Cubs players celebrate their World Series win with a victory parade through the streets of Chicago. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Chicago Cubs ride through city streets, Friday (November 4) to celebrate their recent World Series victory. Their victory on Wednesday night not only ended the team's historic 108-year championship drought but attracted the biggest U.S. television audience for baseball in 25 years. Despite the final game of the World Series going well past midnight on the East Coast, plus a 17-minute rain delay, more than 40 million viewers watched on Fox, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. That was the most since 50.3 million tuned in to see the Minnesota Twins defeat the Atlanta Braves in Game Seven of the 1991 World Series. Fox topped its own record of 39.1 million who watched the Arizona Diamondbacks cap a two-run ninth-inning rally over the New York Yankees in Game Seven of the 2001 World Series. The Cubs' 8-7, extra-inning win over the Cleveland Indians was the franchise's first title since 1908, when Theodore Roosevelt was U.S. president.