TV audience for World Series Game 3 on Fox down 2.7%

Nov 2, 2022, 4:51 PM | Updated: 7:41 pm
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Andrew Bellatti celebrates their win in Game 3 of baseball's W...

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Andrew Bellatti celebrates their win in Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-0 to take one game lead in the best of seven series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies’ 7-0 win over Houston in Game 3 of the World Series was seen by 11,162,000 viewers on Fox, down 2.7% from last year’s third game.

Atlanta’s 2-0 victory over the Astros last season was seen by 11,469,000. That game was on a Friday night, while this year’s Game 3 was on a Tuesday.

This year’s audience was up 34% from the 8,339,000 for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 win over Tampa Bay in 2020, the lowest-rated World Series.

Including Fox Deportes and Fox’s streaming platforms, this year’s Game 3 was viewed by 11,373,000. The game, which began at 8:05 p.m. EDT and ended at 11:13 p.m., drew a 29.1 rating and 56 share in Philadelphia and a 21.9/47 in Houston.

Game 3 was postponed by rain on Monday night.

The first three games this year averaged 11,179,000 viewers on Fox, up 2% from the three-game average of 10,964,000 last year and an increase of 25% from the three-game average of 8,977,000 in 2020.

The rating is the percentage of television households tuned in to a broadcast. The share is the percentage viewing a telecast among those households with TVs on at the time.

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              Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Bryson Stott and second baseman Jean Segura celebrate their win in Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-0 to take one game lead in the best of seven series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Andrew Bellatti celebrates their win in Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-0 to take one game lead in the best of seven series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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TV audience for World Series Game 3 on Fox down 2.7%