Through three games, Fox’s League Championship Series coverage is up 26% year-over-year, with game 3 up 37% from 2012.
The network is building on technologies used during last year’s MLB playoffs — like its super slow-mo Phantom Cam — and plans to test new technologies out of the lab during the ALCS and World Series, such as a picture overlay feature that shows multiple pitches at once. Mike Davies, VP field operations at Fox Sports, also hopes to test out a new 4K version of the Phantom Cam during the World Series.
Strong competition from the American League and National League Championship Series knocked rival broadcasters to lower ratings Monday night. ABC, CBS and NBC all saw most of their shows hit new season lows, with CBS remaining the network to beat on the night. CBS averaged a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating and 9 share in primetime, off 9% from last week.