Official viewership of Fox’s coverage of Game 2 of the World Series was 10.9 percent lower than Game 2 of last year’s series, but higher than Game 2 of the 2014 and 2015 Series, according to live-plus-same-day figures announced by Nielsen Ratings.
The Houston Astros 7-6 11-inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 15.483 million viewers. The Chicago Cubs 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the 2016 series averaged 17.395 million viewers, the most for a Game 2 since 2009.
Through two games, Fox’s Series coverage is averaging 15.226 million viewers, 17.2 percent less than 18.382 million-average through two games last season.
Viewership for most forms of programming have declined annually partially because of the growing number of people who watch programming that is streamed via the internet instead of broadcast on traditional television.
The World Series game was the night’s most-watched program on television. The CBS alternative series “Survivor” was second, averaging 8.222 million.
An average of 154,015 viewers watched the game on the Fox Sports Go live streaming platform. Spanish-language coverage on Fox Deportes averaged 382,000.
—City News Service
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