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Wednesday Final Nationals: Astros-Dodgers on Fox Second Most-Watched World Series Game Two in Eight Years

Fox topped Wednesday with the 11-inning Game 2 of MLB’s “2017 World Series” between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Averaging 15.483 million viewers from 8:13 p.m.-12:36 a.m. ET, it was down 11 percent from last year’s Cubs-Indians (17.4 million; best mark since 2009) but up 13 percent from Mets-Royals in 2015 (13.72 million) and up 20 percent from Giants-Royals in 2014 (12.92 million). It’s the second best viewer mark for a World Series Game 2 since Phillies-Yankees in 2009 (18.9 million).

At an 9.2 household rating and 18 share, Game 2 was also the second best in ratings in eight years, since the aforementioned Phillies-Yankees in 2009 (11.7/19). Only Cubs-Indians last year (10.2/18) had rated higher within that span.

Prime time half-hour breakdowns for “2017 World Series – Game 2” in household rating/share and total viewers (adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 rating/share), were as follows:

8:13 7.1/13, 11.656 million (2.2/12, 2.7/12, 3.2/11)

8:30 8.3/15, 13.829 million (2.7/14, 3.4/14, 3.9/13)

9:00 8.9/16, 14.980 million (3.1/15, 3.8/15, 4.5/14)

9:30 9.7/17, 16.483 million (3.4/16, 4.3/16, 5.1/15)

10:00 9.7/17, 16.403 million (3.4/16, 4.4/16, 5.2/16)

10:30 9.5/18, 16.154 million (3.4/17, 4.4/17, 5.2/17)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

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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