MLB Viewership Sees Huge Spike During Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros World Series Showdown

Published 10/28/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Oct 26, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario (8) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Houston Astros in game one of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


As the MLB Fall Series kicked off, the viewership saw insane numbers compared to last year. The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros have started their campaign for the World Series 2021 title.

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Notably, the intense battle is going neck-to-neck, as both the teams have clinched one game each. Interestingly, the game one viewership has broken old MLB records.

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Viewership breaks last year’s MLB records by 17.5%

The Atlanta Braves clashed with Houston Astros for game one, on Tuesday night. Fox Sports is the official telecasting partner for the Major League Baseball championship.

Thrilled and excited fans broke viewership records, as 11,077,000 views watched game one. Notably, the game had peaked at 12,704,000 views around 9:30 t0 9:45 pm.

With these insane numbers, the game became the most-watched telecast of the day on any network. Additionally, it also has clinched the title of most-watched Game One of the World Series, in the history of Fox Sports.

Oct 26, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws a pitch against the Houston Astros during the first inning in game one of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, in the pandemic, hit World Series, the viewership had seen a record low of 9,195,000 viewers. Los Angeles Dodgers had clinched the World Series title, defeating Tampa Bay Rays.

Also read: INSANE! Charlie Morton Braves Broken Leg to Throw 16 Pitches and a Near 100 Mph Fastball vs Houston Astros

World Series: Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros

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The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros have already clashed in two out of seven games for the MLB World Series title. Braves dominated the Astros in game one, winning the match by 6-2. Unfortunately, the Braves had a setback, despite their victory. Braves’ star pitcher Charlie Morton suffered a fracture and will miss out on the further games.

Oct 26, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) comes off the field after sustaining an apparent injury against the Houston Astros during the third inning in game one of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Making a strong comeback in game two, the Astros defeated Braves by 7-2. It was the courtesy of Astros star Jose Altuve’s bat; they were able to dominate Braves in game two.

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The two teams will now compete in MLB World Series game three on 29th October, Friday. Who do you think will now take the lead?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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