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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Dodgers-Braves Game 7 Hits Best LCS Overnight Rating Since 2017

It was a great Sunday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-3 to secure their ticket to their third World Series in four years. On top of that, the Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Fox delivered another milestone with the best LCS overnight rating since 2017.

Game 7 delivered a 6.9/14 rating across Fox and FS1, which marks the best rating for an LCS game on any network since Game 7 of the 2017 ALCS (7.1/13), when the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees. Last nights Dodgers-Braves showdown also received a major 41% boost over Game 7 of the 2018 NLCS (4.9/9), which saw the Dodgers beat the Milwaukee.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 20, 2020 at 01:52 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: October 20, 2020 at 09:24 PM (#5984126)
the Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Fox delivered another milestone

First thought: Milestone? Better ratings than 2018 and 2019 is a milestone?

Second thought: How did we come to associate "milestone" with a "major achievement"? While obviously a journey of, say, 100 miles took you a long time in olden days, how excited would you get making it to the next milestone? Or did our use of the term refer to reaching the "zero miletstone" or the last milestone of your journey?

So if we think of "better than 2018 and 2019" as no more than having walked a mile on the road to recovery then "milestone" seems fine.
   2. Cooper Nielson Posted: October 20, 2020 at 11:22 PM (#5984186)
Wow, since 2017?!? Way back when Alabama was still winning national championships in football and you still had to use your finger to unlock an iPhone. Ancient history.

It's also worth noting that there was only one LCS Game 7 in 2018-19, and only two Game 6s (later games usually get better ratings).

Still, it's better than setting a new record low.
   3. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 21, 2020 at 12:30 AM (#5984195)
Did better than any of the NBA finals games (though only 5 of those). Bama v Georgia also outdrew any of the Finals games.
   4. puck Posted: October 21, 2020 at 12:54 AM (#5984197)
In the context of other stats about tv ratings being down this year, that's not bad.
   5. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 21, 2020 at 05:36 AM (#5984201)
The NBA Finals were down nearly 50% from last year.
The MLB playoffs are down 39% from last year.
The NHL Finals were down 61% from last year.
The NFL season is down 14% thus far from last year.
The Kentucky Derby was down 38% from last year.

That Game 7 did so well really stands out in the current media landscape.

   6. Rally Posted: October 21, 2020 at 08:10 AM (#5984205)
Wow, since 2017?!? Way back when Alabama was still winning national championships in football and you still had to use your finger to unlock an iPhone. Ancient history.


The world was so much different then. In 2017 on your birthday you might get a cake, filled with candles. Then you blow out the candles, spreading your germs all over the cake, and serve it to your friends. Try that now and you're a serial killer.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: October 21, 2020 at 09:14 AM (#5984211)
The NBA, NHL, and Kentucky Derby all held their events months off their usual seasonal framework.

I don't see much value in comparison of those vs 2019.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: October 21, 2020 at 09:21 AM (#5984217)
The NBA, NHL, and Kentucky Derby all held their events months off their usual seasonal framework.

I don't see much value in comparison of those vs 2019.


I don't know how much that is an issue. Time has kind of lost all meaning now.

I think the bigger issue is that everything took place at once. We went from no sports to all of them. The NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs were starting just as MLB was finally getting started and finished after pro and college football had started, while golf and tennis and other sports were jamming in their major events. I would assume there just aren't enough eyeballs to go around.
   9. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: October 21, 2020 at 09:25 AM (#5984219)
Baseball is slightly less dead than we thought.
   10. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 21, 2020 at 10:50 AM (#5984244)
I think the bigger issue is that everything took place at once. We went from no sports to all of them.

Yes, yes, yes. The compressed calendar.

I wouldn't be surprised if individual sports were down while total sports viewership was up.
   11. Howie Menckel Posted: October 21, 2020 at 11:21 AM (#5984252)
the result of Post 7 is.... Post 8 and Post 10.
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: October 21, 2020 at 11:25 AM (#5984256)

the result of Post 7 is.... Post 8 and Post 10.


Wasn't Post 7 in response to Post 5?

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