ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals’ thrilling 10-9, 11-inning victory over the Texas Rangers in Game 6 received the best World Series overnight television rating since 2009.
Thursday night’s game got a 13.8 overnight rating and 23 share in the major markets, Fox said today. It was the highest-rated World Series game since the New York Yankees’ Series clincher against Philadelphia got a 15.5 two years ago. It was the highest-rated game not involving the Yankees or Boston Red Sox since the finale of the 2005 Series between the Chicago White Sox and Houston received a 14.8/24.
The game received a 49.4/70 in St. Louis, with a share peaking at 82 in the final 30 minutes, and drew a 47.1/67 in Dallas.
The rating is the percentage of television households tuned to a program, and the share is the percentage watching among those households with TVs on at the time.
Meanwhile, Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will miss Game 7 of the World Series.
Rookie Adron Chambers will replace Holliday on the active roster today, a day after Holliday injured his right hand during the Cardinals’ 10-9, 11-inning victory over Texas in Game 6.
The team says Holliday has a sprained right wrist. Originally, the Cardinals said he bruised his right pinkie sliding into third base when he was picked off base by catcher Mike Napoli in the sixth inning.
Chambers is 1 for 5 with two RBIs during the postseason.
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