Cubs’ Victory Is Most-Watched Series Game Since 1991

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland on Nov. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland on Nov. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NEW YORK—The Chicago Cubs’ curse-breaking victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 reached 40 million viewers, making it the most-watched World Series game since...

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