Around America, Sunday night is generally reserved for football. So it was with a little trepidation that FOX aired Game 6 of the ALCS up against a popular New York Giants/Arizona Cardinals game. Although were a disappointment in New Jersey, the ALCS was not. Nationally, the game drew in an 11.4 rating with a 18 share while the NFL contest drew a 10.4 in a 16 share. In New York, nearly 40 percent of all TVs in use on Sunday night were tuned to the Yankee game. That’s popularity, and you can bet that ESPN is awfully happy not to have to air Monday Night Football against a Game 7 tonight.
Meanwhile, in other World Series-related news, New York’s Senate representatives have bet with Pennsylvania’s Senators over the outcome of the World Series. At stake is, as David M. Herszenhorn reports, some cheese. If the Yankees win the Series, Bob Casey and Arlen Specter will send some Philly cheesesteaks New York’s way, and if the Phillies win, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will ship some New York cheesecake to Philadelphia. Here’s to some cheesesteaks for the Senators from the great state of New York.