Cubs, Mets NLCS TV ratings highest ever for TBS

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The National League Championship Series between the Cubs and the New York Mets didn’t go quite as many baseball fans predicted. The Mets pitching staff out-dueled a top-heavy Cubs rotation, but the New York bats were the most dominant unit in its series sweep of Chicago.

Even though Chicagoans expected the series to last at least a few more games, the two teams combined for 7.9 million viewers on TBS — largest audience on the network since they started broadcasting the playoffs in 2010.

According to ESPN, the audience was up 55 percent from last year’s four-game ALCS on TBS between the small-market Royals and Orioles.

As quick as it was, this NLCS was one to remember. The Mets’ Daniel Murphy hit a home run in six consecutive games, including one in each of the championship series and Kyle Schwarber hit the most postseason home runs for someone 23-years-old.

This was also a series that put two of the greatest stories in baseball against each other. Even though Cubs fans across the country have been waiting decades for a Cubs championship, there are many Mets fans waiting to get out of the Yankees’ shadow as New York’s baseball team.

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