World Series Ratings Crash, Viewership at All-Time Low

Game One of the 2020 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is the least watched World Series game of all-time.

Viewership for the game attracted 9.1 million viewers, and while it was the most watched program on Tuesday, it also became the least-watched World Series since Nielsen began tracking ratings in 1968. The small viewing audience resulted in a 25% drop from Game 1 of the 2019 World Series.

Major League Baseball began their season with a tribute to Black Lives Matter and with widespread league-endorsed displays of social justice messaging. Breitbart writes, “did that alienate a ton of fans? Absolutely. But even that doesn’t account for the sheer magnitude of audience collapse that MLB is currently experiencing.”


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Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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