Game 1 of the World Series between the Royals and Giants on Tuesday night earned only a reported 8.0 rating and 13 share on Fox.
That's down from the 9.4 share / 15 rating earned last year in Game 1 of the Red Sox-Cardinals World Series.
Kansas City and Baltimore are among the smaller-market teams in MLB. In addition, the Giants led 3-0 after the first inning, 5-0 after the fourth and 7-1 (the final margin) after the seventh, so there was not much drama during the game.
Rating is the percentage of households with a TV, and that TV is being used to watch the game.
Share is the percentage of houses with a TV in use, and that TV is tuned into the game.