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MLB Announces 2011 Postseason Schedule

For the first time since the 1915 World Series, the Major League Baseball postseason will be begin on a Friday (Sept. 30). Both American League Division Series start that day, with the National League set to kick off on Saturday.

All division series games are airing on TBS and its sister stations (like TNT) if necessary.

The American League Championship Series (on Fox) will begin Oct. 8., and the National League Championship Series (on TBS) begins the following day.

Game One of the World Series (also on Fox) is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19, with Game 7 (if necessary) set for Oct. 27, which is earlier than in past years.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Top Local NHL Ratings Again

The Pittsburgh Penguins averaged the league’s highest local TV rating for the fourth consecutive season.

Pens games on Root Sports (formally FSN Pittsburgh) averaged a 8.68 rating and 101,000 homes per game. Pittsburgh is the league’s 22nd largest market.

Declining in the ratings were the San Jose Sharks. Ratings were down 28 percent on CSN California with a 0.80 rating, good for 14th on the list.

According to SportsBusiness Journal, 11 of the 22 teams for which the publication had date for showed a ratings increase. Ratings weren’t available for the six Canadian clubs, the Carolina Hurricane and the Nashville Predators.

BCS Bowl Game Ratings Down Compared To Last Year

Michael Hiestand of USA Today took a closer look at the BCS ratings on ESPN – and they weren’t as impressive as you might think.

“ESPN’s Auburn-Oregon title game Monday drew 15.3% of U.S. TV households – down 11% from last year’s Alabama-Texas game and the lowest title game rating in six years. This followed notable drops for ESPN’s other BCS games, which this season aired on cable TV for the first time: The Oklahoma-Connecticut Fiesta Bowl fell 30%, followed by the Stanford-Virginia Tech Orange Bowl (off 22%) and TCU-Wisconsin Rose Bowl (off 14%). Only Ohio State-Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl was up (+25%).” Read more