Game 1 ratings drop for World Series
SAN FRANCISCO -- The World Series' television ratings are off to a slow start.
The San Francisco Giants' 11-7 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 1 on Fox on Wednesday night earned an 8.9 rating and 15 share. That's down 25 percent from the 11.9 for last year's Yankees-Phillies opener. It's also down 3 percent from the 9.2 for Phillies-Rays Game 1 in the 2008 World Series, which went on to average a record-low rating.
Commissioner Bud Selig insisted it was a "very good start."
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