Thursday, November 3, 2016

More Than 40 Million Viewers Watched Cubbies Win

(USAToday Sports)
To paraphrase Samuel Clemens (no relation to Roger): "The reports of baseball's death are greatly exaggerated." Last night, a whopping 40.015 million people watched the Cubs end their 108-year championship drought on FOX. That's the biggest baseball audience since Game Seven of the epic 1991 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves. That game also went 10 innings and also ended up with the winner's margin being a single run. This is wonderful news for baseball fans everywhere—and should be a wake-up call for MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. For example, think how much better these ratings would have been if human beings under the age 12 could have watched—and potentially been hooked— by such a great game. Think about it, Rob!