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Rain causes late start and ratings well below previous worst for World Series

Updated: October 27, 2008, 8:31 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- With a 91-minute rain delay pushing the first pitch until after 10 p.m. on the East Coast, Game 3 of the World Series drew a record-low television rating.

The Philadelphia Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, which ended at 1:47 a.m. Sunday, earned a 6.1 fast national rating and 13 share on Fox, the network said.

The previous low was an 8.0 in 2006 for Game 1 of the Cardinals-Tigers series.

The game averaged a 6.5/13 from 11 p.m.-midnight EDT, slid ...

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