Wednesday night's Game One of the World Series was a strong start for the
According to very approximate preliminary numbers from Nielsen, which are not adjusted for time zones, the game drew an average of about 13.7 million viewers in prime time, up 25% from last year's early Game One numbers. In the advertiser-desired 18-49 age demographic, the game appears to be up 28%. Compared with last year's final numbers, which increased, the game was up about 12% in total viewership and 14% in the demo.
Keep in mind that the 2012 series, a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers by the
More accurate final numbers will be out later Thursday, but it looks like Fox was the top-rated network of the night. The Red Sox beat the
In non-baseball ratings,
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