World Series Drives Fox, But CBS Still Wins Viewers and Adults Demo

Nov 2, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Even with high viewer interest in the final two games of the historic Boston Red Sox-St. Louis Cardinals World Series, Fox wasn’t able to take the week of Oct. 25-31 in viewers or the adults 18 to 49 demographic from CBS.

CBS’s “CSI” was the top-rated show for the week in total viewers with 29.6 million and No. 1 among adults 18 to 49 with a 10.4 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Wednesday’s fourth game of the World Series on Fox came in second in the demo with a 10.0, followed by ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” (9.8) and the third World Series game and CBS’s “CSI: Miami” (both 8.2).

In total viewers, the fourth World Series game was second in total viewers, bringing in 28.84 million, followed by Game 3 of the World Series (24.42 million), “Desperate Housewives” (22.14 million) and CBS’s “Without a Trace” (22.06 million).

NBC had no-shows in the top 10 among total viewers and only one top 10 show in adults 18 to 49, the Thursday reality series “The Apprentice,” which was in sixth place with a 7.7 rating.

CBS won the week in viewers with 13.84 million, followed by Fox (11.28 million), ABC (10.14 million), NBC (9.31 million), The WB (3.92 million) and UPN (3.75 million).

CBS also won in adults 18 to 49 with a 4.2/11, followed by Fox (4.0/11), ABC (3.9/11), NBC (3.5/9) and The WB and UPN, which were tied with a 1.6/4.