Baseball is my sport, but NBC pays me, so I’m torn:
In a television matchup of New York sports teams, baseball’s Yankees were more popular than football’s Giants.
The Yankees earned an 11.4 rating for their Game 6 victory last night over the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Championship Series, shown on News Corp.’s Fox. The rating is based on the U.S.’s top-56 metered markets. The Yankees advanced to the World Series for the first time since 2003.
The Giants, who lost to the Arizona Cardinals 24-17 last night at Giants Stadium, drew 10.4 million viewers on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” broadcast, NBC Sports spokesman Adam Freifeld said in an e-mail.
But with all due respect to my NBC overlords, anyone watching the Giants and the Cardinals over the Yankees-Angels who wasn’t being paid to do so needs their head examined.