Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes a crowning achievement in the 6th inning throughout Game 1 of the 2020 World Series in between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Field on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers’ look in Major League Baseball’s leading occasion could not conserve the league from the effect of a sports viewership decrease.
Game One of the Dodgers’ series versus the Tampa Bay Rays drew in 9.1 million audiences, Fox Sports stated. The video game was the most watched program on Tuesday however likewise ended up being the least-watched World Series video game ever — or a minimum of considering that Nielsen started tracking rankings in 1968.
The last time viewership dipped listed below 10 million for a World Series contest came was Game 3 in 2008 when the Rays played the Philadelphia Phillies (9.8 million audiences). That video game was impacted by a 90-minute rain hold-up.
The Dodgers took a 1-0 series lead after an 8-3 win on Tuesday, as the group seeks its very first champion considering that 1988. The World Series is stagnating in between the groups’ house arenas as typical, however is happening at Global Life Field in Arlington, Texas, as MLB changed to a bubble postseason after due to the coronavirus pandemic pandemic.
The last time the Dodgers reached the World Series in 2018 versus the Boston Red Sox, Game One drew 13.8 million audiences. Last year’s World Series opener in between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros drew in 12.1 million audiences for the very first video game.
The dugout responds as Eduardo Nunez #36 of the Boston Red Sox commemorates his three-run crowning achievement throughout the seventh inning versus the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 23, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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On Tuesday, the network likewise reported 9.7 million audiences viewed video game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Fox and its FS1 channel. The Dodgers conquered a 3-1 series deficit to the Liberty Media-owned Atlanta Braves to advance to the World Series.
By method of contrast, Fox’s telecast of video game 7 of the 2017 American League Championship Series including the New York Yankees and Houston Astros drew 9.9 million audiences.
Game 2 of the World Series is Wednesday at 8: 00 p.m. Eastern time. The series takes a one-day break on Thursday prior to resuming for video game 3 on Friday.