October 25, 2007
THE NATION WITHIN A COUNTRY:
Baseball whomps debate in TV ratings (Foon Rhee, 10/23/07, Boston Globe)
Fox News Channel reported this morning that the Republican debate Sunday night drew about 2.5 million viewers, including nearly 800,000 in the 25-54 age group.
But Game 7 of the American League championship series between the Red Sox and Cleveland Indians drew about 19 million viewers to Fox. The two events overlapped for about the first hour of the game, which was the highest-rated game since Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS between the Sox and Yankees.
It's a good bet that those numbers were even more skewed in Red Sox Nation, despite the presence of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on the debate stage.
Supposedly, 87% of the tvs in Boston were tuned to the game. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 25, 2007 2:20 PM