Friday, October 22, 2004

Game 7 highest-rated LCS game since 1991

ALCS Game 7 draws 19.4 national rating
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Boston Red Sox capped off an improbable comeback in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series Wednesday night -- and so did the TV ratings.

Boston's 10-3 win was the highest-rated league championship series game since 1991, drawing a 19.4 national rating for Fox Sports. That was up 13 percent from last year's Game 7 between the same teams, which the Yankees won on a home run by
Aaron Boone in the 11th inning.

Game 7 of the NLCS between Pittsburgh and Atlanta in 1991 got a 19.9 rating. Wednesday's game was the highest-rated ALCS game since Game 7 of the Boston-California Angels series in 1986 (21.2).

The ratings in New York and Boston were impressive. There was a rating of 56.6 in the Boston area, better than either of the Patriots' two Super Bowl wins. New York had a rating of 30.7.

Read the entire article here on ESPN.com