Even though games 6 and 7 garnered high TV ratings, the NPB isn't taking that as a sign that things are turning for the better (and rightly so).
"As individual games, they are very interesting. But the fundamental problem has not been solved, so we can't afford to be happy with this.", said secretary general of the NPB, Kunio Shimoda.
The problem Shimoda is referring to is broadcasts in general. This year, only 4 of the 7 games were broadcast on free national terrestrial TV. And according to a number of unnamed sources involved in the situation, the NPB will probably pull in about 567M yen, the same amount as last year's Nippon Series that went 6 games.