Advertisements Unless anything changes from last night, the World Series games are scheduled from 7:30 - 10:30 eastern time. The games don't actually start until 7:57, and many if not most of the post-season games have been running well over 3 hours. I padded by 90 minutes last night just to be safe - that allows about 4 hours for the game itself. I know most people probably watch live, and we watch quasi-live but I like to have it as a recording and switch back and forth between the game and a recorded show. FF through commercials and switch to the show once we catch up to live in the game.