More records fall for Jays on Sportsnet

Tossing bats and taking names, Wednesday's game-five closer between the Jays and Rangers brought record viewers to the channel.

Wednesday’s game five ALDS closer between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers was one for the record books on and off the field, bringing in record viewership numbers to Sportsnet.

The game had a record-breaking average audience of 4.8 million for Sportsnet, besting Monday’s 4.3 million viewers for game four.

In all, 11.5 million Canadians watched at least part of the game on Sportsnet. Audience levels peaked at 8.1 million average viewers at 7:44 p.m. when Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna struck out the Rangers’ Will Venable.

An average audience of 3.5 million viewers tuned into the one-hour post-game show.

Wednesday was also the highest traffic day for Sportsnet online, with a 46% increase in unique visitors, an 87% jump in video starts and a 63% increase in page views over ALDS game four.

The series between the Jays and Rangers had an average audience of 3.5 million overall, a 1,087% increase over the 2014 ALDS between Detroit and Baltimore.

Overall, the top six most-watched broadcasts on Sportsnet are now all Jays-related from the past week:

1. ALDS Game 5, Texas @ Toronto (Oct. 14, 2015): 4.85 million
2. ALDS Game 4, Toronto @ Texas (Oct. 12, 2015): 4.38 million
3. ALDS Game 3, Toronto @ Texas (Oct. 11, 2015): 4.2 million
4. Blue Jays Central Postseason Post-Game Show (Oct. 14, 2015): 3.51 million
5. ALDS Game 2, Texas @ Toronto (Oct. 9, 2015): 2.4 million
6. ALDS Game 1, Texas @ Toronto (Oct. 8, 2015): 2.35 million

The Toronto Blue Jays continue their post-season run tonight in Kansas City for game one of the American League Championship Series.

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