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Game 6 Is Top-Rated World Series Match-Up Of 2017

(Photo: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

The ratings for the epic Game 6 of the MLB World Series were up 18 percent over Sunday night’s Game 5 in Texas and was the top-rated game in this series, according to Deadline Wednesday.

The return home to Los Angeles turned out to be good luck for the Dodgers, who defeated the Houston Astros 3-1, tying the series 3-3 to force a final Game 7 Wednesday night in L.A. (RELATED: The World Series Ratings Just Topped The NFL For The Second Time Ever)

Houston Astros center fielder George Springer hits a single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 7th inning in game six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Photo: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

In early numbers, Tuesday night’s game scored a 15.1/26 in metered market results, making it the best performing World Series Game 6 since 2009. Sunday night’s Game 5 scored a 5.3/17 rating among adults ages 18-49, with 18.94 million viewers tuning in.

In comparison, the 2016 9-3 victory of the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians was two percent lower than last night’s and scored a 6.6/23 rating in the key demographic, with 23.4 million people watching.

In addition, this year’s Game 6 was up 48 percent over Game 1 of the series that was also held in L.A., with 14.96 million people turning in and a 3.9/15 rating among adults ages 18-49.