Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for NBC Fox ( World Series) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.
Update: Time zone adjusted numbers for the World Series are in and will place Fox on top with adults 18-49 for the night:
Monday’s MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 5 (SF GIANTS at TEXAS RANGERS) aired from 7:53p-10:41p and drew a 4.2 among Adults 18-49 and 14.9 Total Viewers. Last night’s game was up +5% in the demo and up +13% in Total Viewers from the non-Yankees World Series Game 5 two years ago (4.0 with 13.2 million total viewers on 10/27/08.
Because the game did not air exclusively in prime time (started 7 minutes early and ended 19 minutes before 11pm), it will be a bit lower than a 4.2, but probably at least a 3.9 for the night with adults 18-49. The last “Non Yankees” World Series game was 2008, and that series was the lowest-rated ever.
Chuck was up 0.1 with adults 18-49 last night to a 2.0 rating. The Women of SNL special was on par with last week’s ratings for The Event at 9pm and well above Chase’s ratings at 10pm (2.1 adults 18-49 rating vs. a 1.3).
Hawaii Five-0 was up 0.2 with adults 18-49 from last week to a 3.0 rating, bettering Castle’s 2.8 rating with adults 18-49, though Castle was ahead in total viewers. Dancing With the Stars dropped 0.3 from last week with adults 18-49 to a 4.0 rating between 8p-10p.
Other than Mike & Molly which was down 0.1 from last week, CBS’s entire lineup saw week to week gains with How I Met Your Mother up 0.5 to a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating, Rules of Engagement up 0.4 to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating and Two and a Half Men up 0.3 to a 4.7 rating with adults 18-49.
The CW had its most watched Monday night of the season averaging 2.02 million viewers from 8-10 pm, with season highs in viewers for 90210 of the season (2.05 million) and the second most watched Gossip Girl (1.98 million). Gossip Girl was steady week to week with women 18-34 (2.2 rating) and 90210 scored a 1.8 rating in that demographic.
I’ve heard from a few people about local preemptions due to local election coverage, not sure how much, if any, impact that will have on the final numbers.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, November 1, 2010:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||ABC||Dancing With the Stars||3.8/10||18.90|
|CBS||How I Met Your Mother||3.7/10||9.00|
|FOX||World Series Game 5: Giants at Rangers||3.1/8||11.31|
|8:30||CBS||Rules of Engagement||3.4/9||8.84|
|9:00||CBS||Two and a Half Men||4.7/11||13.62|
|ABC||Dancing With the Stars||4.1/10||20.37|
|FOX||World Series Game 5: Giants at Rangers||3.4/8||11.90|
|NBC||The Women of SNL||2.0/5||5.19|
|9:30||CBS||Mike & Molly||3.6/9||10.89|
|NBC||The Women of SNL||2.1/5||5.56|
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
• In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.9/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.5/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/5.
• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/4; “Late Show,” 0.9/4; “Nightline,” 1.1/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3.
• At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).
• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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