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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 01 November 2010 07:52

2010 World Series on FOXSaturday’s Game 3 of the 2010 World Series that saw the Texas Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on FOX earned a 6.7 rating and 13 share, the 2 lowest rated World Series game in history behind the 6.1 rating for Game 3 of the 2008 Phillies-Rays series game.

According to The AP, the rating was down 26 percent from the 9.1 for Game 3 of last season's Yankees-Phillies World Series.

The game saw a 6:57pm ET first-pitch, the earliest start time since 1987 and was one hour earlier than the scheduled start time of the 2009 World Series game on Saturday.

FOX still won the ratings battle of the networks with the low ratings.

With Game 4 going up against the night cap for the NFL and Halloween, it’s possible that Sunday’s game that saw the Giants blank the Rangers 4-0 could be lower still.

Here is the fast overnight numbers for Game 3

World Series, Game 3 (FOX)
8:00 p.m. – Viewers: 8.89 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#1t)
8:30 p.m. – Viewers: 9.39 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)
9:00 p.m. – Viewers: 9.25 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#1)
9:30 p.m. – Viewers: 9.39 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

The rating is the percentage watching a program among homes with TVs. The share is the percentage tuned into the broadcast among those households with TVs on at the time.

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