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‘Field of Dreams’ game is most-watched regular-season contest since ’05

DJ LeMahieu bats for the New York Yankees in their game with the Chicago White Sox near the Field of Dreams movie site outside of Dyersville, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THREE - Fod32 Jpg
DJ LeMahieu bats for the New York Yankees in their game with the Chicago White Sox near the Field of Dreams movie site outside of Dyersville, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. THREE – Fod32 Jpg

The “Field of Dreams” game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox on Thursday in Dyersville, Iowa, was a hit not only on the field but also in the ratings.

The game was the most-watched MLB regular-season game since 2005 and the most-watched event on prime time television Thursday night.

Fox Sports announced that the game averaged 5.9 million viewers, with the game peaking at over 6 million viewers from 8:45 to 9 p.m. EDT.

The White Sox won the game 9-8 on a walk-off home run by Tim Anderson. The game featured eight total home runs, and both teams pulled off comebacks to take the lead in the ninth inning.

Chicago (11.2 rating/25 share) and New York (6.6/14) were the top two markets watching the game. St. Louis (6.0/13), Hartford (5.6/12) and Kansas City (5.6/12) rounded out the top five.

–Field Level Media