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TV ratings for Game 1 of World Series down from last year

The World Series is off to a slower start in TV ratings compared with last year. According to Nielsen, Tuesday night's Game 1, in which the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-1, drew an average of 12.2 million viewers, down about 15 percent from last year's Game 1 telecast. The Fox telecast dropped to a household rating of 7.3 compared with 8.6 last year. The ratings tied with the low 2012 series opener, in which the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers, 8-3. The 2012 World Series, a four-game sweep of the Tigers by the Giants, was the least-watched Fall Classic ever. Last year's Game 1 between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals was up 18 percent from 2012's...

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