At this point, we all know (not everyone is willing to admit) that football is America’s pastime and favorite sport. If you still wondered, that really bad Vikings-Giants game from Monday had better ratings than Game 1 of the World Series:
The latest demonstration of that fact is pointed out by our friends at Hardball Talk, who note that the Vikings-Giants game on ESPN on Monday night had a higher overnight rating than Game One of the World Series on FOX on Wednesday night. (Vikings-Giants had a 9.5 overnight rating, World Series Game One had a 9.4.)
For baseball, a 9.4 is actually pretty good. The fact remains though that even bad football is more popular than baseball’s most important game, even when two of the most popular teams are involved.