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Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins With World Series

Fox won Thursday (3.4 rating/10 share) thanks to its coverage of Game 2 of the World Series, which drew a 3.5 rating with adults 18-49 from 8-11:18 p.m. ET, down 8% against Game 1, according to Nielsen. The matchup also drew 12.3 million viewers, on par with Wednesday (12.2 million).

CBS took second with an overall
3.1/9 with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The
Big Bang Theory
was even with last week's 4.8 rating, while Two and a
Half Men
dropped 8% to a 3.7. Person of Interest was up two tenths
to a 3.0 and Elementary, which like Vegas was picked up for a
full season, was down a tenth to a 2.2.

ABC's Last Resort sunk to its lowest rating so far
with a 1.3, down 24% from last week. Grey's Anatomy was also down 15% to
a 2.9 while Scandal was up a tenth to a 2.0. ABC finished in third with
an overall 2.1/6.

NBC finished in fourth with a 1.6/4. 30 Rock was up a
tenth to a 1.3 and Up All Night rose 23% to a 1.6. The Office
remained even at 2.1 and Parks & Recreation was up 19% to a 1.9. Rock
was up 44% to a 1.3 rating at 10 p.m. (It should be noted that the
NBC affiliate in Minneapolis aired NFL football, so there may be
higher-than-normal adjustments.)

The CW rounded out the night with a 0.9/3. Beauty and the
drew 0.7 rating with both 18-49s (flat) and 18-34s (down a tenth). Vampire
was down a tenth in 18-49s to a 1.2 and even in 18-34s with a 1.3.