Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides in safely previous Mike Zunino #10 of the Tampa Bay Rays to attain a run on a fielders alternative hit by Corey Seager (not pictured) in the course of the sixth inning in Recreation Six of the 2020 MLB World Sequence at Globe Life Discipline on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers’ first World Sequence championship in additional than three many years attracted 12.6 viewers on Tuesday night time, the most-viewed recreation of the collection. However the scores had been so much decrease than final yr’s video games, a constant theme all through the collection.
Recreation six of the 2020 World Sequence between the Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays peaked at 14.3 million viewers on Fox Sports activities. The community accrued the streaming numbers and viewership from different Fox properties, giving it 13.2 million complete viewers that night time.
The Dodgers beat the Rays 3-1 within the MLB finale, profitable the collection 4-2. Shortstop Corey Seager took residence World Sequence Most Worthwhile Participant honors for the Dodgers, who received their first World Sequence since 1988. It is the workforce’s seventh championship general.
The Covid-19 pandemic impacted the World Sequence, which was performed in Arlington Texas at Globe Life Discipline, averaging roughly 9.7 million viewers for six video games after beginning with roughly 9.2 million within the opener. Recreation Three attracted slightly over 8 million and have become the least-watched World Series game ever — or at the least since Nielsen started monitoring scores in 1968.
Consumption habits and an overflow in sports activities telecasts as a result of pandemic have assisted the decline of sports viewership and network shows however MLB had no competitors on Tuesday with the Nationwide Soccer League between video games and the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation having already concluded its bubble season.