Mets-Royals World Series Game 1 Draws a 10.5 overnight rating


A little technical difficulty didn’t bother Fox Sports, at least not ratings-wise. Last night’s game 1 of the World Series where the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets in 14 innings drew a 10.5/18 overnight household rating/share from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. ET on Fox.

That’s up 31% versus last year’s game 1 and the best overnight rating for a game 1 since 2009 (Yankees-Phillies, 13.8/22).

The ratings peaked from 10:45-11:00 p.m. ET with a 12.1/20 household rating/share.

In The New York market the game drew a 26.2/43 household rating/share and the Kansas City Market drew a 57.3/78 — the highest single-market Game 1 rating since at least 1996 according to Fox.

Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household rating from the top 56 Nielsen television markets. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) account for about 70% of the US TV-viewing population. The  overnight household rating is  the percentage of the households that were tuned-in in those market


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