World Series Ratings Top Monday Night Football, Not 'Dancing With the Stars'
On one hand, the fifth and deciding game of the Fall Classic grabbed a 10.6 rating and 16 share of the Nielsen audience and beat out "Monday Night Football," which got an 8.6 rating on ESPN. It was a decidedly different outcome than from Sunday, when Game 4 lagged behind "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
However, the World Series failed to beat ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," television's No.1 rated show this season. "Dancing With the Stars" pulled in a 10.8/17, beating the San Francisco-Texas game by two percent.
It's thought that ratings for the 2010 World Series will beat out those of the 2008 Series between Philadelphia and Tampa Bay, which is the lowest rated Fall Classic in television history.