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World Series TV ratings fall 23 per cent from 2017

The figures are in and the television ratings from the 2018 World Series between the victorious Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers were hugely disappointing for Fox.

Over five games, the World Series averaged 14.3 million viewers, a drop off of 23 per cent compared to the 2017 average of 18.7 million.

That the series only went to five games, unlike seven last year, certainly played a part but it represented the fourth least-watched World Series since 2010.

Game Five was the most-watched of the series, averaging 17.6 million viewers, up 29 per cent from Game Four.