Are you kidding? Philadelphia is a much bigger market than Tampa. Not to mention half the people who live there are in a retirement home and are in bed before all of these games started. Tampa was the main reason the rating were so low. Weather, start time, and crapty announcers also helped play a role. Yes, the ratings would have been much better if the Sox, Yankees, Dodgers or Mutts were in it, but that doesn't make it a better series. Hell, even though it was only 5 games, this series wasn't close to being the worst this decade. The 2004 and 2007 World Series were horrible. At least the games this year were close and included a walk-off. I could care less about ratings, because Fox making money doesn't affect me, but if the MLB wants better ratings, here is what you do. When the series is between two East teams, heck the West Coast and start the games at 7. And not the coverage, the games. This way casual fans can actually stay up to watch the games and you can avoid the kind of disasters like Game 5. People on the West Coast don't even to show up to watch their own teams play when they're at home, so why are we pandering to them when two teams are playing on the East Coast? Also, start the season earlier and schedule some double-headers so that the postseason can start earlier and end before the horrible weather sets in in the North. Rain delays are huge rating killers. The turning point of this series (in terms of viewers) was Game 3. Despite being a great game, it started when the majority of the East coast was in bed.