Cubs-Indians Game 2 averages 17.4 million viewers, up 27 percent versus 2015 Mets-Royals (Updated)

 

Update: including Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Go the game averaged 17.8 million viewers.

The Chicago Cubs win over the Cleveland Indians in game 2 of the 2016 World Series averaged 17.395 million viewers, up 27 percent versus 2015’s game 2 (Mets-Royals, 13.7 million) and was the most-watched game 2 since 2009 (Yankees-Phillies, 18.9 million.)

While some folks will hail the above comparison as evidence that the earlier start time (to avoid weather) paid off, the 17.4 million was down 10% from game 1’s 19.4 million.

Game by game viewership averages going back to 1996 can be found here.

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