Primetime Ratings: World Series Grows From Opener as Fox Wins

Game two of the World Series, a thriller that went into extra innings before the Astros topped the Dodgers, led Fox to a decisive win in Wednesday ratings. Fox had a 3.9 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 15 share. That easily topped CBS’ 1.2/5.

Game one did a 2.9 on Fox. Last year’s Game two, with the Cubs against the Indians, did a 4.9.

On CBS, Survivor did a 1.7 and SEAL Team a 1.0, before Criminal Minds posted a 1.0. All three were flat with last week.  

ABC rated a 1.1/4. The Goldbergs scored a 1.4 and Speechless a 1.1, then Modern Family a 1.7, with all three flat. American Housewife was off 7% to 1.3 while Designated Survivor rated a flat 0.8.

NBC was at 1.0/4, with The Blacklist at 0.9, Law & Order: SVU at 1.2, and Chicago P.D. at 1.1. All three were flat.  

Telemundo rated a 0.7/3 and Univision a 0.5/2.

The CW scored a 0.4/1, as Riverdale rated a level 0.6 and Dynasty dropped 33% to 0.2.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.