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Tuesday Final Nationals: Cubs-Indians on Fox Earns Best MLB World Series Game 6 Viewership in 19 Years

2016 World Series” Game 6 between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night, registered a 13.3/23 household rating/share with 23.4 million viewers on the Fox broadcast network, earning the best viewership figures for a World Series Game 6 since 1997’s 23.7 million (on NBC) when the Florida Marlins faced the Indians, according to fast national figures released by Nielsen Media Research.
 
Tuesday night’s World Series Game 6 is the highest-rated Game 6 since 2009’s 13.4/22, a clinching game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees. Compared to World Series Game 6 in 2014 between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals, last night’s game is up +64 percent (vs. 8.1/13). Last night easily ranks as FOX’s highest-rated and most-watched primetime telecast of the broadcast season and the networks best Tuesday night in over six years. Last night’s game ranks as FOX’s highest-rated primetime telecast of the broadcast season and projects to be the networks best Tuesday night in over six years.
 
With the inclusion of the Chicago Cubs, Fox continued its surge in male demos over 2014 in males 12-17 (+105 percent; 4.1 vs. 2.0), males 18-34 (+85 percent; 6.1 vs. 3.3), males 18-49 (+73 percent; 7.8 vs. 4.5), and males 25-54 (+67 percent; 9.0 vs. 5.4). In adults 18-49, last night’s Game 6 is up +89 percent (6.6 vs. 3.5).

Fox, the clear Tuesday winner by far, achieved its highest-rated and most-watched Tuesday prime time since March 2010 which was an edition of the ninth season of TV’s then-No. 1 show “American Idol.”
 
Fox Deportes’ 425,000 average total viewers for World Series Game 6 is the most-watched World Series game in Spanish language television history and is up +67 percent (254,000 viewers) over 2014’s Game 6 viewership.
 
Fox Sports GO’s average minute audience of 150,852 set a new record for an authenticated event. 

Cleveland led all markets by delivering a 40.5/59 overnight rating/share, with Chicago posting a 40.2/59.

(Source: Fox Sports [1], [2])

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, November 1, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/4 3607 0.7/3 1.1/3 1.4/4
8:00 The Middle 249 94 3.4/6 5432 0.8/4 1.4/5 1.9/6
8:30 American Housewife 249 94 3.2/5 5103 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.0/6
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat 249 94 2.2/4 3508 0.6/2 1.1/3 1.4/4
9:30 The Real O’Neals 249 94 1.8/3 2732 0.5/2 0.8/2 1.1/3
10:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 249 94 1.6/3 2432 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.5/9 8505 0.6/2 1.0/3 1.5/4
8:00 NCIS (r) 255 94 6.7/11 10444 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.7/5
9:00 Bull (r) 255 94 5.1/8 8039 0.5/2 1.0/3 1.5/4
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (r) 255 94 4.6/8 7033 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.4/4
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.7/8 7332 1.2/5 1.7/6 2.2/6
8:00 The Voice (r) 244 94 4.4/7 6864 0.9/4 1.5/5 1.9/6
9:00 This Is Us 244 94 5.5/9 8480 1.6/6 2.3/7 2.9/8
10:00 Chicago Fire 244 94 4.3/8 6651 1.0/4 1.5/5 1.9/5
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 11.3/22 23120 6.5/22 7.6/22
7:30 World Series Pre-Game (s) 252 3.4/7 5813 1.4/8 1.6/7 1.8/7
8:04 2016 MLB World Series Game 6 Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians (s) (thru 11:40) 252 13.3/23 23396 5.2/22 6.6/22 7.8/23
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1763 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
8:00 The Flash 247 91 1.7/3 2765 0.8/3 1.0/3 1.2/3
9:00 No Tomorrow 247 91 0.5/1 760 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1696 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1659 0.6/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.8/1 1498 0.5/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.1/2 1874 0.7/2
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 1.0/2 1717 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 419 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 402 0.1/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.4/1 708 0.3/1
9:00 La Viuda Negra 0.2/0 395 0.2/1
10:00 Bloque de Búsqueda 0.1/0 154 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1826 0.7/2
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.0/2 1686 0.4/2
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.8/1 1335 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.0/2 1876 0.7/2
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.2/2 2267 1.0/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 11/01/16

The Middle” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

American Housewife” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.0/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

The Real O’Neals” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

This Is Us” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.3/8
Men 18-34: 1.0/4
Women 18-49: 3.2/10
Men 18-49: 1.4/4

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.0/6
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

World Series Pre-Game” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.1/7
Men 18-34: 1.7/11
Women 18-49: 1.4/6
Men 18-49: 2.9/9

2016 World Series Game 6: Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 4.2/17
Men 18-34: 6.1/28
Women 18-49: 5.4/18
Men 18-49: 7.4/28

2016 World Series Game 6: Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians” (Fox Deportes)
0.21 household rating
0.425 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.14
Women 18-49: 0.14
Men 18-49: 0.24

The Flash” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

No Tomorrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

If Loving You Is Wrong” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.44
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.69
Men 18-49: 0.31

WWE SmackDown” (USA)
1.35 household rating
2.187 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.47
Men 18-34: 0.67
Women 18-49: 0.57
Men 18-49: 0.78

Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10:00)
Women 18-34: 0.48
Men 18-34: 0.52
Women 18-49: 0.71
Men 18-49: 0.58

Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10:31)
Women 18-34: 0.57
Men 18-34: 0.49
Women 18-49: 0.74
Men 18-49: 0.56

Atlanta” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.39
Men 18-34: 0.56
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.48

Tosh.0” (Comedy Central)
Women 18-34: 0.23
Men 18-34: 0.44
Women 18-49: 0.20
Men 18-49: 0.45

Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.15
Men 18-49: 0.27

NBA Regular Season: Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trail Blazers” (NBA TV, 10:04 p.m.-12:28 a.m.)
0.44 household rating
0.692 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.49
Women 18-49: 0.18
Men 18-49: 0.45

30 for 30: Hit It Hard” (ESPN)
0.47 household rating
0.729 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.50
Women 18-49: 0.16
Men 18-49: 0.54

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. Do you The Powerpuff Girls at 12 & 12:30 pm on Boomerang please? This was the first time the 2016 incarnation of the Series has aired on Cartoon Network’s sister channel.

  2. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Tuesday 11/01/2016

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    The Middle ……………. 1.40 … 1.80
    American Housewife .. 1.51 … 2.06
    Fresh Off the Boat ….. 1.07 … 1.44
    Real O’Neals ………….. 0.81 … 1.06
    Agents of SHIELD ….. 0.78 … 1.42
    NCIS-r ………………….. 1.09 … 1.22
    Bull-r …………………….. 1.00 … 1.11
    NCIS: New Orleans-r 0.94 … 1.08
    The Voice-r …………… 1.47 … 1.68
    This Is Us …………….. 2.31 … 3.94
    Chicago Fire …………. 1.45 … 2.16
    World Series ………… 6.62 … 6.64
    The Flash ……………… 0.99… 1.70
    No Tomorrow ………… 0.25 … 0.36

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    Total Viewers
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    The Middle …………… 5.433 … 6.562
    American Housewife 5.104 … 6.480
    Fresh Off the Boat … 3.508 … 4.393
    Real O’Neals ………… 2.733 … 3.376
    Agents of SHIELD …. 2.433 … 4.013
    NCIS-r ……………….. 10.446 … 11.450
    Bull-r …………………… 8.040 … 8.839
    NCIS: New Orleans-r 7.033 … 8.216
    The Voice-r ………….. 6.864 … 7.512
    This Is Us …………….. 8.480 … 12.327
    Chicago Fire …………. 6.651 … 9.331
    World Series ……… 23.398 … 23.453
    The Flash ……………… 2.765… 4.258
    No Tomorrow ………… 0.760 … 0.991