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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World Series TV Viewership 1996-2015

October 26, 2016

The World Series is under way and the smart money was on the Cubs-Indians matchup having no shot at topping the numbers for the Red Sox World Series run in 2004. Yankees-Phillies in 2009 is a more reasonable hope for the executives at Fox Sports but Cubs-Indians will probably have to go 7 games to have any hope of topping it. Viewership in millions (if you’re on a mobile phone, tilt to…

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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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Royals-Mets World Series Game 5 averages 17.2 million viewers, Series averages 14.7 Million

November 2, 2015

Game 5, the final game of the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals averaged 17.2 million viewers and a 10.0/17 household rating/share. The 17.2 million viewers was up 37% versus last year’s Royals-Giants game 5 and was the most-watched Game 5  since 2003 ( Yankees-Marlins, 19.9 million). Overall, the series averaged million viewers 14.7M viewers, up 6% from last year’s series which went 7 games. More details via Fox…

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Royals-Mets World Series Game 4 averages 13.6 million viewers, up 27% from 2014

November 1, 2015

Game 4 of the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals averaged 13.6 million viewers and a 7.8/15  household rating/share. The 13.6 million viewers was up27% versus last year’s Royals-Giants game 4 and was the most-watched Saturday game since 2009 (Game 3 of Yankees-Phillies which averaged 15.4 million). More details via Fox Sports: WORLD SERIES GAME 4 IS HIGHEST-RATED & MOST-WATCHED SATURDAY GAME SINCE 2009 Audience +27% vs….

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Royals-Mets World Series Game 3 averages 13.2 million viewers

October 31, 2015

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). More details via Fox Sports: WORLD SERIES OFF TO BEST START SINCE 2009 Game 3 Posts 10% Increase Over ’14; FOX Wins Third Night Sunday…

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