Not surprising: According to overnight TV ratings, the Packers/Saints game topped Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night. This trend has been happening for years, and it doesn’t tell us anything we haven’t known for years.
Surprising: The NBC Sports PR department decided to take a shot at Fox in regards to the victory.
SNF’s 39% advantage in HH overnight (11.4/18) vs. Royals-Giants (8.2/13) is largest margin in 5 head-to-head SNF telecasts vs. World Series
— NBC Sports PR (@NBCSportsPR) October 27, 2014
As Fox is quick to point out, the 11.4 overnight for the Packers/Saints game was the lowest of the season for SNF, and obviously way down from last Sunday when Peyton Manning set a record.
Wisely, the World Series has the night off so as not to go up against Monday Night Football (and the Cowboys).
Best case scenario for MLB: The Royals win Game 6 Tuesday, setting up a must-see Game 7 Wednesday.
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