The 2015 World Series is now a part of baseball history as the Kansas City Royals overcame a two run deficit in the ninth inning to tie the New York Mets in Game 5 last night, and went on to become World Series champions with a 7-2 victory in 12 innings.
According to Nielsen, Game 5 scored an 11.7/19 overnight household rating/share, up +43% over Royals-Giants Game 5 a year ago (8.2/13), and is the best World Series Game 5 overnight since 2009 (12.8/20, Yankees-Phillies). Fast nationals have been ordered and are expected to be released this afternoon.
World Series Game 5 Overnight Highlights:
• Overnight ratings peaked at a 13.2/22 from 11:00-11:15 PM ET.
• Kansas City posted 60.0/80, the highest rated single market for a World Series Game since Phoenix posted a 62.3/80 for Yankees-Diamondbacks 2001 Game 7. New York followed with a 25.5/40 for last night’s game.
World Series through Game 5:
• The five games of the 2015 World Series averaged a 10.1/17 in the metered markets, up +26% over last year’s five game average of a 8.0/13, and up +11% over last year’s full seven game average. It is the best five-game average for the World Series since 2009.