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TBS Gets 3.7 Overnight For Cardinals-Dodgers NLCS Game 3 Up Against "MNF"

Dodgers-Cardinals NLCS Game 3 earned a 28.9 local rating in St. Louis
TBS earned a 3.7 overnight rating for the Dodgers’ 3-0 win over the Cardinals in NLCS Game 3 last night up against ESPN's "MNF." The telecast peaked at a 4.6 rating from 10:15-10:30pm ET. St. Louis earned a 28.9 local rating for the game, while L.A. earned an 11.4 rating. Last year’s Giants-Cardinals NLCS Game 3 on Fox, which aired on a Wednesday night and had a three-hour rain delay, earned a 3.1 overnight. TBS’ Tigers-Yankees ALCS Game 3 last year, which aired on a Tuesday night, earned a 4.9 overnight opposite the second Presidential debate. TBS had Cardinals-Brewers Game 3 on a Wednesday night in ’11, with that game earning a 3.0 overnight (Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor).

A MATTER OF TRUSS: In L.A., Tom Hoffarth notes TBS' Truss Cam has been "a new visual tool to capture a different view" of the game. California-based Pictorvision "engineered the stabilized device." It takes two operators "stationed in the center-field scaffolding to make it work, and then it’s up to TBS game director Lonnie Dale to figure out how it works into the telecast." The Truss Cam was "one of 36 cameras used by TBS" during yesterday's NLCS Game 3. If MLB "implements a replay system, a camera like this could add the definitive replay to a challenged call if used in the ballpark during a telecast" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 10/15).
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