Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. 2019 World Series: Game 7 (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) – S 5.6/24 21.19
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.2/6 7.76
Survivor (CBS) 1.1/5 6.27
The Goldbergs (ABC) 0.9/5 4.05
Riverdale (The CW) 0.2/1 0.78
8:30 p.m. Schooled (ABC) 0.7/3 3.16
9 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.1/5 7.31
Modern Family (ABC) 1.0/4 3.92
SEAL Team (CBS) 0.7/3 4.42
Nancy Drew (The CW) 0.1/1 0.69
9:30 p.m. Single Parents (ABC) 0.7/3 2.71
10 p.m. Chicago P.D. (NBC) 1.1/5 6.33
S.W.A.T. (CBS) 0.5/2 3.39
Stumptown (ABC) 0.5/3 2.67


The deciding game of this year’s World Series predictably pulled in big numbers for FOX in the Wednesday primetime ratings.

The network’s Game 7 broadcast won the night with a 5.6 average rating in adults 18-49 and 21.19 million viewers. That makes it, easily, the highest-rated and most-watched game of the 2019 series, and also puts it well ahead of the 4.6 rating and 17.63 million viewer audience that last year’s World Series closer scored. The game is likely to adjust up a bit in the finals later today as well.

Elsewhere, ABC’s primetime lineup held up relatively well against the big MLB game. “The Goldbergs” (0.9), “Schooled” (0.7), and “Modern Family” (1.0) all stayed even with their last episodes, while “Single Parents” (0.7) actually ticked up a tenth week-to-week. “Stumptown” experienced the network’s only downtick of the night, slipping from its previous 0.6 to a 0.5.

It was a mostly steady night for NBC as well, as both “Chicago Med” (1.2) and “Chicago P.D.” (1.1) matched their ratings from a week ago. The same could not be said for “Chicago Fire” (1.1), however, which ticked down a tenth from its last episode.

On CBS, “Survivor” fell from a 1.3 to a 1.1 this week. “SEAL Team” went the other way, ticking up from a 0.6 to a 0.7, while “S.W.A.T.” slipped from a 0.6 to a 0.5. The CW’s “Riverdale” (0.2) and “Nancy Drew” (0.1) were also down one-tenth from their ratings last week, with the latter hitting its first 0.1.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.6/24 1.1/5 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 21.19 7.14 4.69 3.20 0.74



Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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