World Series Continues to Fuel Fox Prime Time

Oct 23, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Fox won prime time again Wednesday night among the broadcast networks, as its coverage of game two of the World Series held steady, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the game, in which the Kansas City Royals evened the series at a game apiece with a 7-2 triumph over the San Francisco Giants, scored a preliminary 2.9 average rating in viewers 18-49, matching the number for Tuesday’s game one. The report notes that the numbers are subject to more than the usual adjustments due to the nature of live sports coverage.

ABC and CBS finished tied for second behind Fox, as their lineups mostly held steady with last week’s results. On CBS, both “Criminal Minds” (2.4 average in 18-49) and “Stalker” (1.7) matched last week’s demo results, while “Survivor” ticked down one-tenth of a point to a 2.2.

ABC’s “The Middle” (2.0 average in 18-49) and “The Goldbergs” (2.2) both matched the ratings for their previous original episodes, while “black-ish” equaled last week’s 2.5 average. “Modern Family” ticked down one-tenth to a 3.3, still finishing as the top show of the night on broadcast prime, and “Nashville” rose one-tenth to a 1.4.

NBC’s drama lineup slipped one-tenth across the board from last week: “The Mysteries of Laura” hit a 1.3, “Law & Order: SVU” dipped to a 1.6 and “Chicago PD” fell to a 1.5.

For prime time overall, Fox led the way in the 18-49 demo with a 2.9 average, followed by ABC and CBS (both with 2.1 averages), NBC (1.5), Univision (1.1) and CW (0.7). Fox also won total viewers with 11.1 million, topping CBS (8.8 million), NBC (7.4 million), ABC (7.2 million), Univision (2.8 million) and CW (2.0 million).

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