World Series Game 7 Scores Best Overnight Baseball Rating Since 2001

screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-10-00-56-am-1Not only are fans on the North Side of Chicago in a state of ecstasy, executives at FOX are undoubtedly over the moon about the ratings numbers from Wednesday night’s historic World Series Game 7.

Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports that the Chicago Cubs’ breakthrough win scored a 25.2 overnight rating for FOX, the highest baseball rating since the 2001 Game 7 between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Amazingly, the number could’ve been even higher were it not for the 17-minute rain delay at the end of the ninth inning. Fox Sports executive vice president Michael Mulvihill shared the quarter-hour ratings breakdown, which showed that many people turned the game off when the rains fell.

When the final ratings numbers come out, the total audience could possibly top that 2001 Yankees-Diamondbacks game. Per Mulvihill, that game ended up drawing a total audience of more than 39 million viewers.

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