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Game 1 ratings drop for World Series

Updated: October 28, 2010, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The World Series' television ratings are off to a slow start.

The San Francisco Giants' 11-7 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 1 on Fox on Wednesday night earned an 8.9 rating and 15 share. That's down 25 percent from the 11.9 for last year's Yankees-Phillies opener. It's also down 3 percent from the 9.2 for Phillies-Rays Game 1 in the 2008 World Series, which went on to average a record-low rating.

Commissioner Bud Selig insisted it was a "very good start."

"Look, ...

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