NLCS GAME 5 IS SECOND MOST-WATCHED TELECAST IN
NLCS Game 5 Is Most-Viewed Event on FOX Sports GO With 316,000 Unique Streams
New York - Thursday night's National League Championship Series Game 5, in which the Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 series lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, delivered an average audience of 7,180,000 viewers on FS1, making it the second most-watched telecast in FS1 history, according to fast national figures released by Nielsen Media Research.
Thursday night's 7,180,000 average audience is up +179% (vs. 2,577,000 viewers) over Game 5 of last year's American League Championship Series featuring the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals, and up +47% (vs. 4,891,000 viewers) over the 2014 NLCS series-clinching Game 5 between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals on FS1. Thursday night's game peaked at 8,802,000 viewers between 11:30 - 11:45 PM ET.
In Chicago, NLCS Game 5 delivered a 24.1/38 metered market rating/share and nearly doubled the performance of Thursday night's NFL contest between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers (vs. 12.5/19), which aired head-to-head.
On the digital side, last night's NLCS Game 5 was the most-watched event in FOX Sports GO history with 316,000 unique streams and an average minute audience of over 135,000.
FOX Deportes continued its surge this MLB Postseason with NLCS Game 5 becoming the most-watched LCS game in Spanish-language television history, with 312,000 viewers, and the most-watched MLB postseason game on Spanish-language television since Game 7 of the 2014 World Series (Giants-Royals).
NLCS Game 5 joins FS1's top 10 list of most-watched events in network history (chart below). All ten of FS1's most-watched events are MLB Postseason games, including seven from the 2016 postseason.
Rank Date Program Net Day Time Average Audience
1 10/16/2016 LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO 2 FS1 Sun 08:00P-10:58P 7,291,000
2 10/20/2016 LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO 5 FS1 Thu 08:00P-12:27A 7,180,000
3 10/18/2016 CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES 3 FS1 Tue 08:01P-11:29P 6,494,000
4 10/11/2016 CHICAGO CUBS/SAN FRANCISC FS1 Tue 08:50P-12:11A 6,368,000
5 10/14/2015 HOUSTON/KANSAS CITY 5 FS1 Wed 08:00P-10:53P 5,944,000
6 10/15/2016 LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO 1 FS1 Sat 08:01P-11:48P 5,924,000
7 10/19/2016 CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES 4 FS1 Wed 08:01P-12:10A 5,813,000
8 10/7/2016 SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO CUB FS1 Fri 09:25P-11:55P 5,697,000
9 10/23/2015 TORONTO/KANSAS CITY 6 FS1 Fri 08:00P-11:40P 5,626,000
10 10/15/2014 ST. LOUIS/SAN FRANCISCO 4 FS1 Wed 08:00P-12:04A 5,092,000
FS1 and FOX Deportes air NLCS Game 6 between the Cubs and Dodgers, live from Wrigley Field on Saturday night, with coverage beginning at 7:30 PM ET.