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World Series ratings for Game 3 up 21 percent from last year's record low

  • St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate with Allen Craig, on ground, after Craig scored the game-winning run on an obstruction play in ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox  Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 5-4 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate with Allen Craig, on ground, after Craig scored the game-winning run on an obstruction play in ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 5-4 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Teammates mob St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig at home after Craig scored the game-winning run on an obstruction call during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Teammates mob St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig at home after Craig scored the game-winning run on an obstruction call during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia argues an obstruction call made by home plate umpire Dana DeMuthm, right, against Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks allowing St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, on ground, to score the game-winning run in the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 5-4 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia argues an obstruction call made by home plate umpire Dana DeMuthm, right, against Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks allowing St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig, on ground, to score the game-winning run in the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 5-4 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

The Cardinals' wild 5-4 win in Game 3 of the World Series received a 7.4 rating on Fox, up 21 percent from the record low set last year for San Francisco's 2-0 victory over Detroit.

Saturday night's game ended on an obstruction call against Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks.

Nielsen Media Research said Sunday the game received a 14 share and was watched by 12.5 million viewers. Game 3 last year received a 6.1/11, matching the record low for any Series game — Philadelphia's rain-delayed 5-4 win over Tampa Bay in the third game in 2008.

The three-game average of 8.1/14 is up 13 percent over the first three games last year.

The rating is the percentage of U.S. television households tuned to a program. The share is the percentage watching a broadcast among those homes with TVs on at the time.