NBC: 'Sunday Night Football' outdraws WS Game 5 by 39 percent

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NBC: 'Sunday Night Football' outdraws World Series Game 5 by 39 percent
Monday October 27th, 2014

The overnight television rating for Sunday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints was 39 percent larger than the rating for Game 5 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals, according to NBC Sports.

That is the largest disparity among the five instances in which a "Sunday Night Football" game was broadcast at the same time as a World Series game, NBC said. FOX has carried this year's coverage of the World Series, while NBC airs the Sunday night NFL games.

The rating for the Packers-Saints game was a season-low for Sunday Night Football. Meanwhile, according to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily, the Giants 5-0 win over the Royals was the lowest recorded rating for a World Series Game 5. 

The Saints defeated the Packers 44-23 to move to 3-4 on the season. The Giants got a complete game shutout pitching performance from Madison Bumgarner to take a 3-2 lead in the Fall Classic.

Game 6 of the World Series is Tuesday night in Kansas City and a Game 7 would be on Wednesday, avoiding a head-to-head conflict with Thursday's NFL matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.

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