Royals fans tuned into last year’s World Series in large numbers, and it’s actually increased this season.
Last year’s World Series opener between the Royals and Giants had a 48.2 overnight rating. Game 1 between the Royals and Mets on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning had an overnight rating of 57.3 and a 78 share. That is about a 19 percent increase over a year ago.
That means at sometime during the game, more than three-fourths of all television sets in Kansas City were tuned into the World Series.
In New York the rating was 26.2 with a share of 43.
And the ratings across the country, the rating was a 10.5 with a share of 18. That’s an increase of 31 percent over last year’s 8.0/13. That was the best rating for a World Series opener since 2009 when the Phillies played the Yankees.