Yankees > Giants

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.


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Stultus Magnus
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Stultus Magnus

That’s surprising to me. The Yanks are one win away from going to the WS and 10.4 million people were watching some mid-season football match up?

On another blog I was reading around the 7th inning last night some commenter was giving Giants updates.

Who freaking cares!?

Hizouse
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Hizouse

I watched a lot of the football game, mostly because I could watch an entire series in the time it took Pettitte to bob his head 5 times with a runner on first before the batter finally called timeout.

Carlos
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Carlos

I flipped back and forth between innings. Cards/Giants ended up being more entertaining for me. Then again I am a die hard yankee hater.

DonCoburleone
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DonCoburleone
Uh, news flash guys, the NFL dominates TV in this country the same way baseball did 50 years ago. If it wasn’t for introducing my brother and 2 of my close friends to fantasy baseball 2 years ago they wouldn’t watch baseball at all anymore.  I appreciate and follow most sports (not big on NBA, college basketball or Soccer) but when it comes to MLB, NFL, college football, and the NHL I am die hard for all of them.  That said, there is no doubt in my mind that football is far superior to any of those other sports on… Read more »
Jack Marshall
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Jack Marshall

Each to his own, DonCoburleone. Me, I find watching the NFL send their over-fed zombie steers into combat to get the mob roaring, at the cost of dementia-producing head trauma, like watching paint dry, with little extra touches of sadism and sadness mixed in.

MikeS
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MikeS

Is it really Yankees > Giants?

Or Playoffs > Regular Season?

Especially as it was an elimination game?

Simon DelMonte
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Simon DelMonte

The entire NYC audience for the game was made of Mets fans who like football. 

Too bad it was a bit of deja vu to watch another injury-depleted team.

kendynamo
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kendynamo
im sure there were plenty of giants fans who arent yankees fans who had a pretty easy decision.  i did not watch the yankees game until after the giants game ended because screw the yankees.  but if i were a yankee fan, or if it were the mets in a game 6 with a 3-2 lead, i’d probably watch more of the giants game than the playoff baseball game.  im also an out of market giants fan so i dont get to see as many giants games at home.  if it were a world series game or if it was… Read more »
Bret
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Bret

Ummmmm…you guys weren’t watching the New England Revolution/Columbus Crew affair over on ESPN2?  The game had playoff implications!

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