Yankees ALCS Losses Are Ratings Winners

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By Jerry Barmash Comments

As the Yankees were failing to reach the World Series, the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers drew big numbers in New York.

The concluding game six on TBS had the highest ratings for the week, according to the Nielsen Company. The game had 2.1 viewers and a 10.6 rating.

Game three and four, also Yankee losses, were second and third best. The games combined for 3.3 million viewers.

Sunday Night Football, featuring Brett Favre annual return to Lambeau Field, kept people’s attention.  The game, on WNBC, was tied for fifth (1.2 million/6.0).

As usual, 60 Minutes doesn’t miss a beat. It takes hold of the number four slot (1.3 million/6.6) on WCBS.

Dancing With The Stars tied for number five with its two-hour performance show. (1.2 million/6.0). The results program had a 10th-place finish (961,000/4.8).

Another WABC fan favorite, Desperate Housewives was eighth (1.1 million/5.8).

Snooki and the Situation drove MTV’s Jersey Shore to number 20 (745,000/3.7).

No Fox (WNYW) shows made the Top 30.