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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 29 October 2009 13:06

World Series

Proving the Yankees continue to resonate nationally, last night’s Game 1 of the World Series in which the Phillies beat the Yankees 6-1 was a ratings win for FOX posting a 13.8 overnight rating, up 33.9 percent from last year’s Game 1 between the Phillies and Rays which drew a 10.3. The rating figure is the second highest in the last decade ranking behind only Game 1 of the 2004 World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals. According to the SportsBusiness Daily, “The game earned a 44.5 in Philadelphia and a 29.7 in N.Y. Game One also gave Fox the highest-rated Wednesday night on any net since the ‘American Idol’ finale in May.”

According to MediaWeek, the game drew 9.31 million viewers and 57 percent among adults 18-49.

It should be noted that last year's World Series had the lowest ratings in history.

The game also drew 50,207 in attendance at the new Yankee Stadium, a highwater mark for the new ballpark this postseason.

The following is breakdown of attendance at new Yankee Stadium for the 2009 postseason.

Date

Day

Game #

Series

Attendance

7-Oct

Weds

Game 1

ALDS

49,464

9-Oct

Fri

Game 2

ALDS

50,006

16-Oct

Fri

Game 1

ALCS

49,688

17-Oct

Sat

Game 2

ALCS

49,922

25-Oct

Sun

Game 6

ALCS

50,173

28-Oct

Weds

Game 1

World Series

50,207

 


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