TV ratings down for baseball's division series

October 13, 2010

Television ratings were down for baseball's division series even with the boost of a rare Game 5.

Nielsen said Wednesday that the 15 games on TBS averaged a 2.8 rating. That's down 10 percent from a 3.1 for 13 games last year when more large-market teams made the playoffs.

The first Game 5 since 2005, Tuesday's Rangers-Rays matchup, earned a 4.1, but the series otherwise struggled to draw viewers. Game 4 on Sunday afternoon, going against the NFL, drew a 1.5, the lowest rating since TBS began airing the division series in 2007.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program.