Turns out, a lot of people watched the Yankees season end on Friday. This is from a press release sent by the league.
Game 6 of the 2010 ALCS registered 11.86 million viewers making it the second most-viewed baseball game ever on cable television beating the game where Mark McGwire tied Roger Maris for the most home runs in a season on ESPN on September 7, 1998 (10.62 million viewers). Only the 2008 ALCS Game 7 between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays registered more viewers (13.36 million) on cable.
Not exactly the kind of thing the Yankees were going for that night.
Also, for whatever it’s worth, this was the most watched LCS as a whole since 2007. It was the most-watched NLCS since 2006, and the most watched ALCS since TBS began airing the series in 2007.