Division Series by the Detroit Tigers who advance to the ALCS.

TBS, which telecast the series, got huge numbers for the finale.  The game delivered a 6.2 Household rating nationwide and an estimated 9.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

It was the most watched LDS game in cable television history, and most watched since 2005 (Yankees/Angels  Game 5).

Additionally, based on metered market ratings, TBS was the highest-rated cable network last night, while ranking third among all networks.

As for TV sets in New York, research shows the game registered a 18.3 Household rating, while Detroit notched a 27.6 Household rating.