The World Series is looking solid in the television ratings so far, at least compared with last year.
The Fox telecast drew also drew a household rating of 8.6, up 13% from last year.
The first game of the 2011 series drew roughly 14.2 million viewers, while the 2010 opener brought in a little more than 15 million.
Viewership for the Wednesday night blowout peaked at 16.3 million viewers at 9:30 p.m.
No surprise, Boston was the highest-rated market, with a 39.7, followed by St. Louis with a 36.
The second game begins Thursday at 5:07 p.m. Pacific time.
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