This year’s World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros started off as a snoozefest in the ratings, as we reported two days ago, but as the Series went six, and then seven games, it delivered huge numbers of eyeballs for Fox and Major League Baseball.
Deadline reports that Wednesday’s final game, in which the Nationals claimed their first World Series title in franchise history with a 6-2 win over the Astros, delivered 24 million viewers across all Fox platforms. As we noted previously, the Series had been averaging just 11.6 million viewers through the first five games, based on Nielsen data.
“Compared with Tuesday’s Game 6, Game 7 continued the spike the series experienced in its race to the end, with a 47% rise in 18-49s and 38% in total audience in the fast affiliates,” Deadline notes.
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