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FOUL BALL

It's official! The just-concluded 2002 World Series was the lowest-rated fall classic ever. The seven-game Anaheim Angels-San Francisco Giants battle averaged an 11.9 rating. The previous low was 2000's New York Yankees-New York Mets match-up, which drew a 12.4 rating. Still, the series did well enough to help Fox win the weekly Nielsen crown. The network averaged 16.3 million viewers, easily beating second-place CBS (12.6 million).

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It's official! The just-concluded 2002 World Series was the lowest-rated fall classic ever. The seven-game Anaheim Angels-San Francisco Giants battle averaged an 11.9 rating. The previous low was 2000's New York Yankees-New York Mets match-up, which drew a 12.4 rating. Still, the series did well enough to help Fox win the weekly Nielsen crown. The network averaged 16.3 million viewers, easily beating second-place CBS (12.6 million).