ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes Combine to Outdraw 2017 NL Wild Card by 61 Percent and Outdraw 2017 AL Wild Card by Three Percent on ESPN
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes combined to draw 7,100,000 viewers for the 2018 MLB National League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook Tire. The 13-inning thriller, in which the Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, became the fourth-most watched MLB Wild Card Game ever, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. Tuesday’s telecast peaked across ESPN platforms with 8,400,000 viewers from 11-11:30 p.m. ET.
Tuesday’s NL Wild Card Game telecasts outdrew the 2017 NL Wild Card Game by 61 percent, while also outdrawing the 2017 AL Wild Card Game on ESPN by three percent. ESPN won the night across all of cable television for Tuesday, Oct. 2.
ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 MLB Postseason continues, as ESPN Radio will nationally broadcast every game, including the World Series. More information will be issued this week.