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The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Series ratings down, up

The television rating for Game 4 between San Francisco and Kansas City dropped to a 6.3, a low for this year’s World Series, then rebounded to a 7.3 in Game 5 as the Giants took a 3-2 lead. San Francisco’s 11-4 win in the fourth game drew 10.7 million viewers on Saturday night, according to fast national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. Saturday traditionally is a night when fewer people watch TV. The Giants’ 5-0 victory Sunday was seen by an average of 12.6 million viewers, the second-highest of the Series behind 12.6 million for Game 2. The opener had a 7.3 rating, a record low for a Game 1. Game 2 drew a 7.9 rating and Game 3 at 7.3. – AP