Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Cardinals Almost 20% More Interesting Than Giants

At least, according to TV ratings, which were astounding for Game 7 as well as the entire 2011 World Series:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Game 7 of the World Series between St. Louis and Texas averaged 25.4 million viewers to make it the most-watched ballgame since 2004. [...]

The Cardinals' Game 7 win on Friday earned a 14.7 fast national rating, bumping up the overall Series rating to 10.0. That's 19 percent higher than last season's series between the Giants and the Rangers.

People are interested in bearded closers, all right. Just not the self-publicizing kind.