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40 Million Tune In For World Series Game 1

Game 1 of the 2015 World Series averaged 14.9 million viewers up 22% versus last year’s Giants-Royals game 1 and it was the most-watched Game 1 since 2010’s Giants-Rangers (15 million).

40.9 million watched at least some part of the game.

Here are the details via Fox Sports:

World Series Game 1 Highlights:

–           Highest-rated World Series Game 1 since 2009 (11.9/19, Phillies-Yankees).

–           40.6 million viewers watched all or part of last night’s thrilling game.

–           Most-watched World Series Game 1 since 2010 (15.0 million, Giants-Rangers).

–           Up +23% in rating and 22% in audience compared to Giants-Royals Game 1 last year (7.3/12, 12.2 million).

–           Last night’s broadcast posted impressive increases across key demos including: M18-34 (4.7 vs. 3.9, +21%); M18-49 (6.0 vs. 4.3, +40%); M25-54 (6.8 vs. 5.0, +36%); A18-49 (4.6 vs. 3.4, +35%).

–           From 8:04-11:00 PM ET, FOX averaged an 8.9/15, with 14.9 million viewers, which projects to be the network’s best prime time performance on a Tuesday since February 2012.

–           The World Series powered FOX to a first place household finish in prime time (preliminary):   FOX – 8.9/15; CBS – 7.8/13; NBC – 4.7/8; and ABC – 2.5/4.

–           FOX also won the night in prime time among Adults 18-49 (4.4).

–           Initial tune-in was a 6.3/11 with 10.3 million viewers from 8:04-8:15 PM ET. Ratings peaked at a 10.4/18, with 17.3 million viewers from 10:45-11:00 PM ET.

–           The first nine innings of the game averaged a 9.1/16, with 15.2 million viewers from 8:04-11:30 PM ET, and held fairly steady through the five extra innings (8.9/21, with 14.4 million viewers) from 11:30 PM ET-1:02 AM ET.

World Series Game 1 Streaming Highlights:

– World Series Game 1 is FOX Sports GO’s most-viewed MLB game and the second most-viewed event of all-time on an authenticated basis with more than 177,000 unique streamers.   

World Series Game 1 Local Highlights:

– Locally, Kansas City led all markets with an impressive 57.3 rating, followed by New York (26.2). The rating in Kansas City is the highest recorded for a single market for a World Series Game 1 since at least 1996.

– St. Louis (16.1), Hartford (14.4), Tulsa (11.8), West Palm Beach (11.3), Denver (10.7), Milwaukee and Phoenix (10.5), and Las Vegas (10.4) round out the top 10.

Credit to SportsTVRatings who originally published this article

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