Lowest Rated World Series Game 1 Ever?
The last time the St. Louis Cardinals appeared in the World Series (2006), it was the lowest rated series of all time. This year, the St. Louis Cardinals are back in the World Series. The result? New lows in people caring about baseball:
Firm numbers for The Rangers vs. Cardinals face-off will be available in a couple hours. For the moment, the question doesn’t appear to be whether Game 1 dropped in the Nielsens compared to 2010, but whether it’s the least-watched Game 1 ever (2006′s Cardinals vs. Detroit is currently the record low). For more on this, see EW story:Is the World Series still worth it for Fox?. We’ll update this post with the numbers as they come in.
Who knew that no one would watch a game featuring two teams from the middle of the country to which people react with something between indifference and outright hate (everyone in the NL Central hates the Cardinals)? The next time someone tells you that professional sports are all fixed, point to this World Series. Argument won. And yes, I’m still bitter about the Red Sox, now get off my lawn.