And the World Series is gaining momentum among viewers. Game Two drew 13.2 million viewers on FOX and FOX Deportes, up +6% from Game One to mark the largest increase in viewership from Game One to Game Two since 2006. The viewership also marks a +5% increase over Game Two of the 2012 World Series, which also featured the Giants as well as the Tigers, a team in a significantly larger market than Kansas City.
Game Two also propelled FOX to a dominant win among all primetime competition, +56% better than the second place network according to metered market data from Nielsen. Through two games, the 2014 Fall Classic is averaging a combined 12.8 million viewers on FOX and FOX Deportes, up +3% over the first two games in 2012. The first two games of this World Series - the first since 1937 to see its first two games each decided by five or more runs - represent the best back-to-back Tuesday and Wednesday nights on FOX since February of 2012.
For the second consecutive game and the sixth time this Postseason, the Royals have set a new local rating high in Kansas City, as Game Two drew a 49.7, the best for any MLB telecast on record in the market and the highest rating in any market for a World Series Game Two since 2007. Throughout Game Two, 71% of TVs on in Kansas City were tuned to the game, peaking at 83% as the game neared its conclusion. In San Francisco, Game Two drew a 28.7 local rating. Through two games, the World Series is averaging a 49.0 rating in Kansas City and 29.0 in San Francisco.
The World Series resumes on Friday with Game Three in San Francisco at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on FOX.