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[11/02/15 - 09:49 AM]
Royals-Mets Posts Highest World Series Game 5 Overnight Since 2009
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, November 1.

[via press release from FOX Sports]

This Just In ...

ROYALS-METS POSTS HIGHEST WORLD SERIES GAME 5 OVERNIGHT SINCE 2009

Game Posts +43% Increase Year-to-Year

New York - The 2015 World Series is now a part of baseball history as the Kansas City Royals overcame a two run deficit in the ninth inning to tie the New York Mets in Game 5 last night, and went on to become World Series champions with a 7-2 victory in 12 innings.

According to Nielsen, Game 5 scored an 11.7/19 overnight household rating/share, up +43% over Royals-Giants Game 5 a year ago (8.2/13), and is the best World Series Game 5 overnight since 2009 (12.8/20, Yankees-Phillies). Fast nationals have been ordered and are expected to be released this afternoon.

World Series Game 5 Overnight Highlights:

· Overnight ratings peaked at a 13.2/22 from 11:00-11:15 PM ET.

· Kansas City posted 60.0/80, the highest rated single market for a World Series Game since Phoenix posted a 62.3/80 for Yankees-Diamondbacks 2001 Game 7. New York followed with a 25.5/40 for last night's game.

World Series through Game 5:

· The five games of the 2015 World Series averaged a 10.1/17 in the metered markets, up +26% over last year's five game average of a 8.0/13, and up +11% over last year's full seven game average. It is the best five-game average for the World Series since 2009.

WORLD SERIES GAME 5 MOST-WATCHED SINCE 2003

Five-Game 2015 Fall Classic Improves Over Seven-Game 2014 Edition

New York - The 2015 World Series concluded last night with the Kansas City Royals crowned kings of Major League Baseball for the first time in 30 years, the Royals defeated the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings at Citi Field in Queens despite trailing 2-0 heading into the ninth. The Royals' dramatic comeback, capped by Eric Hosmer's daring dash from third to home with two outs, highlighted a Game 5 that scored a 10.0/17 household rating/share with 17.2 million viewers making it the most-watched Game 5 since 2003 (19.9 million, Yankees-Marlins).

World Series Game 5 Highlights:

· Game 5 is up +37% in rating and average audience over 2014 Royals-Giants Game 5 (7.3/12, 12.6 million) last year.

· It is the highest-rated World Series Game 5 since 2009 (10.6/16, Yankees-Phillies).

· Viewership peaked from 11:30-11:45 PM ET at 19.4 million viewers.

· Last night's broadcast posted hefty year-to-year increases across key demos including: M12-24, +45% (3.2 vs. 2.2); M18-34, +39% (4.6 vs. 3.3); M25-54, +54% (7.4 vs. 4.8); and A18-49, +55% (5.1 vs. 3.3).

· Kansas City posted a 60.0/80, the highest rated single market for a World Series Game since Phoenix posted a 62.3/80 for Yankees-Diamondbacks 2001 Game 7. New York followed with a 25.5/40 for last night's game.

· St. Louis (20.4), Hartford (15.3), Tulsa (14.7), Portland (13.8), Phoenix (13.7), Las Vegas (13.5), Seattle (13.1) and Dallas (11.9) round out the top 10 markets.

· FOX Deportes' Spanish-language telecast of Game 5 averaged 296,000 total viewers, the most for a World Series Game 5 telecast in the channel's history, +41% for total viewers vs. last year's Game 5 (210,000). The game peaked from 12:00-12:15 AM ET with 425,000 viewers, making it the most-watched quarter-hour this postseason.

· World Series Game 5 was the second most-watched MLB game in FOX Sports GO's history with more than 160,000 unique streamers.

2015 World Series

· This year's Fall Classic averaged an 8.7/16 household rating/share with 14.7 million viewers, +6% better than last year's full seven-game performance (8.2/14, 13.8 million).

· This World Series out-rated four of the seven previous World Series played (2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014).

· The World Series has provided FOX prime time victories on Adults 18-49 in four of the five nights it aired.

· The World Series ranks as the fifth highest-rated program in all of prime time television this season.

· Ranks as the best five-game average since 2009 (11.4/19, 18.7 million).

· Compared to the first five games of last year's World Series, 2015 was +21% in rating and viewership (7.2/13, 12.1 million).

· Notable demographic increases vs. 2014 (five game avg.): M12-17, +19% (1.9 vs. 1.6); M12-24, +24% (2.6 vs. 2.1); M18-34, +12% (3.8 vs. 3.4); M18-49, +30% (5.2 vs. 4.0); M25-54, +32% (6.2 vs. 4.7) and A18-49, +32% (4.1 vs. 3.1).

· Viewership of the 2015 World Series on FOX Sports GO was up 136% year-over-year.





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