10/18/09 4:37 PM ET
LCS viewership up 20 percent from 2008
Ratings the highest in three years of TBS-FOX coverage
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
Saturday night's instant classic at Yankee Stadium on FOX, a 4-3, 13-inning walk-off win by the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS, drew 9.38 million viewers. That total was 87 percent more than Game 2 of last year's NLCS on FOX and the most viewers for a non-elimination LCS game on a Saturday since 2004.
In addition, the first three games of the LCS on Thursday and Friday averaged a U.S. household rating of 4.2, the best two-day average in terms of television viewership since 2006.
The NLCS, which is tied at 1, will continue with Game 3 from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Sunday at 8:07 p.m. ET on TBS. Game 3 of the ALCS, in which the Yankees have a 2-0 lead over the Angels, is Monday in Anaheim at 4:13 p.m. ET on FOX.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.