Overnight rating was lowest ever for a World Series game 5
- tied the record for the lowest rating ever for a Monday Night Football game.
When asked about Major League Baseball's low World Series ratings prior to last night's game, commissioner Bud Selig continued to push the company line. "I can show you all the numbers. Baseball is more popular than ever," said Selig.
- Luckily for Selig and Major League Baseball, the World Series will have a game six and won't have to worry about competing with any NFL games. Ratings for game six and a potential game seven should soar."
10/25/11, "Barely Anyone Watched The World Series Last Night, But It Still Got Twice As Many Viewers As Football," Business Insider, Cork Gaines
- World Series national ratings 1968-2009, Baseball Almanac