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Mets-Cubs NLCS Game 2 ratings take a dip

New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen (59)

New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen (59) talks to starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) in the sixth inning as the infield comes to the mound during Game 2 of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Game 2 of the NLCS Sunday night averaged 6.6 million viewers Sunday night, down from 7.9 million for Game 1.

Major League Baseball and TBS have been counting on the Cubs and Mets to deliver huge viewership figures, but the Sunday numbers undoubtedly were hurt by going up against NBC's coverage of the Patriots-Colts game.

Ratings for the NFL game more than doubled those for Cubs-Mets.

The game attracted an average of 19.0 percent of homes in the Chicago area and 16.6 in New York. Nationally, an average of 3.8 percent of homes tuned in.

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