The Detroit Tigers won't be the only ones eager to forget the World Series.
The San Francisco Giants sweep of the Tigers in the Fall Classic may have been great news for the City by the Bay but it was bad news for Fox.
According to Nielsen, an average of about 12.7 million viewers watched the 2012 World Series, which makes it the least watched on record. The previous low for a World Series was in 2008, when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays in five games. That series averaged 13.6 million viewers.
Last year, the more exciting series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers averaged 16.6 million viewers. The 2010 series featuring the Giants and Rangers averaged 14.2 million viewers.