October 26, 2012 in Sports

Ratings hit bottom


The San Francisco Giants’ 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers set a record-low television rating for a World Series opener. Fox said Wednesday night’s game received a 7.6 rating and 12 share, and that it was seen by 12.2 million viewers, according to fast national ratings by Nielsen Media Research. The rating dropped 13 percent from the 8.7/14 for St. Louis’ 3-2 victory over Texas in Game 1 last year, which averaged 14.2 million viewers. That broke the low set the previous year when the Giants’ 11-7 win over the Rangers received an 8.9. Fox said viewership fell after San Francisco took a 6-0 lead behind Pablo Sandoval, who hit three home runs. – AP

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