17 million watched Cubs win World Series Game 5

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Game 5 of the World Series was watched by 17 million people, Deadline.com says. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

The Chicago Cubs weren’t the only winner Sunday night in Game 5 of the World Series.

The must-win game for the Cubs was watched by 17 million viewers, making Fox the winner in the Sunday night TV ratings, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The World Series game earned a 15.3 rating and a 24 percent share of all TVs in use Sunday night. In second place was NBC and Sunday Night Football with an 11.6 rating and an 18 percent share.

The Cubs topped the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Sunday, sending the World Series back to Cleveland for Game 6 on Tuesday. The Indians lead the series 3-2.

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