Record social media buzz for champion Giants
World Series-clinching Game 4 garners astounding 1,202,706 comments
The Giants have dominated on baseball's biggest stage two of the last three years, and their 4-3, World Series-clinching victory over the Tigers on Sunday night had everyone online discussing their latest October triumph.
San Francisco's Game 4 win was the most talked-about show on television Sunday and the most talked-about Major League Baseball game in history, even more so than the Cardinals' thrilling Game 6 win in the 2011 World Series, based on social media data from Bluefin Labs.
There were 1,202,706 social media comments on the game, including 171,024 within five minutes of Sergio Romo's game-ending strikeout of Miguel Cabrera, which became the most talked-about moment in baseball since social media records have been recorded. In all, there were 10,671,781 social media comments during the 2012 postseason, more than double the total from last year's playoffs.
The game also drew impressive numbers on TV, as 15.5 million people watched Game 4 on FOX. The game drew a 38.7 local rating, the highest in the San Francisco market since Game 7 of the 2002 World Series, with 64 percent of all TVs in the city tuned into the Giants' victory. Detroit's local rating of 37.9 also set records, as it was the best in the market since Game 2 of the 2006 Fall Classic.