Nov 3, 2023
After very underwhelming viewership through four games, the World Series finished stronger — but it wasn’t enough to prevent the 2023 edition from being the least-watched ever.
The Texas Rangers 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5 on Wednesday night averaged 11.45 million viewers on Fox — the most-watched game of the Series, but still a 10% decrease in viewership from 2022’s Game 5 and only ranking above 2020 as the least-watched Game 5 of all time, per SportsMediaWatch.
With that number accounted for, the 2023 World Series averaged 9.11 million viewers, surpassing 2020 (9.95M) as the least-watched World Series on record.
Source: Front Office Sports