Primetime Ratings: Fox's World Series Ratings Thrive

Fox’s World Series telecast scored a 6.2 rating in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, with a 20 share. That easily won the night for Fox. NBC was next up at 1.7/6, then ABC at 1.1/3, CBS at 1.0/3 and The CW at 0.6/2.

Game six did the same rating as game five, on Oct. 30. Nielsen estimates that 21.8 million watched the game Tuesday night. The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians face off for the deciding game Wednesday.

NBC had a recap of The Voice at 1.4, then This Is Us, featuring Sterling K. Brown’s Randall tickling the ivories, down 4% at 2.3. Chicago Fire slid 13% to 1.4. [Update: Chicago Fire finished at 1.5, down a tenth of a point from last week.]

ABC’s The Middle was down 7% at 1.4 and American Housewife a flat 1.5. Fresh Off the Boat dropped 17% to 1.0 and The Real O’Neals was down 20% to 0.8, before Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did a flat 0.8.

CBS put up repeats against the World Series.

The CW’s The Flash drew a 0.9, down a tenth of a point, and No Tomorrow a flat 0.3.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.