TV Ratings Saturday: Baseball Beats NASCAR + '48 Hours' Dips

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October 13th, 2013

ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game One

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 6.36 5.19 4.11 2.64

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for  ABC and FOX (NASCAR/Baseball) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.

FOX was  number 1 among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On FOX, MLB Baseball (ALCS Game 1- Detroit at Boston) garnered a preliminary 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, NASCAR coverage scored a preliminary 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS,  48 Hours earned a 0.8, down a tenth from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for October 12, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX MLB Baseball 1.7 6 6.36
ABC NASCAR Racing 1.2 4 5.19
CBS Two and a Half Men -R 0.8 3 3.48
NBC Law And Order: SVU -R 0.5 2 2.61
8:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 0.7 3 3.13
9:00PM CBS NCIS: LA -R 0.7 2 3.88
NBC The Blacklist -R 0.5 2 2.73
10:00PM CBS 48 Hours 0.8 3 5.16
NBC Saturday Night Live -R 0.8 2 2.73

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  • Joseph


    I didn’t think ESPN would carry postseason games next year, but I thought Fox would carry only the World Series, with Fox Sports 1 getting one League Championship Series and TBS getting the other.

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