On Sunday, it was football outdrawing baseball. On Monday, it was Dancing With the Stars.
According to The New York Times, the hit show Dancing With the Stars actually got a better TV rating on Monday night than the deciding game of the World Series that saw the San Francisco Giants oust the Texas Rangers.
The paper cites Nielsen ratings that estimate that over 19 million people watched the special 200th episode of the ABC primetime show that showcases celebrities in a weekly dance contest. The anniversary episode got a bounce from surprise appearances and performances by past contestants.
Adding to the ratings misery that was the 2010 World Series, this year's installment ended up tied with the worst TV ratings in World Series history.
Sunday's Game 4 of the World Series took a back seat in the ratings to Sunday night's football game on NBC which featured the Colts and Steelers. Despite that setback, the World Series was able to record better ratings than Monday Night Football.