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NEW YORK -- The television rating for the World Series opener between the Florida Marlins and New York Yankees was up 16 percent from the record low set last year.

 

Florida's 3-2 victory Saturday night got a 10.9 rating and 20 share, Fox said Sunday. It was the third-lowest for a Series opener, topping only San Francisco's 4-3 win over Anaheim in Game 1 last year (9.4) and Arizona's 9-1 rout of the Yankees two years ago (10.4).

 

When Florida made its previous World Series appearance, in 1997, its opener against Cleveland got an 11.3 rating.

 

Fox said the rating among women aged 18-34 was up 39 percent, from 2.8 to 3.9.

 

The game got a 26.7 rating and 40 share in New York, and a 36.6/54 in Miami.

 

In Chicago, where the Cubs were eliminated by the Marlins on Wednesday night, the rating was 12.0, up from 9.4 last year. In Boston, whose Red Sox were eliminated by the Yankees on Thursday, the rating dropped from 8.9 in 2002 to 8.6.

 

The average for both league championship series was a 10.7, up 65 percent from last year.

 

A ratings point represents 1,084,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 108.4 million TV homes.

 

Higher ratings in Miami than New York. :o

And women love the Fish. :thumbup

Not quite as bad as the "disaster" people made it sound like.

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Fox has no one to blame but themselves. They created a monster when they hyped the Boston and Chicago storylines for a month then had them both fall away.

 

There also seems to be a few storylines that no one is following that are way more compelling than the current "Yankees in the WS, and oh-by-the-way it's against Florida".

 

What about payroll disparity, the small market angle or the fact that the Washington Senators were given a better shot at the beginning of the year to be here than the Fish?

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A household with a TV that is turned off is still counted as a potential household. So instead of all the TV's that were on being counted, all TV's are counted.

 

100 TV's on + 50 TV's off = Total Households.

Ratings are not

% of people watching out of people who have TV's on.

Ratings are

% of people watching out of people who have TV's.

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Damn right we ladies love the Marlins :D We'll keep those ratings boosting, especially when Beckett is on the mound tomorrow night :D

 

I can see why they went down during the Boston/NY series...everyone is sick and tired of seeing the Yankees win it all the time. It's not fun for anyone except THEIR fans. People were pulling for the Red Sox, not just to break their curse but to see someone take out the Yanks like the Angels did in the playoffs last season. And of course, when the Cubs got beat by us, there went Chicago's ratings.

 

Many people now see us as the underdogs, but I bet there will be fans still tuning in. I know National League fans will tune in and cheer us on. I've read posts of cheer and support for the Marlins on many boards lately, including some of the AL boards. There are people acrossed the country pulling for the Fish...hoping to see us demolish the Yankee Dynasty. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to watch George Steinbrenner cry in his beer :lol

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Fox could have, and so could the rest of the media, have sold the Marlins. But no one in the media likes our team or our organization. It is based on ignorance though. The other night, for Game 1, when the Yanks did the starting lineups, did anyone notice that we got the Empire theme while the Yanks got the Rebel theme (from Star Wars, in case you live in a cave)?

 

Right now, Fox could be selling our team as the Rebel Alliance coming together for the sole purpose of taking out the Death Star and overturning the Emperor (Steinbrenner) and the Empire (the Yankees). How many fans wouldnt love that story line? There are a lot of Yankee haters out there - if not as many as Cub/Red Sox fans...

 

Ahh...lack of creativity - it is truly a sign of the times...

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NEW YORK -- The television rating for the World Series opener between the Florida Marlins and New York Yankees was up 16 percent from the record low set last year.

 

Florida's 3-2 victory Saturday night got a 10.9 rating and 20 share, Fox said Sunday. It was the third-lowest for a Series opener, topping only San Francisco's 4-3 win over Anaheim in Game 1 last year (9.4) and Arizona's 9-1 rout of the Yankees two years ago (10.4).

 

When Florida made its previous World Series appearance, in 1997, its opener against Cleveland got an 11.3 rating.

 

Fox said the rating among women aged 18-34 was up 39 percent, from 2.8 to 3.9.

 

The game got a 26.7 rating and 40 share in New York, and a 36.6/54 in Miami.

 

In Chicago, where the Cubs were eliminated by the Marlins on Wednesday night, the rating was 12.0, up from 9.4 last year. In Boston, whose Red Sox were eliminated by the Yankees on Thursday, the rating dropped from 8.9 in 2002 to 8.6.

 

The average for both league championship series was a 10.7, up 65 percent from last year.

 

A ratings point represents 1,084,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 108.4 million TV homes.

 

Higher ratings in Miami than New York. :o

And women love the Fish. :thumbup

Not quite as bad as the "disaster" people made it sound like. the reason behind this is not because of the teams, it's how exciting the first two rounds were. If the first two round were won the same way as last year, this year would probably be in th 7s

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