The Cleveland Indians 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in game 3 of the 2016 World Series to take a 2-1 lead in the series drew a 12.4 overnight rating (on average 12.4 percent of the TVs in the largest 56 markets were tuned-in) per Fox Sports.
The game peaked with a 15.7 overnight rating just past 11:30 after the game’s final out.
That’s the best World Series overnight rating for a game 3 since 2005 (a 13.1 overnight for White Sox-Astros, on a Tuesday.) That’s up from the 11.3 overnight for game 2 (which had the earlier 7PM ET start) but down a little from the 12.6 overnight for game one.
Game 3’s overnight rating was up 36% from last year’s Royals-Mets (9.1) and up 53% vs 2014’s Giants-Royals (8.1).
As several have noted, a pretty darn good number for a Friday, according to Fox the best since Game 7 in 2011 (Cardinals-Rangers.)
In the Cleveland market the game drew a 39.2/60 rating and in Chicago a 35.1/57.