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Rating for Series opener is record low

Updated: October 25, 2012, 8:42 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants' 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers set a record low television rating for a World Series opener.

Fox said Wednesday night's game received a 7.6 rating and 12 share, and that it was seen by 12.2 million viewers, according to fast national ratings by Nielsen Media Research.

The rating dropped 13 percent from the 8.7/14 for St. Louis' 3-2 victory over Texas in Game 1 last year, which averaged 14.2 million viewers. That broke the low set the previous year when ...

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