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Yankees' Game 5 was TV hit

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees strikes out to end the game as Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers starts to celebrate after game five of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, October 6 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac) Photo Credit: Photo by Jim McIsaac

Game 5 of the Tigers-Yankees Division Series Thursday night on TBS averaged 6.2 percent of homes nationally and 9.72 million viewers, making it the most-watched LDS game in cable TV history and the most on any channel since Game 5 of the 2005 series between the Yankees and Angels.

In the New York area an average of 18.3 percent of homes were tuned in; in Detroit the figure was 27.6 percent.

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