Elsewhere, Japan's 16-4 victory over the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Sunday registered a 22.1 rating and a 43 share in Japan, making it the most-viewed sporting event in the country in the last year. More people in Japan watched that Classic contest than the 2012 Olympics coverage and World Cup qualifying matches.
The ratings reflect the percentage of viewers aged 4 or older out of the total TV viewing population. The share represents the percentage of viewers in that age range out of all people who were watching TV.
Zack Meisel is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @zackmeisel. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.