- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Fox and fans of baseball got their wish Tuesday night. After one of the highest scoring games of the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs nabbed a strong third win to guarantee a Game 7.
Ratings may not yet have reached their peak, but they certainly held strong in Game 6. Overnight returns have the Cubs’ 9-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians averaging a 14.8 rating among metered market households. That’s only off 3 percent from the most recent game.
Tuesday’s showing all but guarantees a massive haul for Wednesday’s conclusion. With a tied 3-3 series, the Cubs and Indians will face each other one last time Wednesday night.
The 2016 World Series is so strong, recent comparisons seem silly at this point. Last year’s championship wrapped with Game 5 — and the last series to go to Game 6, in 2014, earned a limp 13.4 million viewers. This World Series is still pacing as the best (through this many games) since 2004.
Prior to Tuesday, the high for the series was set with Sunday’s 15.3 overnight rating. That translated to a massive 23.6 million viewers, easily outshining all primetime NFL audiences this season. Sunday’s big showing pushed the five-game average to a massive 19.3 million viewers.
More to come…
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day