Game 6 of the 2011 World Series attracted an average of 21.1 million viewers making it the most-viewed World Series game not featuring the Yankees or Red Sox since Game 7 of the 2002 World Series. Viewership peaked for Game 6 during extra innings with 25.2 million viewers.
The 9.3 U.S. household rating average for the first six games of the 2011 World Series is +11% higher than the 2010 World Series, despite a dramatic difference in the market size of the National League market (San Francisco has twice the number of homes than St. Louis).
Game 6 of the 2011 World Series was the highest rated program on television last night giving FOX its fifth primetime win in six nights and winning in all key male, female and adult demos. During its peak, nearly one-third of the televisions on in the U.S. were tuned in to the World Series.
Game 6 of the World Series delivered the highest rating ever for an MLB game in Dallas/Ft. Worth recording a 47.1 household rating. During the final hour of Game 6, 81% of TVs on in St. Louis and 80% of the TVs on in Dallas were tuned in to the game.