Royals-Mets World Series Game 3 averages 13.2 million viewers


Game 3 of the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals averaged 13.2 million viewers and a 7.9/15 household rating/share. The 13.2 million viewers was up 9% versus last years Royals-Giants game  and was the most-watched game 3 since 2009 (15.4M for Yankees-Phillies).

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Game 3 Posts 10% Increase Over ’14; FOX Wins Third Night

Sunday Expected to be TV’s Most-Watched Day Since Super Bowl Sunday

New York – In keeping with the Billy Joel theme, down 0-2 to the Kansas City Royals in the 2015 World Series, the New York Mets needed a “big shot, last night,” and got it in a pair of two-run home runs from Curtis Granderson and Captain David Wright, who knocked in four runs on the night. The Mets offensive resurgence gave NY a 9-3 win, and trimmed KC’s lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

According the fast national figures release this afternoon by Nielsen, FOX also got a “big shot” as the game posted a 7.9/15 household rating/share, with 13.2 million viewers and is the highest-rated and most-watched Game 3 of the World Series since 2009 (9.1/18, 15.4 million for Yankees-Phillies). In fact, after three games the 2015 World Series is averaging an 8.5/16, 14.1 million viewers and is the highest-rated and most-watched since 2009 (10.9/19, 17.9 million).

World Series Game 3 Highlights:
· The game is +10% in rating and +9% in audience over last year’s 7.2/13, 12.1 million for Royals-Giants.
· From 8:04-11:00 PM ET, FOX averaged an 8.1/15, with13.4 million viewers in prime time which projects to be the network’s best performance for a Friday night since 2011 World Series Game 7.
· The World Series powered FOX to its third first place finish in prime time this week.
· FOX also won the night in prime time among Adults 18-49 (3.2) and Adults 18-34 (2.1).
· FOX has won the night in prime time on each of the three nights it has broadcast World Series games this week among Households and across key demos, including A18-49.
· Rating and audience peaked at 9.1/16, 15.2 million viewers from 10:00-10:15 PM ET
· Last night’s Mets win ensures that the series will go to a fifth game, setting up an epic Sunday for FOX Sports. Three separate NFL windows and a World Series Game 5 projects to provide FOX the most-watched day of sports on any network since Super Bowl Sunday in terms of total minutes viewed. FOX anticipates well over ten billion minutes of sports viewing tomorrow.
· Each World Series game has posted FOX’s best prime time ratings in months, if not years on their respective nights. Game 1 gave FOX its best Tuesday night in three years; Game 2 its best Wednesday in seven months; and Game 3 its best Friday in four years.
· FOX Deportes’ Spanish-language telecast delivered 198,000 total viewers, and peaked in the 10:15-10:30 PM ET quarter hour at 270,000 total viewers.

World Series Game 3 Local Highlights:
· Kansas City led all markets with a 48.0 rating followed by New York (23.1). St. Louis (15.9), Tulsa (11.1), Hartford (10.9), West Palm Beach (9.7), Tampa-St. Petersburg (9.6), Richmond (9.3), Denver (9.2) and Seattle (9.0) to round out the top 10.

World Series To-Date
· The 2015 World Series is averaging an 8.5/16, with 14.1 million viewers, up +13% in rating and +14% in audience over last year’s 7.5/13, 12.4 million (Giants-Royals).
· Notable year-to year demographic increases: M12-17, +36% (1.9 vs. 1.4); M12-24, +18% (2.6 vs. 2.2); M18-34, +3% (3.8 vs. 3.7); M18-49, +19% (5.1 vs. 4.3); M25-54, +20% (6.0 vs. 5.0); A18-49, +21% (4.0 vs. 3.3).

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