Game 2 of the 2022 World Series followed the same pattern as Game 1 did.
That’s down from Game 1, which averaged 11.475 million, but up from Game 2 in both 2020 (8.95 million) and 2021 (10.28 million).
However, the 2022 Game 2 still clocks in as the third least-watched ever. Prior to the pandemic, the previous record low for a Game 2 came all the way back in…2019, when the Nationals-Astros series pulled in 11.925 million viewers.
College football likely was responsible for drawing some viewers away from baseball. Over four million watched Kentucky-Tennessee in primetime on ESPN, and more than five and a half million watched Michigan-Michigan State on ABC.
After a rainout on Monday, Game 3 will take place in Philadelphia on Fox Tuesday night. The rainout has also pushed back the rest of the series, with a potential Game 6 airing on Saturday and Game 7 on Sunday.
[Data via ShowBuzz Daily]