The World Series carried FOX to a big ratings win in the week of Oct. 23.

The first five games of the series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers were the five most-watched primetime shows of the week and delivered five of the top 7 adults 18-49 ratings. FOX’s weekly average in the 18-49 demographic (3.4) doubled the 1.7 for second-place NBC.

The big week also pushed FOX into second place for the season to date among adults 18-49, bumping the average up by six tenths of a point, from 1.3 to 1.9.

“The Big Bang Theory” and “This Is Us” (2.8 each) were the top-rated non-sports shows in adults 18-49, and “NCIS” had the most viewers among entertainment shows with 13.3 million.

Here are the network standings for the week of Oct. 23-29.

Oct. 23-29 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.0/4 (4) 1.3/5 (3) 0.5/2 (6t) 3.4/13 (1) 1.7/6 (2) 0.6/2 (5) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.54 (4) 7.78 (2) 1.35 (7) 13.17 (1) 6.93 (3) 1.48 (5) 1.47 (6)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.5/6 (4) 1.9/7 (2t) 0.5/2 (6t) 1.9/7 (2t) 2.3/9 (1) 0.6/2 (5) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.30 (4) 10.04 (2) 1.43 (7) 6.44 (3) 8.52 (2) 1.53 (5) 1.47 (6)

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. 23-29, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 WORLD SERIES GM 5 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX Sun. 8:14 PM 5.3 6,838
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – STEELERS/LIONS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 4.8 6,160
3 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:41 PM 4.3 5,568
4 WORLD SERIES GM 2 – ASTROS/DODGERS FOX Weds. 8:13 PM 4.2 5,385
5 WORLD SERIES GM 1 – ASTROS/DODGERS FOX Tues. 8:06 PM 3.9 5,047
WORLD SERIES GM 3 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX Fri. 8:14 PM 3.9 4,997
7 WORLD SERIES GM 4 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX Sat. 8:14 PM 3.7 4,708
8 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – DOLPHINS/RAVENS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 3.4 4,424
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 2.8 3,629
THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.8 3,577
11 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 2.7 3,424
12 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,806
13 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,509
14 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 1.8 2,375
WILL & GRACE NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.8 2,350
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,343
17 WORLD SERIES PREGAME FOX Sat. 7:30 PM 1.7 2,228
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,179
MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,174
20 TNF KICKOFF CBS Thurs. 7:58 PM 1.4 1,840
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,837
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,810
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.4 1,772
9JKL CBS Mon. 8:31 PM 1.4 1,746
25 THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,717
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.3 1,691
WORLD SERIES PREGAME FOX Weds. 7:30 PM 1.3 1,679
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1637

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Oct. 23-29, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 WORLD SERIES GM 5 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX Sun. 8:14 PM 18,940
2 WORLD SERIES GM 3 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX Fri. 8:14 PM 15,675
3 WORLD SERIES GM 2 – ASTROS/DODGERS FOX Weds. 8:13 PM 15,496
4 WORLD SERIES GM 4 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX Sat. 8:14 PM 15,400
5 WORLD SERIES GM 1 – ASTROS/DODGERS FOX Tues. 8:06 PM 14,980
6 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – STEELERS/LIONS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 13,862
7 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:41 PM 13,595
8 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 13,303
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 13,205
10 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – DOLPHINS/RAVENS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 11,371
11 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 11,270
12 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 10,701
13 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 10,601
14 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 10,393
15 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,096
16 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,662
17 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,522
18 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,153
19 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,286
20 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,226
21 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 7,958
22 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,673
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,500
24 9JKL CBS Mon. 8:31 PM 7,175
25 WORLD SERIES PREGAME FOX Sat. 7:30 PM 6,965

All program ratings 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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