Last week, more than 40 million people tuned in Wednesday night to watch the Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians for their first World Series title in 108 years, making it the most watched World Series game in 25 years. Fox Sports was the other victor this season as ratings propelled the network into first place within the coveted 18-49 demographic. “The World Series has been an advertising windfall for Fox Sports, which charged more than $500,000 per Game 7 spot, according to sources.”
In addition to companies like Apple, Google, Ford, etc. who can afford to run ads at over $16,000 per second, the presidential candidates also continued their national ad-spending with multiple spots throughout the game. “Last year’s World Series, which went just five games, took in $240 million in ad revenue, according to Kantar Media.” With the income from advertisements during two additional games, the Chicago Cubs aren’t the only ones celebrating this year.
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