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