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Thursday Final Nationals: Cubs-Nationals Game 5 on TBS Delivers Best-Ever Division Series Cable Telecast in Chicago

CBS again led Thursday night with its joint broadcast of Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers on “Thursday Night Football” with NFL Network.

TBS network’s telecast of the deciding Game 5 of the “2017 National League Division Series” with the Chicago Cubs versus the Washington Nationals averaged 7 million total viewers and ranked as the top-rated program of the day across all of cable television. The telecast peaked with an average of 9.2 million viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. ET.

Locally, the National League Division Series Game 5 telecast generated a 22.9 household rating in Chicago, the highest-rated League Division Series game on cable ever in the market. In Washington, the game posted a 14.0 household rating, the second highest rated Nationals game ever locally

TBS’s exclusive coverage of the 2017 National League Division Series – the Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – averaged 3.7 million total viewers, an increase of 29 percent over last year’s LDS on the network. The 2017 NLDS coverage also garnered 28 percent growth among adults 18-49 and increases of 27 percent in adults 25-54 and 12 percent in men 18-34.

(Source: Turner Sports)

Cable Rankings – Thursday 10/12/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, October 12: