Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

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Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates their win against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers defeated the Rays 8-3 to lead the series 1-0 games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series opener drew a record-low audience of television viewers for a World Series game. Los Angeles’ 8-3 win in Game 1 was seen by an average of 9,195,000 viewers on Fox. The previous low had been set the only other time the Rays were in the World Series, Game 3 vs. Philadelphia in 2008 viewed by 9,836,000. Until now the low for a Game 1 had been San Francisco’s 7-1 win over Kansas City in  2012, viewed by 12,191,000.