George W. Bush throws out first pitch with George H. Bush standing by at Game 4 World Series on October 31, 2010.
NBC’s New Orleans Saints-Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday night drew an 11.8 rating vs. a 10.4 rating for Fox’s coverage of the Giants’ Game 4 victory. For the first time ever, a regular season NFL game beat a World Series game in ratings.
Fox’s telecast of Game 5 with the San Francisco Giants’ series-clinching 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers drew a 10.6 overnight rating, according to Dan Bell of Fox. The TV rating was 23% higher than the 8.6 rating for Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts’ 30-17 victory against the Houston Texans on ESPN.