/// An Instant Classic, Game 6 Draws 21.1 Million

October 28, 2011  |  Media Week

David Freese’s 11th inning walk-off homer capped an epic World Series game and assured Fox of a seventh and deciding broadcast. Perhaps more importantly, the dinger was witnessed by 25.2 million viewers. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings data, the wild and woolly Game 6 delivered an average 21.1 million viewers and a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49. Featuring a stunning array of extra-inning firepower, the Cardinals rallied twice to force the first Game 7 since 2002. Game 6 now ranks as the most-watched World Series broadcast since the sixth—and deciding—game of the 2009 Yankees-Phillies tilt (22.3 million).

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