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

October 27, 2016

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…

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Cubs-Indians World Series Game 2 draws best game 2 overnight rating since 2009

October 27, 2016

The Cleveland Indians loss to the Chicago Cubs in game 2 of the 2016 World Series scored an 11.3 overnight rating (on average 11.3 percent of the TVs in the largest 56 markets were tuned-in) . That’s the best World Series second game number since 2009 when the Phillies versus Yankees drew a 13.6 overnight rating. Per Fox sports the overnight rating was up 22% from the 9.3 for game 2 of  last…

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Cubs-Indians Game 1 averages 19.4 million viewers, up 30% versus 2015 Mets-Royals

October 26, 2016

The Cleveland Indians win over the Chicago Cubs in game 1 of the 2016 World series averaged 19.368 million viewers. That’s up 30 percent vs game 1 of the Mets-Royals World Series in 2015 that averaged 14.9 million viewers.  The game fell just shy of the 19.5 million for game 1 of the Yankees-Phillies series in 2009. Game by game viewership averages going back to 1996 can be found here. You should…

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Cubs-Indians World Series Game 1 draws best game 1 overnight rating since 2009

October 26, 2016

The Cleveland Indians win over the Chicago Cubs in game 1 of the 2016 drew a 12.6 overnight rating (on average 12.6 percent of the TVs in the largest 56 markets were tuned-in) per Sports Business Journal’s Austin Karp. That’s the best World Series first game number since 2009 when the Phillies versus Yankees drew a 13.8 overnight rating. Per Karp the game was up 20% from last year’s 10.5 overnight…

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