Last night’s World Series Game One television ratings were a hit out of the ballpark when compared to last year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers.
According to Nielsen Media Research, the game between the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies in an 11.8 rating, with a 19 share (A ratings point represents 1,114,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 111.4 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show), up 37.2 percent from the 8.6/15 overnight rating that Game One of the 2006 World Series drew.
This year sees the start of the World Series moved to a weekday to help in the ratings. Last year’s World Series started on a Saturday, historically the lowest rated day of the week for television.
(Source: Nielsen Media Research)
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