The dramatic final game of the 2016 World Series was the most-watched baseball game in 25 years.
Wednesday's broadcast drew a 51.2 rating and 71 share in Chicago -- meaning 71 percent of televisions in use in Chicago were tuned in to the game. Cleveland had a 48.6 rating and 69 share.
The World Series between two teams with longstanding droughts -- the Cubs hadn't won since 1908 and Cleveland's last title was 1948 -- was an overall hit with viewers. It drew a 14.9 rating over the seven games to make it the most watched World Series since the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals met in 2004.