The Ratings From Game 6 Of The World Series Are In

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

The ratings are in from game 6 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians and they are the higher than anyone expected.

On Tuesday night, game 6 was a high scoring one with the Cubs pulling in a grand slam and winning the game 9-3 over the Indians. Baseball fans clearly can’t get enough of the now tied 3-3 series with overnight ratings coming in at 23.4 million viewers, according to Deadline. (RELATED: The World Series Ratings Just Topped The NFL For The Second Time Ever)

Actor Bill Murray attends Game Six of the 2016 World Series. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

According to the overnight returns the game averaged 14.8 among Nielsen metered market households. (RELATED: The Season Premiere Of ‘The Walking Dead’ Was A Ratings Bonanza)

The last time a game 6 of the World Series did that well was in 1997 when the Cleveland Indians beat the Florida Marlins, drawing in 23.7 million viewers.

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 01: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs hits a solo home run during the first inning against Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians in Game Six of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Compare that to the last time the series went to six games in 2014 between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals that pulled in only 13.4 million viewers, according to another report.

The ratings from game 5 Sunday night pushed the five-game average for the series to 19.3 million.

Tuesday night’s numbers are only three percent off Sunday’s game 5 of the series which averaged a 15.3 household rating. That night was also historic making it only the second time ever that the series beat the NFL ratings, bringing in 23.6 million viewers.

The Cubs and the Indians will meet one last time in Cleveland Wednesday night to determine the winner. The ratings are expected to be huge.

Katie Jerkovich



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