On that note, baseball has a problem. They need to end their regular season earlier and they need to start playoff games at a reasonable time. I understand the logistical problems that both of those things present but it needs to happen.
The playoffs need to start in early September and finish at the end of September. Football dominates the sports landscape in the fall. Maybe a mid-March start, with early home games in warm weather/dome cities and half a dozen scheduled doubleheaders.
Playoff games need to start at 7 PM local time, or before, just like during the regular season. If Johnny Westcoast wants to watch the Yankees/Orioles game, he'll need to get off work at 3 PM. If Billy Eastcoast wants to watch Oak or SF at home, they need to plan to go to bed at 2 AM.