The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings.
The Giants' shutout of the Detroit Tigers drew a record-low television rating for Game 2 of the World Series.
The Giants' 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers set a record low television rating for a World Series opener.
With small markets and bad weather, baseball's league championship series drew far fewer television viewers than last year.
A small-market team and a short series often are guarantees of low television ratings for sports in this age of fractured audiences. The 2008 World Series added to that double whammy the disjointing impact of a long rain delay and a suspended game.
Monday's World Series contest received the worst TV ratings for a Game 5 in history.
The Tampa Bays Rays' 4-2 victory Thursday night received an 8.1 fast national rating and 13 share on Fox, the network said Friday. That is the second-lowest rating for a Series game.
A World Series to remember for the St. Louis Cardinals was one to forget when it came to television ratings.
Favored by few, the Cardinals used an unlikely cast of characters to win their first World Series in nearly a quarter century.
Game 4 set yet another record low for the World Series in the television ratings.
The St. Louis Cardinals' 5-0 victory Tuesday night was the lowest-rated Game 3 in Series history, and the three-game average also was the lowest ever.
Television ratings for the World Series hit a record low for the opener, then rebounded for Sunday's Game 2.