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TV Ratings, Rated - The Last 10 World Series vs. 2011


So, I was really curious of the impact that the last series had on the rest of the country, mostly because I thought the 2011 World Series was incredible - a 'Must See'.  But, I doubt the 'NY or LA baseball fan' saw it as such, as I did.  And since you don't have to know a ton about TV ratings to understand the overall point, I thought it might be a good opportunity to try out my first FanPost, and see where this series stacked up against others in the last decade +1.

Anyway, I used the total Fox viewership data, as well as Fox ratings per share data, and ranked them by highest share/viewership.  Further beyond 2001 they didn't have the total actual viewer data, only estimated viewers and share data.   Here is the spread.

 

TV Ratings Review - Last 11 World Series - 60 Games
**No Total Viewers data in 2000
Viewers from last 11 years of WS games (in millions).
Year Teams - FOX WS Coverage Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total AVG/Gm
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 16.50 23.60 23.40 23.70 21.20 22.70 39.10 170.20 24.31
2002 Angels 4, vs. Giants 3 15.50 19.40 17.00 18.10 15.80 19.20 30.80 135.80 19.40
2003 Marlins 4, vs. Yankees 2 17.69 20.55 18.89 20.89 19.91 23.24 No Game 121.17 20.19
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 23.17 25.46 24.42 28.84 No Game     101.90 25.47
2005 White Sox 4, vs. Astros 0 15.02 17.19 16.65 19.98 No Game     68.84 17.21
2006 Cardinals 4, vs. Tigers 1 12.84 18.17 15.58 16.11 16.28 No Game   78.98 15.80
2007 Red Sox 4, vs. Rockies 0 16.90 16.95 14.06 20.95 No Game     68.85 17.21
2008 Phillies 4, vs. Rays 1 14.60 12.80 9.80 15.50 15.80 No Game   68.50 13.70
2009 Yankees 4, vs. Phillies 2 19.50 18.90 15.40 22.80 17.10 22.30 No Game 116.00 19.33
2010 Giants 4, vs. Rangers 1 15.01 14.13 11.46 15.54 18.95 No Game   75.09 15.02
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 14.20 14.30 11.20 15.20 14.30 21.10 25.40 115.70 16.53
AVG Game Viewership 16.45 18.31 16.17 19.78 17.42 21.71 31.77
Most Viewers from last 11 years of WS games (in millions).
Year Teams Game Viewers
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 7 39.1
2002 Angels 4, vs. Giants 3 Game 7 30.8
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 Game 4 28.844
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 Game 2 25.463
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 Game 7 25.4
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 Game 3 24.422
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 4 23.7
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 2 23.6
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 3 23.4
2003 Marlins 4, vs. Yankees 2 Game 6 23.24
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 Game 1 23.168
2009 Yankees 4, vs. Phillies 2 Game 4 22.8
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 6 22.7
2009 Yankees 4, vs. Phillies 2 Game 6 22.3
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 5 21.2
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 Game 6 21.1
2007 Red Sox 4, vs. Rockies 0 Game 4 20.945
2003 Marlins 4, vs. Yankees 2 Game 4 20.885
2003 Marlins 4, vs. Yankees 2 Game 2 20.552
2005 White Sox 4, vs. Astros 0 Game 4 19.979
Ratings per Share (Ratings per Share)
Year Teams Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Share WS Share
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 10.4/19 15.0/23 15.4/24 15.8/27 14.4/24 13.8/24 23.5/34 108.3/175 62%
2002 Angels 4, vs. Giants 3 9.4/18 11.9/20 10.8/18 11.8/19 10.0/17 11.8/21 17.9/28 74.2/141 53%
2003 Marlins 4, vs. Yankees 2 10.9/20 12.6/20 12.5/21 13.6/23 13.2/21 13.9/25 No game 76.7/130 59%
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 13.7/25 15.9/24 15.7/24 18.2/28 No game     63.5/101 63%
2005 White Sox 4, vs. Astros 0 9.5/17 11.1/17 11.0/21 13.0/21 No game     44.6/76 59%
2006 Cardinals 4, vs. Tigers 1 8.0/15 11.6/18 10.2/17 10.4/18 10.3/18 No game   50.5/86 59%
2007 Red Sox 4, vs. Rockies 0 10.5/18 11.1/18 8.5/15 12.6/21 No game     42.7/72 59%
2008 Phillies 4, vs. Rays 1 9.2/15 8.1/13 6.1/13 9.3/15 9.6/14 No game   42.3/70 60%
2009 Yankees 4, vs. Phillies 2 11.9/19 11.7/19 9.1/18 13.5/22 10.6/16 13.4/22 No game 70.2/116 61%
2010 Giants 4, vs. Rangers 1 8.9/15 8.5/14 6.7/13 9.0/15 8.8/14 No game   41.9/71 59%
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 8.7/14 8.9/14 6.6/12 9.2/14 8.8/14 12.7/21 14.7/25 69.6/114 61%
Ratings Percent of Share (Ratings/Total Share)
Year Teams Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 WS Share
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 55% 65% 64% 59% 60% 58% 69% 62%
2002 Angels 4, vs. Giants 3 52% 60% 60% 62% 59% 56% 64% 53%
2003 Marlins 4, vs. Yankees 2 55% 63% 60% 59% 63% 56% No game 59%
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 55% 66% 65% 65% No game     63%
2005 White Sox 4, vs. Astros 0 56% 65% 52% 62% No game     59%
2006 Cardinals 4, vs. Tigers 1 53% 64% 60% 58% 57% No game   59%
2007 Red Sox 4, vs. Rockies 0 58% 62% 57% 60% No game     59%
2008 Phillies 4, vs. Rays 1 61% 62% 47% 62% 69% No game   60%
2009 Yankees 4, vs. Phillies 2 63% 62% 51% 61% 66% 61% No game 61%
2010 Giants 4, vs. Rangers 1 59% 61% 52% 60% 63% No game   59%
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 62% 64% 55% 66% 63% 60% 59% 61%
Highest Percent of Share from last 11 years of WS games (Ratings/Total Share).
Year Teams Game % of Share
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 7 69%
2008 Phillies 4, vs. Rays 1 Game 5 69%
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 Game 2 66%
2009 Yankees 4, vs. Phillies 2 Game 5 66%
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 Game 4 66%
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 Game 3 65%
2005 White Sox 4, vs. Astros 0 Game 2 65%
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 2 65%
2004 Red Sox 4, vs. Cardinals 0 Game 4 65%
2006 Cardinals 4, vs. Tigers 1 Game 2 64%
2001 Diamondbacks 4, vs. Yankees 3 Game 3 64%
2002 Angels 4, vs. Giants 3 Game 7 64%
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 Game 2 64%
2003 Marlins 4, vs. Yankees 2 Game 2 63%
2010 Giants 4, vs. Rangers 1 Game 5 63%
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 Game 5 63%
2003 Marlins 4, vs. Yankees 2 Game 5 63%
2009 Yankees 4, vs. Phillies 2 Game 1 63%
2008 Phillies 4, vs. Rays 1 Game 2 62%
2011 Cardinals 4, vs. Rangers 3 Game 1 62%
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