FOX looks to massive Sunday ratings with focus on Favre’s return to Lambeau and World Series
This Sunday’s national NFL afternoon game on FOX featuring Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field will be carried in 91% of the country. Barring a blowouts, the ratings for FOX should be pretty spectacular between the Vikings-Packers game and game four of the World Series.
For those who can’t get enough of Brett Favre, FOX plans to have a camera on the 50-yard-line “isolated on Favre from the second he takes the field against his former team until the moment he runs back into the locker room.” Every second of the Favre love-fest will be available on foxsports.com and nfl.com.
After two games, the World Series is shaping up as well as FOX could possibly have hoped for. With the best ratings for a game one in five years under its belt and the best of seven series now tied at 1-1, by Sunday’s game four, either the Yankees or the Phillies will be up 2 game to 1.
That makes Sunday a very pivotal game. Either one team will go up 3-1 or knot the series up at 2-2. If it gets to 2-2, FOX will be happier, as for the first time in six years a World Series will have gone at least six games. But regardless of how Sunday’s games shake out, FOX couldn’t be in any better position entering the day.