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World Series opener viewers increased 17.5% from last year’s lows

Houston – Atlanta’s 6-2 victory over Houston in Game 1 of the World Series attracted an average of 10,811,000 viewers at Fox. This is an increase of 17.5% from a record low of 9,195,000 in the 8-3 victory over Tampa Bay in the Los Angeles Dodgers last year.

The Braves-Astros number was the second lowest total to start the series.

According to Fox, the average number of viewers for the game on Tuesday night was 11,077,000 in total for Fox, Fox Deportes for Spanish coverage, and Fox’s streaming app. The game was the most streamed 273,619 World Series opener, up 82%.

Until last year, Game 1’s lows were a 7-1 victory over Kansas City in San Francisco on October 21, 2014, with an average of 12,191,000 on Tuesday night.

Last year’s series at Arlington, Texas’s neutral site scored an average TV rating of 32% below the previous World Series lows due to a pandemic. According to Nielsen Media Research, last year’s Fox average rating of six games was 5.2, with a share of 12, and viewers of 9,785,000. The last low was a 2012 San Francisco Giants Detroit Tigers 4-game sweep with a rating of 7.6, 12 shares and 12,660,000 viewers.

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World Series opener viewers increased 17.5% from last year’s lows

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