World Series Game 4 Outdrew Sunday Night Football

Monday October 24th, 2011

The World Series drew in more viewers than the NFL this past Sunday, according to reports from the Associated Press.

Game 4 of the World Series, which tied the Rangers and Cardinals at two games apiece, earned Fox a 10.1 overnight rating and a 16 share. The game was a close 1-0 pitcher’s duel into the sixth inning. The Cardinals were victorious, posting three more runs off of a Mike Napoli home run for a 4-0 shutout victory over the Rangers.

Sunday Night Football, on the other hand, featured the New Orleans Saints and the Manning-less (and winless) Indianapolis Colts. The 62-7 blowout victory for the Saints prominently featured Drew Brees, who had one more touchdown than incompletion in the game (five and four respectively). The contest earned NBC an 8.2 overnight rating and a 13 share. This year’s rankings are in contrast to last year’s, in which the Sunday Night Football game featured Steelers and Saints and the World Series game featured the San Francisco Giants and Rangers. The NFL earned an 11.8/18, while the World Series contenders, only garnered a 10.4/16.

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