World Series: Fox broadcast draws huge audience
Thursday's dramatic World Series game drew more than 21 million viewers, Major League Baseball said Friday. At its peak nearly one-third of all U.S. houses using televisions were tuned in to the Fox network broadcast of the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-inning win over the Texas Rangers.
More than 8 of every 10 TVs in operation in Dallas and St. Louis were tuned in to the game.
Overall, Fox averaged an estimated 19.72 million viewers and a 12.0 rating and 19 share nationally, according to Nielsen Media Research, which tracks TV viewership. That swamped second-place CBS, which had a 12 share and 12.09 million viewers.
-- Kevin Baxter in St. Louis
Photo: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Rob Carr / Getty Images.