Fox’s Press Release on World Series Game 4 Ratings

We have the Fox Sports World Series Game 4 announcement on the ratings. Interesting to note the local ratings. St Louis and Boston are first and second respectively as expected. Providence, Hartford and Kansas are next to round out the Top Five. Fox says it expects to win the broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday night […]

2013 World Series Game 4 Draws Series-High 16 Million Viewers

One aspect of the 2013 World Series is that it has won every night for Fox. This is particularly true for Game 4 of the Fall Classic on Sunday which is a very competitive night on both broadcast and cable. The game drew a 9.4 rating with a 15 share and a series high 16 […]

2013 World Series Game 3 Has Crazy Ending and Wins Night for Fox

This from Fox. It saw a 7.4 rating and 14 share for the bizarre Game 3 that saw St. Louis win on an obstruction ruling. Fox averaged 12.5 million viewers and it resulted in a primetime win for the network. It beats last year’s Game 3 which had a record low 6.1/11 and just 10.5 […]

2013 World Series Game 2 Steers Fox to Primetime Win

This from Fox Sports, we learn that the World Series is drawing better numbers from last year. For Thursday night’s Game 2 that assured that the St. Louis-Boston series will go at least five games, Fox received an 8.3 rating and a 14 share. That is up 6% from last year. And the game averaged […]

2013 World Series Game 2 Overnight Ratings

We have the overnight ratings for Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. With the St. Louis Cardinals winning 4-2, we’re assured of at least 5 games. Fox has to be happy knowing there won’t be a sweep. There are some interesting numbers from last night. First, the game garnered a 9.5 rating with a […]

2013 World Series Game 1 Draws Bigger Viewership Than 2012 Opener

With two teams that have strong regional followings, Game 1 of the World Series saw a higher viewership for Fox than in 2012. The Game drew an 8.6 rating St. Louis at Boston. That’s up significantly from the 7.6 for last year’s opener which featured the Detroit Tigers at San Francisco Giants. In addition, the […]

Fox is All Over the World Series

Normally Fox sends its World Series coverage press release during the day, but it came into the Fang’s Bites inbox just shortly before 9 p.m. ET. Not that I’m complaining, I always like posting fresh content at night. Anyway, for the 14th straight year, Fox will air Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic. This year, the […]

2013 American League Championship Series Ends on an Up Note for Fox

The Boston Red Sox clinched the American League Championship Series and the win in Game 6 steered the city to its best ratings of the series. In addition, Fox saw a 20% from last year’s National League Championship Series Game 6 which aired on Fox. Saturday night’s ratings resulted in a 5.5 national rating with […]

National League Championship Series on TBS Averages 5 Million Viewers

With the National League Championship Series over, the final viewership numbers are out. Turner is happy with what it garnered for a six game series, two games more than last year’s American League Championship Series that ended in a sweep. For TBS, the clinching Game 6 for the St. Louis Cardinals, a 9-0 blowout of […]

Looking at the TBS Era of MLB Postseason Coverage, 2007-13

In 2006 when TBS signed its contract to take over most of the MLB Postseason, it was coming in at a time when ESPN and Fox were reducing their commitments. ESPN was starting its big $1 billion/year contract for Monday Night Football. Fox which was wrapping up its contract airing 3-6 League Division Series games, […]

2013 World Series Schedule: Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Ok, Major League Baseball has released the dates and start times for the World Series. The Boston Red Sox have the home field advantage this year thanks to the American League winning the All-Star Game back in July. Fox will air all the games on TV. ESPN Radio has the games on radio, of course. […]

Fox Sees Solid Ratings for ALCS Game 4 on Wednesday

With Detroit’s win over Boston on Wednesday and the American League Championship Series guaranteed to go at least six games, Fox saw a solid number. Overall, ALCS Game 4 received a 5.2 rating with a 9 share along with an average audience of 8.1 million viewers. The 5.2/9 is up 37% from last year’s National […]

National League Championship Series is Up on TBS

The National League Championship Series continues to draw for TBS. Last night’s Game 4 on TBS drew a 3.5 rating last night with an average audience of 5.8 million viewers. The four games are averaging a 3.2 rating and five million viewers. That’s up 23% and 22% respectively from 2011 when TBS last carried the […]

American League Championship Series Game 3 Draws Decently for Fox

The American League Championship Series drew some decent numbers for Fox. With a pitching duel between the Red Sox’ John Lackey and Detroit’s Justin Bieb… Verlander, Fox drew a 3.7/8 for ALCS Game 3. That resulted in an average audience of 5.6 million viewers. That’s up 37% from last year’s NCLS Game 3 (2.7/6 and […]

American League Championship Series Game 2 Does Well for Fox

Against Sunday Night Football on NBC, the American League Championship Series scored fairly well for Fox. Thanks to the lead-in from the NFL on Fox late afternoon game between the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, the network saw a decent number for the ALCS Game 2 between Detroit and Boston. Overall, Fox saw […]