Originally posted by jrg:
Maybe Game 3 will be better?
Rating for Game 2 is record low
NEW YORK -- The Giants' shutout of the Detroit Tigers drew a record-low television rating for Game 2 of the World Series.
San Francisco's 2-0 win Thursday night on Fox earned a 7.8 fast national rating and 12 share, down 12 percent from last year's St. Louis Cardinals-Texas Rangers matchup. The previous low was an 8.1 for the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies-Tampa Bay Rays series.
Fox said Friday the rating was up 3 percent from the Giants' rout in Game 1 on Wednesday.
The "Thursday Night Football" Buccaneers-Vikings game on NFL Network went up against the World Series for the first time and had 5.2 million viewers, not including fans in the Tampa and Minneapolis areas who watched simulcasts on local channels. That's down from a season average of 7.1 million. The World Series was watched by 12.3 million people on Fox, which is available in about 60 percent more homes than NFL Network.
Ratings represent the percentage of all American homes with televisions tuned to a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.
There are factors that impact why the ratings are down. This is the first year that the NFL has had Thursday Night games during the WS. Obviously that would impact things.
MLB just doesnt know how to do things right. They should have started the WS on a Tuesday and not a Wednesday. Travel days would then be Thursday and Monday and they would not have to compete with the NFL
Tuesday Game 1
Wed Game 2
Thurs Travel and no competitiion against NFL
Friday Game 3
Sat Game 4
Sun Game 5
Mon Travel and no competition against NFL
Tues Game 6
Wed Game 7