“Ending the 2014 postseason on such a high note and with record-breaking numbers is such an incredible accomplishment for the network,“ said Carlos Sanchez, Executive Vice President and General Manager, FOX Deportes. “We are extremely proud of our efforts and continued commitment to Major League Baseball and look forward to supporting the league next season to ensure the sport remains strong within the Hispanic community.”
The San Francisco Giants’ 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals last night was the most-watched Major League Baseball game ever in the network’s history with 373,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. Game 7’s dominating performance also powered FOX Deportes to first place for the day among Spanish-language sports programs.
Additional audience highlights follow:
The Series on FOX Deportes averaged 267,000 total viewers, the largest World Series audience delivery in Spanish-language television history. The overall Series finished up +24% for total viewers from last year’s St. Louis Cardinals/Boston Red Sox six-game -series.
The game peaked from 11:00-11:30 PM ET with 546,000 viewers, breaking the previous record from Game 6 and making it the channel’s most-watched half-hour this postseason.
Game 7’s performance was up +90% from Game 7 in 2011 (196,000).
About FOX Deportes
Reaching more than 21 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 6.3 million are U.S. Hispanic, FOX Deportes is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. FOX Deportes features premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of Copa Libertadores and Copa Total Sudamericana and extensive UEFA Champions League matches; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, Divisional Series, National League Championship Series and World Series; NCAA College Football, NFL pre and post-season games, Golden Boy Promotions Boxing, UFC® and NASCAR. Boasting more than 2,100 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust digital experience brimming with engaging editorial, live scoring and exclusive video highlights, FOX Deportes is the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space. For more information, visit FOX Deportes online at Foxdeportes.com.