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, 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.