How many people were at Cubs World Series parade?

Bill Murray's reaction to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series is everything

There were very few cars, no radio, no television, and Russian Federation was ruled by a tsar.

The Chicago Cubs' World Series victory on Wednesday night not only ended the team's historic 108-year championship drought but attracted the biggest USA television audience for baseball in 25 years. Team Chairman Tom Rickets said the parade is "probably Friday", as reported by the Chicago Tribune sportswriter Paul Sullivan.

A press release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office revealed the details of the championship parade and rally. "It will be a parade and celebration that all of Chicago for 108 years in their mind's eye have been envisioning and we're going to make it a reality here in the city of Chicago-tomorrow". Loveable losers no more, the Cubs are finally back on top of the baseball world for the first time since 1908. Thousands of screaming Cubs fans screaming it might send chills up spines based on the magic of the moment, but a lot can be said for somebody singing the words on pitch for once.

The audience for game 7 on Wednesday night is also bigger than game 7 of June's NBA Finals, the Academy Awards in February, every night of August's Rio Olympics, and more than double the viewership for this week's "Sunday Night Football".

Adding to the tension, the Cubs-Indians game was delayed because of rain after nine innings, which did send some viewers to bed as the midnight hour was approaching on the US east coast.

The Indians rallied for three runs with two outs in the eighth, with Rajai Davis hitting a tying home run off All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman. Neither team scored in the ninth, forcing the game into extra innings.

Fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field as buses carrying the Chicago Cubs baseball team arrive in Chicago early Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series in Cleveland.

Last year's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets, which lasted five games, averaged 14.7 million viewers per game.

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