Game 5 of the Mets-Dodgers NLDS on Thursday night averaged 7.4 million viewers nationally on TBS and 18.4 percent of homes in the New York area. That rating is the highest for any Mets game in New York since Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. In L.A., 11 percent of homes watched.
In New York, the baseball game routed the Falcons-Saints game on CBS and NFL Network, 18.4 to 5.2. But nationally, the football game roughly doubled the baseball game in viewership.
SNY's pregame and postgame coverage drew substantial viewership during the Division Series. The postgame show after the clincher Thursday night averaged 191,268 viewers and 1.89 percent of homes.