HBO’s upcoming World Series telecast will have its fair share of people in the house, with the average age at which people are tuning in increasing.
HBO said Wednesday that the show will have an average of 13.5 million viewers per episode, up from 13.2 million last year.
The network said it will broadcast the first two weeks of the World Cup, which begins Thursday and runs through Oct. 6.
That’s up from a 1.4 million viewers for last year’s championship game.HBO said it also plans to air its two NFL playoff games starting Oct. 3, the first time that will happen since 2011.
The channel has been streaming a limited amount of the tournament, including pre-game and post-game coverage.
The network is also streaming live footage of the Women’s World Cup final on Monday.
The World Cup will be the first major global sporting event to feature a new generation of sports fans.
That group has grown up watching sports on cable TV.
The average age of Americans watching sports in 2015 was 33.7 years old, up by 6 years from 2014.