World Series Numbers Game

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Ratings and viewership for every World Series game dating back to 1972, with ratings in the adults 18-49 demographic dating back to 2002.

The 2011 World Series was the first in nine years to go to a decisive seventh game. The Cardinals’ Game 7 win drew a 14.7 final rating and 25.403 million viewers on October 28, the highest rated and most-viewed Major League Baseball game since 2004.

Along with Game 6 of the series on October 27 (12.7, 21.065M), the final two games of the Cardinals/Rangers series boosted the overall series average to a solid 10.0 and 16.6 million viewers.

Cardinals/Rangers ranked as the highest rated and most-viewed World Series since 2007 that did not involve the Yankees.

The past few years have not been particularly good to the World Series, as fifteen of the seventeen lowest rated games have taken place in the past four seasons alone. The past seven seasons have included the six lowest rated World Series of all time.

See Also: League Championship Series Numbers Game and Division Series Numbers Game.

2011

2011: CARDINALS 4, RANGERS 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Wed., 10/19/11 TEX 2, STL 3
1
STL 1-0
FOX
8.7
10,003M
14.174M
4.2
Thu., 10/20/11 TEX 2, STL 1
2
TIE 1-1
FOX
8.9
10,162M
14.280M
4.0
Sat., 10/22/11 STL 16, TEX 7
3
STL 2-1
FOX
6.6
7,532M
11.247M
3.2
Sun., 10/23/11 STL 0, TEX 4
4
TIE 2-2
FOX
9.2
10,497M
15.156M
4.2
Mon., 10/24/11 STL 2, TEX 4
5
TEX 3-2
FOX
8.8
10,149M
14.324M
4.2
Thu., 10/27/11 TEX 9, STL 10 (11)
6
TIE 3-3
FOX
12.7
14,593M
21.065M
6.5
Fri., 10/28/11 TEX 2, STL 6
7
STL 4-3
FOX
14.7
16,866M
25.403M
7.4

2010

2010: GIANTS 4, RANGERS 1
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Wed., 10/27/10 TEX 7, SF 11
1
SF 1-0
FOX
8.9
10.363M
15.009M
4.7
Thu., 10/28/10 TEX 0, SF 9
2
SF 2-0
FOX
8.5
9.812M
14.130M
4.0
Sat., 10/30/10 SF 2, TEX 4
3
SF 2-1
FOX
6.7
7.725M
11.460M
2.9
Sun., 10/31/10 SF 4, TEX 0
4
SF 3-1
FOX
9.0
10.457M
15.537M
4.3
Mon., 11/01/10 SF 3, TEX 1
5
SF 4-1
FOX
8.8
10.168M
14.950M
4.2

2009

2009: YANKEES 4, PHILLIES 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Wed., 10/28/09 PHI 6, NYY 1
1
PHI 1-0
FOX
11.9
13.711M
19.511M
6.3
Thu., 10/29/09 PHI 1, NYY 3
2
TIE 1-1
FOX
11.7
13.463M
18.897M
5.8
Sat., 10/31/09 NYY 8, PHI 5
3
NYY 2-1
FOX
9.1
10.475M
15.397M
4.7
Sun., 11/01/09 NYY 7, PHI 4
4
NYY 3-1
FOX
13.5
15.501M
22.761M
7.8
Mon., 11/02/09 NYY 6, PHI 8
5
NYY 3-2
FOX
10.6
12.145M
17.092M
5.3
Wed., 11/04/09 PHI 3, NYY 7
6
NYY 4-2
FOX
13.4
15.418M
22.339M
7.4

2008

2008: PHILLIES 4, RAYS 1
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Wed., 10/22/08 PHI 3, TB 2
1
PHI 1-0
FOX
9.2
10.480M
14.634M
4.8
Thu., 10/23/08 PHI 2, TB 4
2
TIE 1-1
FOX
8.1
9.263M
12.777M
4.0
Sat., 10/25/08 TB 4, PHI 5
3
PHI 2-1
FOX
6.1
6.995M
9.836M
3.2
Sun., 10/26/08 TB 2, PHI 10
4
PHI 3-1
FOX
9.3
10.689M
15.479M
5.1
Mon., 10/27/08 TB 3, PHI 4
5
PHI 4-1
FOX
9.6
15.787M
Wed., 10/29/08

2007

2007: RED SOX 4, ROCKIES 0
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Wed., 10/24/07 COL 1, BOS 13
1
BOS 1-0
FOX
10.5
11.889M
16.897M
5.8
Thu., 10/25/07 COL 1, BOS 2
2
BOS 2-0
FOX
11.1
12.489M
16.950M
5.3
Sat., 10/27/07 BOS 10, COL 5
3
BOS 3-0
FOX
8.5
9.638M
14.055M
4.3
Sun., 10/28/07 BOS 4, COL 3
4
BOS 4-0
FOX
12.6
14.251M
20.946M
7.1

2006

2006: CARDINALS 4, TIGERS 1
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Sat., 10/21/06 STL 7, DET 2
1
STL 1-0
FOX
8.0
8.885M
12.840M
3.6
Sun., 10/22/06 STL 1, DET 3
2
TIE 1-1
FOX
11.6
12.872M
18.165M
5.9
Tue., 10/24/06 DET 0, STL 5
3
STL 2-1
FOX
10.2
11.385M
15.582M
4.8
Thu., 10/26/06 DET 4, STL 5
4
STL 3-1
FOX
10.4
11.639M
16.113M
5.1
Fri., 10/27/06 DET 2, STL 4
5
STL 4-1
FOX
10.3
11.526M
16.277M
5.0

2005

2005: WHITE SOX 4, ASTROS 0
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Sat., 10/22/05 HOU 3, CHW 5
1
CHW 1-0
FOX
9.5
10.451M
15.015M
4.6
Sun., 10/23/05 HOU 6, CHW 7
2
CHW 2-0
FOX
11.1
12.190M
17.190M
5.7
Tue., 10/25/05 CHW 7, HOU 5 (14)
3
CHW 3-0
FOX
11.0
12.134M
16.652M
5.7
Wed., 10/26/05 CHW 1, HOU 0
4
CHW 4-0
FOX
13.0
14.281M
19.979M
6.6

2004

2004: RED SOX 4, CARDINALS 0
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Sat., 10/23/04 STL 9, BOS 11
1
BOS 1-0
FOX
13.7
15.029M
23.168M
8.0
Sun., 10/24/04 STL 2, BOS 6
2
BOS 2-0
FOX
15.9
17.390M
25.463M
9.0
Tue., 10/26/04 BOS 4, STL 1
3
BOS 3-0
FOX
15.7
17.156M
24.422M
8.2
Wed., 10/27/04 BOS 3, STL 0
4
BOS 4-0
FOX
18.2
19.930M
28.844M
10.0

2003

2003: MARLINS 4, YANKEES 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Sat., 10/18/03 FLA 3, NYY 2
1
FLA 1-0
FOX
10.9
11.828M
17.687M
6.0
Sun., 10/19/03 FLA 1, NYY 6
2
TIE 1-1
FOX
12.6
13.662M
20.552M
7.4
Tue., 10/21/03 NYY 6, FLA 1
3
NYY 2-1
FOX
12.5
13.567M
18.889M
6.6
Wed., 10/22/03 NYY 3, FLA 4 (12)
4
TIE 2-2
FOX
13.6
14.712M
20.885M
7.5
Thu., 10/23/03 NYY 4, FLA 6
5
FLA 3-2
FOX
13.2
14.324M
19.919M
6.5
Sat., 10/25/03 FLA 2, NYY 0
6
FLA 4-2
FOX
13.9
15.066M
23.240M
7.6

2002

2002: ANGELS 4, GIANTS 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
A18-49
Sat., 10/19/02 SF 4, ANA 3
1
SF 1-0
FOX
9.4
10.081M
15.457M
5.0
Sun., 10/20/02 SF 10, ANA 11
2
TIE 1-1
FOX
11.9
12.734M
19.368M
6.6
Tue., 10/22/02 ANA 10, SF 4
3
ANA 2-1
FOX
10.8
11.544M
17.043M
5.9
Wed., 10/23/02 ANA 3, SF 4
4
TIE 2-2
FOX
11.8
12.547M
18.085M
6.0
Thu., 10/24/02 ANA 4, SF 16
5
SF 3-2
FOX
10.0
10.662M
15.840M
5.4
Sat., 10/26/02 SF 5, ANA 6
6
TIE 3-3
FOX
11.8
12.551M
19.221M
6.4
Sun., 10/27/02 SF 1, ANA 4
7
ANA 4-3
FOX
17.9
19.071M
30.814M
11.1

2001

2001: DIAMONDBACKS 4, YANKEES 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/27/01 NYY 1, ARI 9
1
ARI 1-0
FOX
10.4
10.998M
16.476M
Sun., 10/28/01 NYY 0, ARI 4
2
ARI 2-0
FOX
15.0
15.795M
23.550M
Tue., 10/30/01 ARI 1, NYY 2
3
ARI 2-1
FOX
15.4
16.280M
23.407M
Wed., 10/31/01 ARI 3, NYY 4 (10)
4
TIE 2-2
FOX
15.8
16.717M
23.692M
Thu., 11/01/01 ARI 2, NYY 3 (12)
5
NYY 3-2
FOX
14.4
15.207M
21.323M
Sat., 11/03/01 NYY 2, ARI 15
6
TIE 3-3
FOX
13.8
14.515M
22.672M
Sun., 11/04/01 NYY 2, ARI 3
7
ARI 4-3
FOX
23.5
24.826M
39.084M

2000

2000: YANKEES 4, METS 1
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/21/00 NYM 3, NYY 4 (12)
1
NYY 1-0
FOX
11.5
11.794M
17.556M
Sun., 10/22/00 NYM 5, NYY 6
2
NYY 2-0
FOX
12.6
12.920M
19.045M
Tue., 10/24/00 NYY 2, NYM 4
3
NYY 2-1
FOX
12.4
12.682M
17.453M
Wed., 10/25/00 NYY 3, NYM 2
4
NYY 3-1
FOX
12.5
12.785M
17.611M
Thu., 10/26/00 NYY 4, NYM 2
5
NYY 4-1
FOX
13.1
13.351M
18.927M

1999

1999: YANKEES 4, BRAVES 0
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/23/99 NYY 4, ATL 1
1
NYY 1-0
NBC
14.2
14.335M
22.035M
Sun., 10/24/99 NYY 7, ATL 2
2
NYY 2-0
NBC
15.0
15.072M
22.825M
Tue., 10/26/99 ATL 5, NYY 6 (10)
3
NYY 3-0
NBC
16.8
16.900M
24.116M
Wed., 10/27/99 ATL 1, NYY 4
4
NYY 4-0
NBC
17.8
17.978M
25.848M

1998

1998: YANKEES 4, PADRES 0
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/17/98 SD 6, NYY 9
1
NYY 1-0
FOX
12.4
12.280M
18.740M
Sun., 10/18/98 SD 3, NYY 9
2
NYY 2-0
FOX
12.6
12.540M
17.860M
Tue., 10/20/98 NYY 5, SD 4
3
NYY 3-0
FOX
15.4
15.330M
21.970M
Wed., 10/21/98 NYY 3, SD 0
4
NYY 4-0
FOX
16.6
16.480M
23.390M


1997

1997: MARLINS 4, CLEVELAND 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/18/97 CLE 4, FLA 7
1
FLA 1-0
NBC
11.3
11.060M
16.810M
Sun., 10/19/97 CLE 6, FLA 1
2
TIE 1-1
NBC
15.0
14.730M
22.460M
Tue., 10/21/97 FLA 14, CLE 11
3
FLA 2-1
NBC
15.6
15.250M
22.190M
Wed., 10/22/97 FLA 3, CLE 10
4
TIE 2-2
NBC
15.5
15.230M
22.070M
Thu., 10/23/97 FLA 8, CLE 7
5
FLA 3-2
NBC
17.2
16.900M
24.200M
Sat., 10/25/97 CLE 4, FLA 1
6
TIE 3-3
NBC
15.5
15.170M
23.740M
Sun., 10/26/97 CLE 2, FLA 3 (11)
7
FLA 4-3
NBC
24.5
23.990M
37.990M

1996

1996: YANKEES 4, BRAVES 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sun., 10/20/96 ATL 12, NYY 1
1
ATL 1-0
FOX
15.7
15.260M
23.690M
Mon., 10/21/96 ATL 4, NYY 0
2
ATL 2-0
FOX
14.0
13.550M
19.430M
Tue., 10/22/96 NYY 5, ATL 2
3
ATL 2-1
FOX
17.5
16.930M
23.990M
Wed., 10/23/96 NYY 8, ATL 6 (10)
4
TIE 2-2
FOX
17.9
17.320M
25.160M
Thu., 10/24/96 NYY 1, ATL 0
5
NYY 3-2
FOX
20.0
19.440M
28.520M
Sat., 10/26/96 ATL 2, NYY 3
6
NYY 4-2
FOX
19.1
18.480M
30.440M

1995

1995: BRAVES 4, CLEVELAND 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/21/95 CLE 2, ATL 3
1
ATL 1-0
ABC
16.4
15.720M
25.150M
Sun., 10/22/95 CLE 3, ATL 4
2
ATL 2-0
NBC
19.4
18.610M
29.350M
Tue., 10/24/95 ATL 6, CLE 7 (11)
3
ATL 2-1
NBC
20.0
19.140M
28.720M
Wed., 10/25/95 ATL 5, CLE 2
4
ATL 3-1
ABC
20.0
19.190M
28.670M
Thu., 10/26/95 ATL 4, CLE 5
5
ATL 3-2
ABC
21.6
20.710M
31.710M
Sat., 10/28/95 CLE 0, ATL 1
6
ATL 4-2
NBC
19.5
18.660M
30.280M

1994

1994: NO WORLD SERIES (MLBPA STRIKE)
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
NONE

1993

1993: BLUE JAYS 4, PHILLIES 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/16/93 PHI 5, TOR 8
1
TOR 1-0
CBS
15.5
14.600M
23.100M
Sun., 10/17/93 PHI 6, TOR 4
2
TIE 1-1
CBS
17.9
16.860M
25.200M
Tue., 10/19/93 TOR 10, PHI 3
3
TOR 2-1
CBS
15.2
14.320M
20.570M
Wed., 10/20/93 TOR 15, PHI 14
4
TOR 3-1
CBS
18.0
16.960M
24.590M
Thu., 10/21/93 TOR 0, PHI 2
5
TOR 3-2
CBS
18.4
17.330M
26.110M
Sat., 10/23/93 PHI 6, TOR 8
6
TOR 4-2
CBS
19.1
17.990M
29.050M

1992

1992: BLUE JAYS 4, BRAVES 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/17/92 TOR 1, ATL 3
1
ATL 1-0
CBS
15.6
14.520M
25.020M
Sun., 10/18/92 TOR 5, ATL 4
2
TIE 1-1
CBS
20.2
18.810M
29.590M
Tue., 10/20/92 ATL 2, TOR 3
3
TOR 2-1
CBS
20.8
19.360M
29.980M
Wed., 10/21/92 ATL 1, TOR 2
4
TOR 3-1
CBS
18.9
17.600M
26.410M
Thu., 10/22/92 ATL 7, TOR 2
5
TOR 3-2
CBS
21.6
20.110M
31.230M
Sat., 10/24/92 TOR 4, ATL 3 (11)
6
TOR 4-2
CBS
22.7
21.130M
35.000M

1991

1991: TWINS 4, BRAVES 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/19/91 ATL 2, MIN 5
1
MIN 1-0
CBS
17.6
16.210M
26.310M
Sun., 10/20/91 ATL 2, MIN 3
2
MIN 2-0
CBS
21.7
19.990M
30.840M
Tue., 10/22/91 MIN 4, ATL 5 (12)
3
MIN 2-1
CBS
23.5
21.640M
33.170M
Wed., 10/23/91 MIN 2, ATL 3
4
TIE 2-2
CBS
22.9
21.090M
32.100M
Thu., 10/24/91 MIN 5, ATL 14
5
ATL 3-2
CBS
22.9
21.090M
33.180M
Sat., 10/26/91 ATL 3, MIN 4 (11)
6
TIE 3-3
CBS
25.4
23.390M
40.830M
Sun., 10/27/91 ATL 0, MIN 1 (10)
7
MIN 4-3
CBS
32.2
29.660M
50.340M

1990

1990: REDS 4, ATHLETICS 0
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Tue., 10/16/90 OAK 0, CIN 7
1
CIN 1-0
CBS
20.2
18.810M
28.600M
Wed., 10/17/90 OAK 4, CIN 5 (10)
2
CIN 2-0
CBS
21.8
20.300M
30.570M
Fri., 10/19/90 CIN 8, OAK 3
3
CIN 3-0
CBS
19.4
18.060M
28.720M
Sat., 10/20/90 CIN 2, OAK 1
4
CIN 4-0
CBS
21.4
19.920M
32.910M

1989

1989: ATHLETICS 4, GIANTS 0
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/14/89 SF 0, OAK 5
1
OAK 1-0
ABC
16.2
14.920M
25.030M
Sun., 10/15/89 SF 1, OAK 5
2
OAK 2-0
ABC
17.4
16.030M
25.410M
Fri., 10/27/89 OAK 13, SF 7
3
OAK 3-0
ABC
17.5
16.120M
26.610M
Sat., 10/28/89 OAK 9, SF 6
4
OAK 4-0
ABC
14.7
13.540M
21.640M

1988

1988: DODGERS 4, ATHLETICS 1
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/15/88 OAK 4, LA 5
1
LA 1-0
NBC
20.5
18.530M
30.350M
Sun., 10/16/88 OAK 0, LA 6
2
LA 2-0
NBC
23.1
20.880M
34.700M
Tue., 10/18/88 LA 1, OAK 2
3
LA 2-1
NBC
24.8
22.420M
34.990M
Wed., 10/19/88 LA 4, OAK 3
4
LA 3-1
NBC
24.2
21.880M
33.960M
Thu., 10/20/88 LA 5, OAK 2
5
LA 4-1
NBC
27.0
24.410M
38.800M

1987

1987: TWINS 4, CARDINALS 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/17/87 STL 1, MIN 10
1
MIN 1-0
ABC
19.2
17.010M
30.570M
Sun., 10/18/87 STL 4, MIN 8
2
MIN 2-0
ABC
21.9
19.400M
33.660M
Tue., 10/20/87 MIN 1, STL 3
3
MIN 2-1
ABC
24.9
22.060M
34.990M
Wed., 10/21/87 MIN 2, STL 7
4
TIE 2-2
ABC
23.8
21.090M
34.040M
Thu., 10/22/87 MIN 2, STL 4
5
STL 3-2
ABC
23.4
20.730M
32.550M
Sat., 10/24/87 STL 5, MIN 11
6
TIE 3-3
ABC
20.9
18.520M
29.090M
Sun., 10/25/87 STL 2, MIN 4
7
MIN 4-3
ABC
32.6
28.880M
51.180M

1986

1986: METS 4, RED SOX 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/18/86 BOS 1, NYM 0
1
BOS 1-0
NBC
24.2
21.150M
33.100M
Sun., 10/19/86 BOS 9, NYM 3
2
BOS 2-0
NBC
25.5
22.290M
32.340M
Tue., 10/21/86 NYM 7, BOS 1
3
BOS 2-1
NBC
25.6
22.370M
33.200M
Wed., 10/22/86 NYM 6, BOS 2
4
TIE 2-2
NBC
26.0
22.720M
34.490M
Thu., 10/23/86 NYM 2, BOS 4
5
BOS 3-2
NBC
29.8
26.050M
38.710M
Sat., 10/25/86 BOS 5, NYM 6 (10)
6
TIE 3-3
NBC
30.3
26.480M
44.510M
Mon., 10/27/86 BOS 5, NYM 8
7
NYM 4-3
NBC
38.9

1985

1985: ROYALS 4, CARDINALS 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/19/85 STL 3, KC 1
1
STL 1-0
ABC
22.1
18.980M
31.510M
Mon., 10/21/85 STL 4, KC 2
2
STL 2-0
ABC
23.2
19.930M
31.770M
Tue., 10/22/85 KC 6, STL 1
3
STL 2-1
ABC
25.4
21.820M
32.800M
Wed., 10/23/85 KC 0, STL 3
4
STL 3-1
ABC
24.8
21.300M
35.040M
Fri., 10/25/85 KC 6, STL 1
5
STL 3-2
ABC
24.9
21.390M
30.950M
Sat., 10/26/85 STL 1, KC 2
6
TIE 3-3
ABC
24.2
20.790M
34.860M
Sun., 10/27/85 STL 0, KC 11
7
KC 4-3
ABC
32.6
28.000M
45.000M

1984

1984: TIGERS 4, PADRES 1
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Tue., 10/09/84 DET 3, SD 2
1
DET 1-0
NBC
27.7
23.520M
33.860M
Wed., 10/10/84 DET 3, SD 5
2
TIE 1-1
NBC
26.0
22.070M
32.010M
Fri., 10/12/84 SD 2, DET 5
3
DET 2-1
NBC
21.5
18.250M
26.810M
Sat., 10/13/84 SD 2, DET 4
4
DET 3-1
NBC
15.0
12.740M
18.020M
Sun., 10/14/84 SD 4, DET 8
5
DET 4-1
NBC
22.7
19.270M
28.580M

1983

1983: ORIOLES 4, PHILLIES 1
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Tue., 10/11/83 PHI 2, BAL 1
1
PHI 1-0
ABC
27.7
23.210M
36.230M
Wed., 10/12/83 PHI 1, BAL 4
2
TIE 1-1
ABC
26.8
22.462M
34.550M
Fri., 10/14/83 BAL 3, PHI 2
3
BAL 2-1
ABC
23.9
20.030M
30.120M
Sat., 10/15/83 BAL 5, PHI 4
4
BAL 3-1
ABC
17.6
14.750M
20.260M
Sun., 10/16/83 BAL 5, PHI 0
5
BAL 4-1
ABC
21.0
17.600M
26.950M

1982

1982: CARDINALS 4, BREWERS 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Tue., 10/12/82 MIL 10, STL 0
1
MIL 1-0
NBC
27.9
23.240M
37.460M
Wed., 10/13/82 MIL 4, STL 5
2
TIE 1-1
NBC
29.1
24.240M
37.700M
Fri., 10/15/82 STL 6, MIL 2
3
STL 2-1
NBC
25.0
20.830M
32.890M
Sat., 10/16/82 STL 5, MIL 7
4
TIE 2-2
NBC
21.0
17.490M
26.210M
Sun., 10/17/82 STL 4, MIL 6
5
MIL 3-2
NBC
30.4
25.320M
48.990M
Tue., 10/19/82 MIL 1, STL 13
6
TIE 3-3
NBC
24.0
19.990M
32.350M
Wed., 10/20/82 MIL 3, STL 6
7
STL 4-3
NBC
38.2
31.820M
49.930M

1981

1981: DODGERS 4, YANKEES 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Tue., 10/20/81 LA 3, NYY 5
1
NYY 1-0
ABC
29.9
24.370M
39.720M
Wed., 10/21/81 LA 0, NYY 3
2
NYY 2-0
ABC
28.8
23.470M
39.110M
Fri., 10/23/81 NYY 4, LA 5
3
NYY 2-1
ABC
29.0
23.640M
40.140M
Sat., 10/24/81 NYY 7, LA 8
4
TIE 2-2
ABC
28.4
23.150M
37.970M
Sun., 10/25/81 NYY 1, LA 2
5
LA 3-2
ABC
26.4
21.520M
39.110M
Wed., 10/28/81 LA 9, NYY 2
6
LA 4-2
ABC
37.2
30.320M

1980

1980: PHILLIES 4, ROYALS 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Tue., 10/14/80 KC 6, PHI 7
1
PHI 1-0
NBC
33.5
26.060M
42.040M
Wed., 10/15/80 KC 4, PHI 6
2
PHI 2-0
NBC
34.4
26.760M
42.990M
Fri., 10/17/80 PHI 3, KC 4 (10)
3
PHI 2-1
NBC
32.0
24.900M
39.170M
Sat., 10/18/80 PHI 3, KC 5
4
TIE 2-2
NBC
23.9
18.590M
29.320M
Sun., 10/19/80 PHI 4, KC 3
5
PHI 3-2
NBC
32.0
24.900M
45.460M
Tue., 10/21/80 KC 1, PHI 4
6
PHI 4-2
NBC
40.0
31.120M
54.860M

1979

1979: PIRATES 4, ORIOLES 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Wed., 10/10/79 PIT 4, BAL 5
1
BAL 1-0
ABC
28.2
21.520M
38.140M
Thu., 10/11/79 PIT 3, BAL 2
2
TIE 1-1
ABC
29.6
22.580M
36.320M
Fri., 10/12/79 BAL 8, PIT 4
3
BAL 2-1
ABC
22.5
17.170M
31.420M
Sat., 10/13/79 BAL 9, PIT 6
4
BAL 3-1
ABC
23.5
17.930M
27.210M
Sun., 10/14/79 BAL 1, PIT 7
5
BAL 3-2
ABC
26.2
19.990M
39.090M
Tue., 10/16/79 PIT 4, BAL 0
6
TIE 3-3
ABC
32.5
24.800M
43.640M
Wed., 10/17/79 PIT 4, BAL 1
7
PIT 4-3
ABC
36.9
28.150M
49.890M

1978

1978: YANKEES 4, DODGERS 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Tue., 10/10/78 NYY 5, LA 11
1
LA 1-0
NBC
33.1
24.660M
43.510M
Wed., 10/11/78 NYY 3, LA 4
2
LA 2-0
NBC
32.2
23.990M
42.720M
Fri., 10/13/78 LA 1, NYY 5
3
LA 2-1
NBC
33.0
24.590M
43.810M
Sat., 10/14/78 LA 3, NYY 4 (10)
4
TIE 2-2
NBC
30.1
22.420M
39.220M
Sun., 10/15/78 LA 2, NYY 12
5
NYY 3-2
NBC
32.6
24.290M
45.870M
Tue., 10/17/78 NYY 7, LA 2
6
NYY 4-2
NBC
35.9
26.750M
50.600M

1977

1977: YANKEES 4, DODGERS 2
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Tue., 10/11/77 LA 3, NYY 4 (12)
1
NYY 1-0
ABC
30.3
22.090M
36.960M
Wed., 10/12/77 LA 6, NYY 1
2
TIE 1-1
ABC
30.5
22.230M
35.880M
Fri., 10/14/77 NYY 5, LA 3
3
NYY 2-1
ABC
30.2
22.020M
37.410M
Sat., 10/15/77 NYY 4, LA 2
4
NYY 3-1
ABC
27.2
19.830M
31.460M
Sun., 10/16/77 NYY 4, LA 10
5
NYY 3-2
ABC
26.6
19.390M
37.010M
Tue., 10/18/77 LA 4, NYY 8
6
NYY 4-2
ABC
33.9
24.710M
44.200M

1976

1976: REDS 4, YANKEES 0
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/16/76 NYY 1, CIN 5
1
CIN 1-0
NBC
20.3
14.450M
23.730M
Sun., 10/17/76 NYY 3, CIN 4
2
CIN 2-0
NBC
29.4
20.930M
Tue., 10/19/76 CIN 6, NYY 2
3
CIN 3-0
NBC
29.8
21.220M
36.250M
Thu., 10/21/76 CIN 7, NYY 2
4
CIN 4-0
NBC
30.5
21.720M
38.790M

1975

1975: REDS 4, RED SOX 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/11/75 CIN 0, BOS 6
1
BOS 1-0
NBC
20.0
13.920M
20.990M
Sun., 10/12/75 CIN 3, BOS 2
2
TIE 1-1
NBC
20.1
13.990M
24.320M
Tue., 10/14/75 BOS 5, CIN 6 (10)
3
CIN 2-1
NBC
28.9
20.110M
37.910M
Wed., 10/15/75 BOS 5, CIN 4
4
TIE 2-2
NBC
28.0
19.490M
34.640M
Thu., 10/16/75 BOS 2, CIN 6
5
CIN 3-2
NBC
30.9
21.510M
40.710M
Tue., 10/21/75 CIN 6, BOS 7 (12)
6
TIE 3-3
NBC
33.3
23.180M
41.570M
Wed., 10/22/75 CIN 4, BOS 3
7
CIN 4-3
NBC
39.6
27.560M
51.560M

1974

1974: ATHLETICS 4, DODGERS 1
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/12/74 OAK 3, LA 2
1
OAK 1-0
NBC
23.4
16.030M
23.750M
Sun., 10/13/74 OAK 2, LA 3
2
TIE 1-1
NBC
25.7
17.600M
30.470M
Tue., 10/15/74 LA 2, OAK 3
3
OAK 2-1
NBC
26.5
18.150M
29.830M
Wed., 10/16/74 LA 2, OAK 5
4
OAK 3-1
NBC
25.4
17.400M
29.760M
Thu., 10/17/74 LA 2, OAK 3
5
OAK 4-1
NBC
27.2
18.630M
31.610M

1973

1973: ATHLETICS 4, METS 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/13/73 NYM 1, OAK 2
1
OAK 1-0
NBC
26.4
17.480M
27.444M
Sun., 10/14/73 NYM 10, OAK 7 (12)
2
TIE 1-1
NBC
28.8
19.070M
35.661M
Tue., 10/16/73 OAK 3, NYM 2 (11)
3
OAK 2-1
NBC
33.6
22.240M
38.030M
Wed., 10/17/73 OAK 1, NYM 6
4
TIE 2-2
NBC
32.2
21.320M
36.670M
Thu., 10/18/73 OAK 0, NYM 2
5
NYM 3-2
NBC
32.6
21.580M
37.364M
Sat., 10/20/73 NYM 1, OAK 3
6
TIE 3-3
NBC
27.7
18.340M
28.610M
Sun., 10/21/73 NYM 2, OAK 5
7
OAK 4-3
NBC
33.7
22.310M
39.935M

1972

1972: ATHLETICS 4, REDS 3
Date
Game
#
Series
Net
U.S. Rating
Homes (000)
Viewers (000)
Sat., 10/14/72 OAK 3, CIN 2
1
OAK 1-0
NBC
21.2
13.740M
22.534M
Sun., 10/15/72 OAK 2, CIN 1
2
OAK 2-0
NBC
23.3
15.100M
27.331M
Wed., 10/18/72 CIN 1, OAK 0
3
OAK 2-1
NBC
33.6
21.770M
37.880M
Thu., 10/19/72 CIN 2, OAK 3
4
OAK 3-1
NBC
33.5
21.710M
38.210M
Fri., 10/20/72 CIN 5, OAK 4
5
OAK 3-2
NBC
22.3
14.450M
23.120M
Sat., 10/21/72 OAK 1, CIN 8
6
TIE 3-3
NBC
26.5
17.170M
30.048M
Sun., 10/22/72 OAK 3, CIN 2
7
OAK 4-3
NBC
32.8
21.250M
41.438M

(Numbers from nielsenwire.com, Media Life Magazine, Sitcoms Online)

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  • Youngwerther23

    no viewer data for game 6 of 86? would you guess somewhere around 60-70 million viewers?

    • Paulsen

      Probably over 60 million. Not sure about 70 mil.

  • Anonymous

    Hi!

    Two questions:

    1. Are there available datas about local TV ratings for this year’s WS Game 7 in urban markets outside home DMAs?

    2. Have you got the final local ratings average for all 30 MLB teams (or at least the 29 U.S.-based teams) during the Regular season? I’ve found the 10 best only.

    Thanks for the great coverage of this unforgettable Postseason!

    • Paulsen

      Surprisingly, FOX did not include neutral market numbers in its Game 7 press release.

      As for regular season numbers, I haven’t seen the averages for all thirty teams.