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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Series Game 5 ratings top MNF

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Game 5 of the World Series matched the television rating from last year.

The Texas Rangers' 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday earned an 8.8 fast national rating and 14 share on Fox, the same as last year's Rangers-Giants World Series, when San Francisco clinched the championship in Game 5.

The game beat "Monday Night Football" on ESPN, drawing a 10.0 overnight rating to a 5.8 for the Ravens-Jaguars NFL game.

The 40.0/58 rating in Dallas was higher than for any of the Mavericks' games when they won the NBA Finals earlier this year. St. Louis had a 46.9/64.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country's largest markets.