World Series television ratings

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Shea Stadium, venue of one of the highest-rated and most-watched individual games, Game 7 of the 1986 World Series.
The 2020 World Series, the least watched World Series on record, was played at a neutral site, Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Audience measurement by Nielsen Media Research, commonly referred to as Nielsen ratings, has provided World Series television ratings since at least 1963.[1][a] Key measurements are ratings, the percentage of all U.S. television-equipped households that watched a game, share, the percentage of television sets in use that were tuned to a game, and total viewers (or viewership), the average number of people watching a game throughout its duration.[4]

The highest ratings for an entire World Series is tied between 1978, featuring the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, and 1980, featuring the Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals. Both series went six games and averaged a rating of 32.8 and a share of 56.[5] Average viewership was slightly larger in 1978 (44,278,950) than in 1980 (42,300,000).[5]

The lowest ratings for an entire World Series was in 2020, a six-game series won by the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Tampa Bay Rays, which averaged a 5.2 rating and a 12 share; it also had the lowest average viewership, at 9.785 million.[6] (This is possibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) Previously, the 2012 four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers by the San Francisco Giants was the least watched, averaging a 7.6 rating and a 12 share;[5] its average viewership was 12.636 million.[7]

The highest-rated individual game in World Series history was Game 6 in 1980, when the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals; the game had a 40.0 rating.[5][8] The only other games with a rating of 39 or higher were Game 7 in 1975, when the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Boston Red Sox, with a 39.6 rating,[5] and Game 4 in 1963, when the Los Angeles Dodgers swept the New York Yankees, with a 39.5 rating.[8][1] The most-viewed game was Game 7 in 1986, when the New York Mets defeated the Boston Red Sox;[9] with a rating of 38.9,[5] its viewership is estimated at 55 to 60 million.[10][b]

The lowest-rated individual game was Game 3 in 2020, which had a 4.3 rating.[11] That game also had the smallest viewership in World Series history, 8.156 million.[11] Prior to 2020, the only World Series game with less than 10 million viewers had been Game 3 in 2008,[12] which was impacted by a rain delay and had 9.836 million viewers.[13]

The most recent World Series game to record a rating of 30 or higher was Game 7 in 1991, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves; the game had a viewership of 50.340 million.[5] Game 7 in 2016 between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians had an average viewership of 40.045 million—the most-watched World Series game in 25 years dating back to 1991[14]—and peaked at 49.9 million viewers, and Fox estimated more than 75 million people watched all or part of the game.[15]

All four major U.S. broadcast television networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox) have broadcast the World Series. Fox has been the exclusive broadcast network for the World Series since 2000, and has a contract with MLB to carry the World Series through 2028.[16]

Viewership/rating by year[edit]

The below graph shows the average rating (in percentage) and average number of viewers (in millions) for each World Series since 1973; older Nielsen records lack average viewer counts.[5][17] For example, the 1973 World Series (the leftmost data points) had an average rating of 30.7 (percentage of all U.S. television-equipped households that watched) and an average viewership of 34.8 (million viewers). This chart shows trending over time; specific figures are available in the television ratings by year section.

Least and most viewed World Series[edit]

These tables list the World Series with the smallest and largest average viewership (figures in millions) since 1973.[5][17][6]

Viewership records for Games 1–7[edit]

The following table shows the viewership (figures in millions) records—both largest and smallest—for games one through seven in a World Series since 1973.[5][17][18]

  Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7
Highest 43.510 M (1978) 42.990 M (1980) 43.810 M (1978) 39.220 M (1978) 48.990 M (1982) 54.860 M (1980) 55–60 M (1986)
Lowest   9.195 M (2020)   8.950 M (2020)   8.156 M (2020)   9.332 M (2020) 10.059 M (2020) 12.627 M (2020) 23.013 M (2019)

Television ratings by year[edit]

Figures are expressed as ratings/share. Ratings represent the percentage of U.S. households that watched the game on television. Share represents the percentage of television sets in use that were tuned to the game.

Key to colors
     Most viewers for each Game (1 through 7) or Average
     Fewest viewers for each Game (1 through 7) or Average
Year Network Results Average Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7
2020 Fox Los Angeles Dodgers 4,
Tampa Bay Rays 2
5.2/12
(9.785 M
viewers)[6]
5.1/11
(9.195 M
viewers)[19]
5.0/11
(8.950 M
viewers)[20]
4.3/10
(8.156 M
viewers)[11]
4.8/12
(9.332 M
viewers)[21]
5.3/11
(10.059 M
viewers)[22]
6.8/15
(12.627 M
viewers)[6]
No Game
2019 Fox Washington Nationals 4,
Houston Astros 3
8.1/16
(13.912 M
viewers)[23]
7.3/15
(12.194 M
viewers)[24]
7.1/15
(11.925 M
viewers)[25]
7.1/15
(12.220 M
viewers)[26]
5.9/13
(10.219 M
viewers)[27]
6.5/12
(11.390 M
viewers)[28]
9.6/19
(16.425 M
viewers)[29]
13.1/25
(23.013 M
viewers)[30]
2018 Fox Boston Red Sox 4,
Los Angeles Dodgers 1
8.3/17
(14.125 M
viewers)[31]
8.2/16
(13.761 M
viewers)[32]
8.1/15
(13.458 M
viewers)[33]
7.9/18
(13.251 M
viewers)[34]
7.9/16
(13.563 M
viewers)[35]
10.0/18
(17.634 M
viewers)[36]
No Game
2017 Fox Houston Astros 4,
Los Angeles Dodgers 3
10.7/20
(18.926 M
viewers)[31]
8.7[37]/15
(14.968 M
viewers)[38]
9.2[39]/18
(15.483 M
viewers)[40]
8.8[41]/17
(15.676 M
viewers)[42]
8.7[43]/17
(15.400 M
viewers)[44]
10.5[45]/21
(18.940 M
viewers)[46]
12.6[47]/23
(22.229 M
viewers)[48]
15.8[49]/28
(28.240 M
viewers)[50]
2016 Fox Chicago Cubs 4,
Cleveland Indians 3
12.9/22
(22.847 M
viewers)[7]
11.3[51]/20
(19.368 M
viewers)[52]
10.2[53]/18
(17.395 M
viewers)[54]
11.0[55]/20
(19.384 M
viewers)[56]
9.3[57]/18
(16.705 M
viewers)[58]
13.1[59]/21
(23.638 M
viewers)[60]
13.3[61]/23
(23.396 M
viewers)[62]
21.8[63]/37
(40.045 M
viewers)[64]
2015 Fox Kansas City Royals 4,
New York Mets 1
8.6/16
(14.533 M
viewers)[7]
9.0/17
(14.944 M
viewers)
8.3/14
(13.722 M
viewers)
7.9/15
(13.205 M
viewers)
7.8/15
(13.587 M
viewers)
10.0/17
(17.206 M
viewers)
No Game
2014 Fox San Francisco Giants 4,
Kansas City Royals 3
8.2/14
(13.930 M
viewers)[7]
7.3/12
(12.191 M
viewers)
7.9/14
(12.917 M
viewers)
7.2/13
(12.133 M
viewers)
6.3/12
(10.742 M
viewers)
7.3/12
(12.635 M
viewers)
8.1/13
(13.372 M
viewers)
13.7/23
(23.517 M
viewers)
2013 Fox Boston Red Sox 4,
St. Louis Cardinals 2
8.9/15
(14.984 M
viewers)[7]
8.6/14
(14.400 M
viewers)
8.3/13
(13.429 M
viewers)
7.4/14
(12.473 M
viewers)
9.4/15
(15.975 M
viewers)
8.9/14
(14.446 M
viewers)
11.3/18
(19.178 M
viewers)
No Game
2012 Fox San Francisco Giants 4,
Detroit Tigers 0
7.6/12
(12.636 M
viewers)[7]
7.6/12
(12.240 M
viewers)
7.8/12
(12.340 M
viewers)
6.1/11
(10.471 M
viewers)
8.9/14
(15.485 M
viewers)
No Game
2011 Fox St. Louis Cardinals 4,
Texas Rangers 3
10.0/16
(16.521 M
viewers)[7]
8.7/14
(14.174 M
viewers)
8.9/14
(14.280 M
viewers)
6.6/12
(11.247 M
viewers)
9.2/14
(15.156 M
viewers)
8.8/14
(14.324 M
viewers)
12.7/21
(21.065 M
viewers)
14.7/25
(25.403 M
viewers)
2010 Fox San Francisco Giants 4,
Texas Rangers 1
8.4/14
(14.217 M
viewers)[7]
8.9/15
(15.009 M
viewers)
8.5/14
(14.130 M
viewers)
6.7/13
(11.460 M
viewers)
9.0/15
(15.537 M
viewers)
8.8/14
(14.950 M
viewers)
No Game
2009 Fox New York Yankees 4,
Philadelphia Phillies 2
11.7/19
(19.334 M
viewers)[7]
11.9/19
(19.511 M
viewers)
11.7/19
(18.897 M
viewers)
9.1/18
(15.397 M
viewers)
13.5/22
(22.761 M
viewers)
10.6/16
(17.092 M
viewers)
13.4/22
(22.339 M
viewers)
No Game
2008 Fox Philadelphia Phillies 4,
Tampa Bay Rays 1
8.4/14
(13.193 M
viewers)[7]
9.2/15
(14.634 M
viewers)
8.1/13
(12.777 M
viewers)
6.1/13
(9.836 M
viewers)
9.3/15
(15.479 M
viewers)
9.6/14
(15.787 M
viewers)
No Game
2007 Fox Boston Red Sox 4,
Colorado Rockies 0
10.6/18
(17.123 M
viewers)[7]
10.5/18
(16.897 M
viewers)
11.1/18
(16.950 M
viewers)
8.5/16
(14.055 M
viewers)
12.6/21
(20.946 M
viewers)
No Game
2006 Fox St. Louis Cardinals 4,
Detroit Tigers 1
10.1/17
(15.812 M
viewers)[7]
8.0/15
(12.840 M
viewers)
11.6/18
(18.165 M
viewers)
10.2/17
(15.582 M
viewers)
10.4/18
(16.113 M
viewers)
10.3/18
(16.277 M
viewers)
No Game
2005 Fox Chicago White Sox 4,
Houston Astros 0
11.1/19
(17.162 M
viewers)
9.5/17
(15.015 M
viewers)
11.1/17
(17.190 M
viewers)
11.0/21
(16.652 M
viewers)
13.0/21
(19.979 M
viewers)
No Game
2004 Fox Boston Red Sox 4,
St. Louis Cardinals 0
15.8/26
(25.390 M
viewers)
13.7/25
(23.168 M
viewers)
15.9/24
(25.463 M
viewers)
15.7/24
(24.422 M
viewers)
18.2/28
(28.844 M
viewers)
No Game
2003 Fox Florida Marlins 4,
New York Yankees 2
12.8/22
(20.143 M
viewers)
10.9/20
(17.687 M
viewers)
12.6/20
(20.552 M
viewers)
12.5/21
(18.889 M
viewers)
13.6/23
(20.885 M
viewers)
13.2/21
(19.919 M
viewers)
13.9/25
(23.240 M
viewers)
No Game
2002 Fox Anaheim Angels 4,
San Francisco Giants 3
11.9/20
(19.261 M
viewers)
9.4/18
(15.457 M
viewers)
11.9/20
(19.368 M
viewers)
10.8/18
(17.043 M
viewers)
11.8/19
(18.085 M
viewers)
10.0/17
(15.840 M
viewers)
11.8/21
(19.221 M
viewers)
17.9/28
(30.814 M
viewers)
2001 Fox Arizona Diamondbacks 4,
New York Yankees 3
15.7/26
(24.528 M
viewers)
10.4/19
(16.476 M
viewers)
15.0/23
(23.550 M
viewers)
15.4/24
(23.407 M
viewers)
15.8/27
(23.692 M
viewers)
14.4/24
(21.323 M
viewers)
13.8/24
(22.672 M
viewers)
23.5/34
(39.084 M
viewers)
2000 Fox New York Yankees 4,
New York Mets 1
12.4/21
(18.081 M
viewers)
11.5/22
(17.556 M
viewers)
12.6/20
(19.045 M
viewers)
12.4/21
(17.453 M
viewers)
12.5/21
(17.611 M
viewers)
13.1/21
(18.927 M
viewers)
No Game
1999 NBC New York Yankees 4,
Atlanta Braves 0
16.0/26
(23.731 M
viewers)
14.2/26
(22.035 M
viewers)
15.0/23
(22.825 M
viewers)
16.8/27
(24.116 M
viewers)
17.8/29
(25.848 M
viewers)
No Game
1998 Fox New York Yankees 4,
San Diego Padres 0
14.1/24
(20.340 M
viewers)
12.4/23
(18.740 M
viewers)
12.6/20
(17.860 M
viewers)
15.4/25
(21.970 M
viewers)
16.6/27
(23.390 M
viewers)
No Game
1997 NBC Florida Marlins 4,
Cleveland Indians 3
16.7/29
(24.790 M
viewers)
11.3/22
(16.810 M
viewers)
15.0/24
(22.460 M
viewers)
15.6/27
(22.190 M
viewers)
15.5/26
(22.070 M
viewers)
17.2/30
(24.200 M
viewers)
15.5/28
(23.740 M
viewers)
24.5/39
(37.990 M
viewers)
1996 Fox New York Yankees 4,
Atlanta Braves 2
17.4/29
(25.220 M
viewers)
15.7/25
(23.690 M
viewers)
14.0/23
(19.430 M
viewers)
17.5/28
(23.990 M
viewers)
17.9/32
(25.160 M
viewers)
20.0/32
(28.520 M
viewers)
19.1/34
(30.440 M
viewers)
No Game
1995 ABC Atlanta Braves 4,
Cleveland Indians 2
19.5/33
(28.970 M
viewers)
16.4/30
(25.150 M
viewers)
  20.0/33
(28.670 M
viewers)
21.6/34
(31.710 M
viewers)
  No Game
NBC   19.4/31
(29.350 M
viewers)
20.0/34
(28.720 M
viewers)
  19.5/35
(30.280 M
viewers)
1994 Canceled due to the MLB strike
1993 CBS Toronto Blue Jays 4,
Philadelphia Phillies 2
17.3/30
(24.700 M
viewers)
15.5/29
(23.100 M
viewers)
17.9/29
(25.200 M
viewers)
15.2/28
(20.570 M
viewers)
18.0/31
(24.590 M
viewers)
18.4/30
(26.110 M
viewers)
19.1/35
(29.050 M
viewers)
No Game
1992 CBS Toronto Blue Jays 4,
Atlanta Braves 2
20.2/34
(30.010 M
viewers)
15.6/28
(25.020 M
viewers)
20.2/32
(29.590 M
viewers)
20.8/33
(29.980 M
viewers)
18.9/30
(26.410 M
viewers)
21.6/36
(31.230 M
viewers)
22.7/41
(35.000 M
viewers)
No Game
1991 CBS Minnesota Twins 4,
Atlanta Braves 3
24.0/39
(35.680 M
viewers)
17.6/32
(26.310 M
viewers)
21.7/34
(30.840 M
viewers)
23.5/39
(33.170 M
viewers)
22.9/36
(32.100 M
viewers)
22.9/37
(33.180 M
viewers)
25.4/44
(40.830 M
viewers)
32.2/49
(50.340 M
viewers)
1990 CBS Cincinnati Reds 4,
Oakland Athletics 0
20.8/36
(30.240 M
viewers)
20.2/32
(28.600 M
viewers)
21.8/37
(30.570 M
viewers)
19.4/35
(28.720 M
viewers)
21.4/38
(32.910 M
viewers)
No Game
1989 ABC Oakland Athletics 4,
San Francisco Giants 0
16.4/29
(24.550 M
viewers)
16.2/30
(25.030 M
viewers)
17.4/28
(25.410 M
viewers)
17.5/32
(26.610 M
viewers)
14.7/28
(21.640 M
viewers)
No Game
1988 NBC Los Angeles Dodgers 4,
Oakland Athletics 1
23.9/39
(34.490 M
viewers)
20.5/38
(30.350 M
viewers)
23.1/36
(34.700 M
viewers)
24.8/40
(34.990 M
viewers)
24.2/39
(33.960 M
viewers)
27.0/43
(38.800 M
viewers)
No Game
1987 ABC Minnesota Twins 4,
St. Louis Cardinals 3
24.0/41
(35.340 M
viewers)
19.2/35
(30.570 M
viewers)
21.9/34
(33.660 M
viewers)
24.9/40
(34.990 M
viewers)
23.8/38
(34.040 M
viewers)
23.4/38
(32.550 M
viewers)
20.9/47
(29.090 M
viewers)
32.6/50
(51.180 M
viewers)
1986 NBC New York Mets 4,
Boston Red Sox 3
28.6/46
(36.370 M
viewers)
24.2/42
(33.100 M
viewers)
25.5/41
(32.340 M
viewers)
25.6/40
(33.200 M
viewers)
26.0/41
(34.490 M
viewers)
29.8/47
(38.710 M
viewers)
30.3/52
(44.510 M
viewers)
38.9/55
(55–60 M
viewers)[10]
1985 ABC Kansas City Royals 4,
St. Louis Cardinals 3
25.3/39
(34.510 M
viewers)
22.1/37
(31.510 M
viewers)
23.2/35
(31.770 M
viewers)
25.4/38
(32.800 M
viewers)
24.8/38
(35.040 M
viewers)
24.9/38
(30.950 M
viewers)
24.2/41
(34.860 M
viewers)
32.6/47
(45.000 M
viewers)
1984 NBC Detroit Tigers 4,
San Diego Padres 1
22.9/40
(28.010 M
viewers)
27.7/44
(33.860 M
viewers)
26.0/40
(32.010 M
viewers)
21.5/35
(26.810 M
viewers)
15.0/41
(18.020 M
viewers)
22.7/42
(28.580 M
viewers)
No Game
1983 ABC Baltimore Orioles 4,
Philadelphia Phillies 1
23.4/41
(29.540 M
viewers)
27.7/41
(36.230 M
viewers)
26.8/40
(34.550 M
viewers)
23.9/40
(30.120 M
viewers)
17.6/47
(20.260 M
viewers)
21.0/39
(26.950 M
viewers)
No Game
1982 NBC St. Louis Cardinals 4,
Milwaukee Brewers 3
27.9/49
(38.070
viewers)
27.9/42
(37.460 M
viewers)
29.1/45
(37.700 M
viewers)
25.0/41
(32.890 M
viewers)
21.0/56
(26.210 M
viewers)
30.4/57
(48.990 M
viewers)
24.0/44
(32.350 M
viewers)
38.2/56
(49.930 M
viewers)
1981 ABC Los Angeles Dodgers 4,
New York Yankees 2
30.0/49
(41.370
viewers)
29.9/46
(39.720 M
viewers)
28.8/44
(39.110 M
viewers)
29.0/47
(40.140 M
viewers)
28.4/57
(37.970 M
viewers)
26.4/45
(39.110 M
viewers)
37.2/54
(n.a.
viewers)
No Game
1980 NBC Philadelphia Phillies 4,
Kansas City Royals 2
32.8/56
(42.300 M
viewers)
33.5/52
(42.040 M
viewers)
34.4/53
(42.990 M
viewers)
32.0/53
(39.170 M
viewers)
23.9/60
(29.320 M
viewers)
32.0/60
(45.460 M
viewers)
40.0/60
(54.860 M
viewers)
No Game
1979 ABC Pittsburgh Pirates 4,
Baltimore Orioles 3
28.5/50
(37.960 M
viewers)
28.2/46
(38.140 M
viewers)
29.6/48
(36.320 M
viewers)
22.5/39
(31.420 M
viewers)
23.5/63
(27.210 M
viewers)
26.2/53
(39.090 M
viewers)
32.5/48
(43.640 M
viewers)
36.9/56
(49.890 M
viewers)
1978 NBC New York Yankees 4,
Los Angeles Dodgers 2
32.8/56
(44.279 M
viewers)
33.1/51
(43.510 M
viewers)
32.2/50
(42.720 M
viewers)
33.0/54
(43.810 M
viewers)
30.1/65
(39.220 M
viewers)
32.6/60
(45.870 M
viewers)
35.9/54
(50.600 M
viewers)
No Game
1977 ABC New York Yankees 4,
Los Angeles Dodgers 2
29.8/53
(37.150 M
viewers)
30.3/50
(36.960 M
viewers)
30.5/49
(35.880 M
viewers)
30.2/51
(37.410 M
viewers)
27.2/64
(31.460 M
viewers)
26.6/52
(37.010 M
viewers)
33.9/50
(44.200 M
viewers)
No Game
1976 NBC Cincinnati Reds 4,
New York Yankees 0
27.5/48
(34.720
viewers)
20.3/58
(23.730 M
viewers)
29.4/43
(n.a.
viewers)
29.8/44
(36.250 M
viewers)
30.5/48
(38.790 M
viewers)
No Game
1975 NBC Cincinnati Reds 4,
Boston Red Sox 3
28.7/52
(35.960 M
viewers)
20.0/58
(20.990 M
viewers)
20.1/53
(24.320 M
viewers)
28.9/47
(37.910 M
viewers)
28.0/46
(34.640 M
viewers)
30.9/48
(40.710 M
viewers)
33.3/55
(41.570 M
viewers)
39.6/60
(51.560 M
viewers)
1974 NBC Oakland Athletics 4,
Los Angeles Dodgers 1
25.6/46
(29.080 M
viewers)
23.4/55
(23.750 M
viewers)
25.7/52
(30.470 M
viewers)
26.5/41
(29.830 M
viewers)
25.4/39
(29.760 M
viewers)
27.2/42
(31.610 M
viewers)
No Game
1973 NBC Oakland Athletics 4,
New York Mets 3
30.7/57
(34.750 M
viewers)
26.4/60
(27.444 M
viewers)
28.8/55
(35.661 M
viewers)
33.6/52
(38.030 M
viewers)
32.2/50
(36.670 M
viewers)
32.6/50
(37.364 M
viewers)
27.7/67
(28.610 M
viewers)
33.7/67
(39.935 M
viewers)
1972 NBC Oakland Athletics 4,
Cincinnati Reds 3
27.6/58
(n.a.
viewers)
21.2/60
(22.534 M
viewers)
23.3/57
(27.331 M
viewers)
33.6/49
(37.880 M
viewers)
33.5/50
(38.210 M
viewers)
22.3/56
(23.120 M
viewers)
26.5/63
(30.048 M
viewers)
32.8/71
(41.438 M
viewers)
1971 NBC Pittsburgh Pirates 4,
Baltimore Orioles 3
24.2/59
(n.a.
viewers)
21.8/58
(24.778 M
viewers)
16.5/51
(13.633 M
viewers)
16.5/51
(13.633 M
viewers)
34.8/54
(38.898 M
viewers)
16.5/51
(13.633 M
viewers)
28.1/72
(28.095 M
viewers)
34.2/72
(37.420 M
viewers)
1970 NBC Baltimore Orioles 4,
Cincinnati Reds 1
19.4/53
(n.a.
viewers)
23.5/58
(14.120 M
viewers)
22.3/55
(13.400 M
viewers)
17.2/51
(10.340 M
viewers)
17.2/51
(10.340 M
viewers)
17.2/51
(10.340 M
viewers)
No Game
1969 NBC New York Mets 4,
Baltimore Orioles 1
22.4/58
(n.a.
viewers)
25.5/64
(14.920 M
viewers)
29.2/63
(17.080 M
viewers)
19.3/54
(11.290 M
viewers)
19.3/54
(11.290 M
viewers)
19.3/54
(11.290 M
viewers)
No Game
1968 NBC Detroit Tigers 4,
St. Louis Cardinals 3
22.8/57
(n.a.
viewers)
20.4/53
(n.a.
viewers)
20.4/53
(n.a.
viewers)
26.5/68
(24.780 M
viewers)
26.4/61
(27.542M
viewers)
21.2/54
(n.a.
viewers)
21.2/54
(n.a.
viewers)
21.2/54
(n.a.
viewers)
Year Net. Results Average Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7

Source: 1968 through 2007 figures are per Nielsen documents;[5][17] more recent years per inline citations.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The first World Series broadcast on television was in 1947 between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, carried regionally in the New York City area.[2][3]
  2. ^ Nielsen records do not list a viewership figure for this game.[5]

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