Fox’s ‘Field of Dreams Game’ Is Most-Watched Regular Season Baseball Game in 16 Years

Walk-off White Sox win dominates broadcast TV ratings, including ”Brooklyn Nine-Nine“ final season premiere

The “Field of Dreams Game” had a dream ending for Chicago White Sox fans, and its Nielsen ratings were a dream for Fox. The walk-off win over the New York Yankees was the most-watched regular season baseball game on any network in 16 years (since the Yankees played the Boston Red Sox on Oct. 1, 2005).

And Thursday was a busy night on broadcast TV. In addition to the big baseball game on Fox, NBC brought back “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — a former Fox series — for one final run. CBS aired “Big Brother.”

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Tony Maglio

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Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • • Twitter: @jmaasaronson