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World Series ratings (relatively) strong, tickets (relatively) cheap

The four remaining cornerstones of the Yankees' four

The four remaining cornerstones of the Yankees' four World Championship teams: Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada. (Credit: Newsday / David L. Pokress)

Two more World Series notes before I leave you for the evening and return to newspaper reporter world:

Game 4 Sunday enjoyed the best ratings of the Series to date, attracting 13.5 percent of homes and 22.8 million viewers, the best such figures since Game 4 of 2004, when the Red Sox won their first title since 1918.

It was the most viewers for a non-decisive Game 4 since the Yankees and Diamondbacks drew 23.7 million in 2001.

Sunday's game drew 42.0 percent of homes in the Philadelphia area and 31.2 percent in New York - better than for any game of the 2003 Series.

The 2009 Series is all but certain to be the highest rated overall since 2004.

Meanwhile, Yankees fans interested in seeing the team possibly clinch the Series tonight might want to check out StubHub, where prices paid have been falling in recent hours, to an average of $444, according to the most recent data.

The top five states by number of tickets purchased: Pennsylvania (29 percent), New Jersey (22), New York (11), Delaware (4) and Virginia (2).

Newsday/David L. Pokress

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