An extra game in the opening World Series helped Fox draw the largest game audience in three years.
Network Average .48 Millions of viewers watch Philadelphia Phillies win 6-5 11 beat the Astros in Houston’s game Friday. This is better than last year’s first game (.39 million) and the best World Series opener since .15 One of the million-viewed games series. Fox also has a 2.9 rating in adults -49 For games, the year-on-year increase is about 15 percentage points.
On the other hand, Friday’s telecast remains the third-lowest opening game on record for the World Series, ahead of only the previous two years. (The 2020 series, which aired after the pandemic-shortened season, had a record low average viewership for the entire series and each of the six games. )
Elsewhere Friday, the fourth episode of CBS Fire Country continued with 5.3 million viewers A good start, at the same level as the previous week. SWAT (4.48 million viewers) and Blue Bloods (5.39 million) in their respective time. ABC hits hour-long interview with Diane Sawyer and Matthew Perry (4.15 million viewers) blow, painting 950, 000 more viewers than Shark Tank’ 8pm average.