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GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT; FOX WINS THE NIGHT

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the telecast was blacked out in much of the New York area and parts of the Philadelphia area as well, the final game of the National League playoff between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies beat everything else on television Saturday night by a wide margin. The dispute between Fox and Cablevision over retransmission consent fees that resulted in the blackout may carry over into this week’s coverage of the World Series, but if Saturday’s results are any indication, advertisers may have little to be concerned about. On a night when television viewing is ordinarily at its lowest ebb — except for a college football game on ABC and 48 Hours Mystery on CBS, everything else on Saturday was a rerun — Fox averaged 10.2 million viewers for the primetime hours of the game, which saw the Giants take the pennant and go on to face the Rangers in the World Series.