The World Series: A Bust for the Dodgers and a Ratings Bust, Too

Oct 29, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The 2018 World Series, which wrapped up Sunday with the Boston Red Sox winning it in five games over the Los Angeles Dodgers, was the least-watched Series in several years, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

Sunday’s Game 5 on Fox delivered a 12.3 rating in metered-market households, “easily the best of the series thus far,” THR reports. “It was down slightly, however, from Game 5 in 2017 (12.8), as has been the case for the prior four games.”

THR adds: “It’s likely that the 2018 series, despite featuring teams from two top-10 media markets, will go down as the least-watched since at least 2015.”

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  1. Baseball needs to do something about the length of games or at least the start times. People are not interested in spending 4 or more hours watching a 9 inning game on a work night. Each batter is in and out of the box and then the pitcher steps off the mound and it goes on and on. I used to be a baseball fan, but it has become a slog to sit through.

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