World Series beats SNF in TV ratings last night
For all of those people who don't understand ratings here is a quick lesson for you. Fox has won the week as a network and last night they did something that has not been done by any other program this year. They beat Sunday Night Football on NBC to win the night.
It was a double win last night for Major League Baseball in primetime as the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals to even theWorld Seriesand Fox won the night over NBC and the usually unbeatableSunday Night Football. Fox drew a 5.1/13 rating with 16.68 million viewers, while No. 2 NBC drew a 4.5/11 and 12.31 million viewers.
After a stellar lead-in of NFL overruns the Denver Broncos-Washington Redskins game (7.8/23) and FoxsThe OT(6.2/17) the 8-11 PM World Series (4.4/11) Game 4 in St. Louis was up 10% from the fast nationals of last years series-ending Game 4 featuring the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers.
The latest wild finish for this Series included a three-run homer from Jonny Gomes who wasnt even supposed to play, and Bostons closer picking off St. Louis Kolton Wong for the games final out. Last nights game also saw an 18% rise in total viewers for Fox compared with October 28, 2012s Game 4 with 15.4 million watching Sunday.
After the Red Soxs 4-2 win, the is set for Game 5. Thats nothing but gravy and good news for Fox as last years series ended after a four-game sweep by the Giants that averaged a 3.6/10 rating and 12.7 million viewers.
With teams that draw bigger audiences and all the wild finishes, the ratings for this year are also up double digits game-over-game from last years lows. Like other live events, fast nationals for the World Series andSunday Night Footballare approximate and will likely change in the final numbers.