World series hits a ratings home run

A final tally on Thursday showed that Wednesday night’s Game 4 of the World Series, won by the Yankees over the Diamondbacks in the 10th inning (thanks to a home run by Derek Jeter), registered a 15.8 rating and a 27 share, representing 23.6 million viewers — 38 percent above the figures for last year’s Game 4. It also gave Fox its fourth nightly win since the series began. Through four games, the Series has averaged a 14.4/24, 18 percent higher than last year’s four-game average, and the highest numbers any World Series has drawn since 1996. Today’s (Friday) New York Post observed that what was especially remarkable was that the baseball telecast drew its biggest audience between 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., when 25.5 million viewers tuned in.