Rockies vs. Red Sox ratings
We'll find out soon which is the better team on the field, but in the TV ratings, the Red Sox absolutely spanked the Rockies.
Game 7 of the Boston-Cleveland series drew 19.15 million viewers and came in third place in the broadcast Nielsens.
Meanwhile, Game 4 of the Colorado-Arizona series drew an underwhelming 3.8 million viewers for TBS, good for 12th place among cable programs - and one spot behind a 9:30 a.m. repeat of "SpongeBob SquarePants." For cryingoutloud.
Cable attracts smaller audiences and the Sox-Indians series was more dramatic and yaddayaddayadda, but it's still pretty good evidence that the rest of America just isn't that interested in a little old baseball team from Denver.
Going back a week, the best-rated game of the Rockies-Diamondbacks series (Game 1) drew 5.3 million viewers, which actually beat an episode of "Hannah Montana." Meanwhile, the lowest-rated game of the Red Sox-Indians series - Game 1 - drew 7.4 million viewers. The lowest-rated Rockies-Diamondbacks? Game 2 - 3.3 million.
By comparison, Game 4 of the Indians-Yankees series drew 9.2 million.