FOX got a big, big lift from the World Series in the ratings for the week of Oct. 24-30. The five games between Cleveland and the Chicago Cubs (plus a pregame show before Sunday’s Game 5) scored six of the Top 8 slots among adults 18-49 and six of the Top 7 in viewers, carrying the network to big wins in both measures.

How big? Big enough to move FOX from fourth place to second, ahead of CBS and ABC, on the season in adults 18-49 and from fourth to third, again passing ABC, in viewers.

“The Big Bang Theory” (3.4, 14.31 million) was the top non-sports show of the week, tying for ninth in adults 18-49 and ranking eighth in viewers.

Here are the network standings for week 6 and the season to date:

Oct. 24-30 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.2/4 (3t) 1.2/4 (3t) 0.5/2 (7) 4.4/15 (1) 2.0/7 (2) 0.7/2 (5) 0.6/2 (6)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 5.06 (4) 7.64 (2) 1.50 (7) 16.15 (1) 7.48 (3) 1.68 (6) 1.70 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.8/6 (4) 2.2/8 (3) 0.5/2 (7) 2.3/8 (2) 2.5/9 (1) 0.7/2 (5) 0.6/2 (6)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 7.05 (4) 10.71 (1) 1.55 (7) 7.46 (3) 8.98 (2) 1.75 (6) 1.77 (5)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Oct. 24-30, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 WORLD SERIES GM 5 – INDIANS/CUBS FOX Sun. 8:12 PM 6.7 8,635
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – EAGLES/COWBOYS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 6.5 8,339
3 WORLD SERIES GM 1 – CUBS/INDIANS FOX Tues. 8:05 PM 5.6 7,144
4 WORLD SERIES GM 3 – INDIANS/CUBS FOX Fri. 8:04 PM 5.2 6,655
5 WORLD SERIES PREGAME FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 5.0 6,465
6 WORLD SERIES GM 2 – CUBS/INDIANS FOX Weds. 7:04 PM 4.8 6,108
7 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:37 PM 4.5 5,712
8 WORLD SERIES GM 4 – INDIANS/CUBS FOX Sat. 8:03 PM 4.2 5,422
9 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 3.4 4,418
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3.4 4,347
11 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.7 3,515
12 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.4 3,110
13 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 2.3 2,905
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,853
15 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,713
16 THE GREAT INDOORS – P CBS Thurs. 8:30 PM 1.9 2,455
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,381
18 THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,282
19 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,244
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.7 2,222
BLACK-ISH ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.7 2,193
SPEECHLESS ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.7 2,164
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,135
SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – CLEMSON/FLORIDA ST ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 1.7 2,132
25 WORLD SERIES PREGAME FOX Tues. 7:30 PM 1.6 2,111
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,097
MAN WITH A PLAN – P CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 1.6 2,053
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 1.6 2,046
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.6 2,043
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 1.6 2,016

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Oct. 24-30, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 WORLD SERIES GM 5 – INDIANS/CUBS FOX Sun. 8:12 PM 23,638
2 WORLD SERIES GM 3 – INDIANS/CUBS FOX Fri. 8:04 PM 19,384
3 WORLD SERIES GM 1 – CUBS/INDIANS FOX Tues. 8:05 PM 19,370
4 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – EAGLES/COWBOYS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 18,023
5 WORLD SERIES GM 2 – CUBS/INDIANS FOX Weds. 7:04 PM 17,393
6 WORLD SERIES PREGAME FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 17,315
7 WORLD SERIES GM 4 – INDIANS/CUBS FOX Sat. 8:03 PM 16,705
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 14,310
9 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:37 PM 14,084
10 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 14,077
11 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 11,613
12 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 11,173
13 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 11,031
14 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 10,575
15 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 10,076
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 9,735
17 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,617
18 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,408
19 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,878
20 THE GREAT INDOORS – P CBS Thurs. 8:30 PM 8,822
21 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 8,718
22 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 8,497
23 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,297
24 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,167
25 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 7,910

All numbers are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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