St. Louis topped Atlanta in TV ratings for Braves-Cardinals series

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Here’s a game-by-game look at the National League Division Series between the Braves and Cardinals.

The Braves lost to the Cardinals in the TV ratings, too.

TBS’ telecasts of the five National League Division Series games between those teams averaged a 9.0 rating in the Atlanta TV market, well short of the 15.6 rating the series delivered in the St. Louis market.

The rating is the percentage of TV-equipped households in each market that tuned in on average.

The difference in ratings between the cities was most extreme for Wednesday’s Game 5 – not surprising considering that the Cardinals scored 10 first-inning runs en route to a 13-1 win. That series-deciding game drew a 21.3 rating in St. Louis, compared with 7.8 in Atlanta.

Through the first four games, the series averaged a 9.25 rating in Atlanta and a 14.2 rating in St. Louis.

The series’ highest rating in the Atlanta market was for Game 1 (9.8). Games 2, 3 and 4 had ratings of 8.9, 8.9 and 9.4, respectively, in Atlanta.

The Cardinals traditionally rank at or near the top among MLB teams in local TV ratings. The Cardinals' regular-season games on Fox Sports Midwest this year averaged a 6.6 rating in the St. Louis market, the highest local TV rating by any MLB team for the 2019 season. Braves games on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast averaged a 3.62 rating in the Atlanta market this year, the team's highest rating since 2013.

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