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2008 World Series U.S. Primetime Daily TV Ratings
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2008 World Series U.S. Primetime Daily TV Ratings

Updated: The conclusion of Game 5 of the MLB World Series, in which the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1, drew 19.8 million average viewers Wednesday night — the series’ largest TV audience. 

The first half of Game 5, on Monday night, drew 13.2 million average TV viewers — before a rain delay suspended play in the bottom of the sixth inning.

DATE NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2008

(GAME 5 – conclusion)

FOX 19,844,000
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

(GAME 5 – suspended in 6th inning by rain delay)

FOX 13,237,000
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2008

(GAME 4)

FOX 15,479,000
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2008

(GAME 3)

FOX 9,836,000
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008

(GAME 2)

FOX 12,777,000
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008

(GAME 1)

FOX 14,634,000
AVERAGE OF WORLD SERIES COVERAGE FOX 13,635,000
Source: The Nielsen Company (October 22-29, 2008).