Fox Cleans Up in Ratings With World Series Game 6

Nov 5, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s coverage of World Series Game 6 between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies was a home run in the ratings, raking in 22 million total viewers and a 7.0/18 Nielsen rating, reports B&C.

For the rest of the networks, tvbythenumbers.com reports that CBS’ 8-9 p.m. sitcoms, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Gary Unmarried," were solidly in second place with 2.1/6 and almost 7 million viewers and 2.05/5 and 6.67 million, respectively.

ABC’s "Hank" mustered only a 1.4.4 (5.33 million viewers), but "The Middle" earned a 2.0/5 and 6.14 million watchers. NBC’s "Mercy" rated a 1.7/5 and 6.6 million viewers, comparable with CW’s "America’s Next Top Model" (1.7/5, 3.96 million).

From 9-10, "Criminal Minds" had the most viewers, 11.98 million, but only a 3.2/8 rating. ABC’s "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" were next, with a 3.4/9 (8.59 million) and 2.7/7 (6.78 million), respectively. NBC’s "Law & Order: SVU" was competitive with a 2.5/6 and 7.99 million viewers.

In the 10 o’clock hour, baseball continued to rule, but CBS’s "CSI: NY" had 11.64 viewers and a 2.7/7, while ABC’s "Eastwick" struggled to reach 4.6 million (1.6/4) on par with NBC’s "The Jay Leno Show" which reached 4.73 million with a 1.3/4.

— Allison J. Waldman

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