Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Note: FOX’s live World Series coverage may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.
The numbers for Tuesday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||World Series Game 6 (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||5.2/19||18.92|
|The Middle (ABC)||1.1/5||5.00|
|The Voice (NBC) – clip show||1.0/4||6.18|
|The Flash (The CW)||0.7/3||1.99|
|8:30 p.m.||Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||0.9/4||3.54|
|9 p.m.||This Is Us (NBC)||2.0/7||8.32|
|Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)||0.4/2||1.43|
|9:30 p.m.||The Mayor (ABC)||0.7/3||2.37|
|10 p.m.||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||0.9/4||8.84|
|Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC)||0.8/3||3.60|
|Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC)||0.6/2||2.68|
Aside from a strong World Series game on FOX, Halloween night’s ratings were pretty frightful. Lower TV usage as people went out trick-or-treating — it was down about 6 percent from 8-10 p.m., including the World Series — meant smaller numbers pretty much across the board on the other networks.
Game 6 of the World Series earned a 15.1 household rating in metered markets, the best of this year’s series and the highest for a Game 6 since 2009 (there have been four since then). Ratings will probably adjust up a bit in the finals since the game ended before midnight ET.
“This Is Us” put up the best adults 18-49 rating after the World Series, but its 2.0 was a series low. “NCIS” (1.2, 11.91 million viewers) had the biggest total audience outside of FOX, but its viewership was down 9 percent from last week’s early ratings.
ABC’s comedies, CBS’ “Bull” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime” and The CW’s “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” were all down as well, with declines between 0.1 and 0.3 in adults 18-49. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” managed to match last week’s 0.6. “The Voice” got a 1.0 from a clip show.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||5.2/19||1.3/5||1.1/4||0.8/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||18.92||6.03||10.12||3.31||1.71|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/3, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.8/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.6/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.3/5
Note: An earlier version of this post transposed two numbers in the viewer totals for “The Mayor.” It had 2.37 million viewers rather than 2.73 million.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.