Yanks Title Draws Highest Fall Classic Ratings in Five Years

World Series brings in 22.3 million viewers
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As the New York Yankees celebrated their 27th World Series title, Fox execs were popping their own champagne after their broadcast drew the highest ratings for a Fall Classic in five years.

Wednesday's Game 6 between the Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies registered a 7.4 rating and 20 share among adults 18-49 and 22.3 million viewers overall in primetime, bringing the series' six-game average to 19.4 million, a 39% increase over the Tampa Bay-Philadelphia showdown a year ago.

The boost gives Fox a 2009-10 season-to-date lead in the demo with a 3.9 rating, compared to 3.2 for CBS -- Fox's biggest lead ever in this quarter and the biggest for any network in six years.

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