2012 World Series ratings not off to a good start

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The World Series between the Tigers and Giants is on its way towards becoming the lowest-rated Fall Classic ever.

Through two games, the 2012 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants is on pace to draw the lowest television ratings ever, according to a report by Michael Hiestand in the Detroit Free Press on Friday.

Game 1 garnered the lowest ratings of all-time, and, according to the article, Game 2 was even worse. With its 8.8 overnight rating, Game 2's numbers were also the worst ever, down 12 percent from last year's Game 2 in the World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals.

Perhaps one silver lining for Major League Baseball on Thursday night is that Game 2 of the Fall Classic outdrew the NFL's Thursday Night Football contest between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings on NFL Network, which only recorded a 3.9 overnight rating.

Game 3 of the World Series, which the Tigers lead 2-0, is set for Saturday night in Detroit. First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

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