New York – The Chicago Cubs’ National League Division Series clinching victory over the San Francisco Giants last night propelled FS1 to the most-watched telecast in the network’s history, delivering an average audience of 6,368,000 viewers, according to fast national figures released today by Nielsen Media Research.
Tuesday night’s record viewership for FS1 (6,368,000 viewers) edged out Game 5 of last year’s American League Division Series between the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals, the network’s previous record holder, by +7% (vs. 5,944,000 viewers). Last night’s NLDS clincher is up +62% over 2014’s NLDS Game 4 between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals that aired in the late window on FS1 (vs. 3,921,000 viewers).
FOX Deportes also saw growth last night with Cubs vs. Giants, drawing an average of 140,000 viewers, up +155% over last year’s Blue Jays vs. Rangers ALDS Game 4 (vs. 55,000 viewers).
In the later innings, last night’s game peaked with 6,953,000 viewers watching on FS1 and topped out at 189,000 viewers watching on FOX Deportes. When combined, Tuesday night’s game peaked with over 7 million viewers watching between FS1 and FOX Deportes.
On the digital front, FOX Sports GO’s average minute audience was 115,929, which is the highest average minute audience of any authenticated event in FS GO history.
FS1 and FOX Deportes air a decisive NLDS Game 5 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals tomorrow night with coverage beginning at 8:00 PM ET.