First two World Series games average record-low 9.8

Updated: October 23, 2006, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Television ratings for the World Series hit a record low for the opener, then rebounded for Game 2.

The St. Louis Cardinals' 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night received an 8.0 fast national rating and 15 share, Fox said Monday, down 16 percent from the previous record low for an opener, a 9.5 for last year's 5-3 Chicago White Sox win over the Houston Astros.

Detroit's 3-1 victory in Game 2 on Sunday night got an 11.5/18, up 4 percent from the 11.1 rating ...

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