Last night’s buffet table was full. Two big baseball games and a decent football game on NFL Network.
Ultimately, I chose the VP debate. I mean, this might be the last time we get to see “Smilin’ Joe Biden in that format. All I can say, I can’t wait to see the take from Saturday Night Live. Should be classic.
It was interesting to see how the debate impacted the ratings for the baseball game. From 7:30-9 p.m. ET, Yankees-Orioles did a 4.1 rating on TBS. It dipped only slightly to 4.0 during the debate from 9-10:30 p.m.
Then once the Biden show finished, many viewers ditched Wolf Blitzer and Chris Matthews and switched to the game. The rating from 10:30-12:15 a.m. was 5.4, up 35 percent. All told, the game did a 4.6 rating, impressive given the competition.
Baseball even beat football. The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game did a 4.4 overnight rating on NFL Network.