The championship game of the 2012 Little League World Series was not even the highest rated game of the event.
Sunday’s Japan/Tennessee Little League World Series World Championship game drew a 1.9 final rating on ABC, down 21% from California/Japan last year (2.4), and down a tick from Japan/Hawaii in 2010 (2.0).
The 1.9 rating is the lowest for the Little League World Series title game since at least 1997 (ratings prior to 1998 were not available).
The telecast was not even the top rated game of this year’s Little League World Series. On Saturday, the Tennessee/California U.S. Championship game drew a 2.1 rating — up 17% from both California/Montana last year (1.8) and Hawaii/Texas in 2010 (1.8).
Both the World Championship and U.S. Championship games outdrew regional Major League Baseball action on FOX (1.4).
Also over the weekend, the Japan/Panama International Championship game drew a 1.3 final rating — up a tick from Japan/Mexico last year (1.2), but down a tick from Japan/Taiwan in 2010 (1.4).
(Weekend numbers from Sports Business Daily)