Game five of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets, televised Sunday on Fox, hit a ratings home run, improving on last year’s numbers for game five by a whopping 43%, based on Nielsen overnights.
Fox reports that Sunday’s game delivered an 11.7 overnight household rating with a 19 share, 43% better than the 8.2/13 for game five of the Giants-Royals series a year ago.
The Royals came from behind in the ninth inning Sunday, tying the game after trailing 2-0, then went on to win the game 7-2 in 12 innings to put the Series away.
The overnight rating was the best for a game five of the World Series since the Yankees-Phillies delivered a 12.8/20 in 2009.
Through all five games the 2015 World Series averaged a 10.1/17 in the metered markets, up 26% over last year’s five-game average of 8.0/13, and up 11% over last year’s full seven-game average, Fox reported. The 2015 Series posted the best five-game average for the World Series since 2009.