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WORLD SERIES BEATS NFL FOR MOST EYES ON SUNDAY

October 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time this season, Sunday Night Football was not Sunday’s top-rated television show. The World Series was — at least among total adults. Fox’s coverage of the baseball contest between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals captured 15.39 million viewers, peaking in the 8:30 p.m. half-hour with 15.92 million viewers, according to preliminary overnight ratings, while NBC’s telecast of the football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings drew 14.91 million. Among the 18-49 age group, it was a different story, with the football game averaging a 5.6 rating and a 13 share, while the Series game posted a 4.4/11. Earlier in the evening, an overrun of Fox’s NFL contest between the Redskins and Broncos counted 22.78 million viewers. On Saturday, the World Series telecast drew 11.56 million viewers — more than all the viewers watching the other three broadcast networks combined (10.2 million).