Last night’s Game 4 of the World Series drew a 9.2/14 television rating, with 15.2 million viewers, according to FOX Sports, an increase of 2% from last year’s Game 4 between the Giants and Rangers that saw a 9.0/15 share. There had not been a Game 4 of the World Series that had gone up against Sunday Night Football until last night.
For Major League Baseball and FOX, they lucked out as the Saints demolished the Colts 62-7 in the Sunday night game on NBC. Because of the blowout, early fast overnight numbers show NBC pulled 8.2 rating.
Whether MLB lucked out, or not, while it was not the lowest rated ever, it was close. Last year’s Game 4 still holds that position in the history books.
How does last night’s Game 4 rate? Here’s how it compares to the rest of the 2011 Fall Classic:
- Game 1 (Weds) – 8.7/14 (14.2 million viewers)
- Game 2 (Thurs) – 8.9/14 (14.3 million viewers)
- Game 3 (Sat) – 8.2/12 (11.3 million viewers)
- Game 4 (Sun) – 9.2/14 (15.2 million viewers)
Source: Nielsen Media Research, FOX Sports
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