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Steelers vs. Saints Ratings Higher Than World Series

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NEW YORK (AP) — A regular-season NFL game has earned a higher television rating than the World Series.

The “Sunday Night Football” matchup between the last two Super Bowl champions drew an 11.8 overnight rating and 18 share. Game 4 of the World Series had a 10.4/16.

The Saints beat the Steelers 20-10 on NBC. The Giants defeated the Rangers 4-0 on Fox.

NBC had skipped airing a Sunday night game during the World Series the first four years of its current NFL contract. NBC said Monday this was the first time an NFL game outrated the World Series.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with TVs 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.