Amazinz wrote:From the AP article published today:
For the second straight year, the fact that the winning league in the All-Star game has been awarded home-field advantage in the World Series didn't translated into higher ratings.
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?sec ... id=1839866
Also in the same article:
"The first half-hour of Tuesday's broadcast was up 16 percent. Viewer interest diminished after the AL got out to the commanding early lead against National League starter Roger Clemens."
Maybe the overall ratings ended up being lower because it wasn't a very good game. I know I didn't watch the whole game, but I probably would have if it was close. A 16% increase is a lot and is a much more accurate representation of overall interest in the game.