Since 2000, Fox has had uninterrupted broadcasting rights for the World Series. Originally, NBC had a firm grip over World Series broadcasting rights, from the 1940s to the late 1970s. From the 1980s to the 1990s, NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox alternated coverage from year to year.
In 2014, Fox proclaimed that it would deliver the "most technology-advanced World Series coverage ever," utilizing over 200 different cameras, according to the New York Post. The 2014 World Series featured the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. It was a World Series with one of the worst television numbers on record. However, Game 7 was able to capture a 15.2/24 MM rating, making up for dismal early viewership.