NBC, CBS and ABC faced some stiff competition from Fox last night, when the home to usual Tuesday shows “The Resident” and “Empire” was happy to have Game 1 of the 2019 World Series instead.
Fox comfortably won in primetime, but a few shows actually grew their ratings from last week.
One of those was NBC’s “This Is Us,” which aired an episode directed by star Milo Ventimiglia. Another was the drama that immediately followed it, “New Amsterdam.”
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Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national numbers for Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment.
In comparable numbers, the Fall Classic is currently down year to year. Game 1 of the Los Angeles Dodgers-Boston Red Sox World Series — also on a Tuesday — got a 3.4 rating and 12.6 million total viewers in these fast-affiliate ratings. Those Nielsen stats grew to a 3.7 rating and 13.8 million viewers in what the ratings currency company calls its “official nationals.” Those factor in time zones.
Fox was first in ratings with a 2.9 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those are the current Game 1 fast-affiliate numbers.
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NBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/6 and third in viewers with 6.7 million. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.3/6 and 8 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 landed a 1.6/7 and 7 million viewers. At 10, “New Amsterdam” rode that lead-in to a 0.9/4 and 5.2 million viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and second in viewers with 8.9 million. “NCIS” at 8 put up a 1.1/5 and 11 million viewers. At 9, “FBI” had a 0.8/4 and 8.8 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 6.7 million viewers.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 8 had a 1.2/6 and 5 million viewers. At 8:30, fellow special “Toy Story of Terror” got a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. “Mixed-ish” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “Black-ish” had a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million total viewers. An hourlong special about Hollywood’s Douglas Family — yes, Kirk, Michael, etc. — at 10 closed out primetime with a 0.5/2 and 3 million viewers.
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Telemindo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.
Univision and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 04/2. Univision was sixth in total viewers with 1.2 millon, The CW was seventh with 1.1 million.
For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.3/1 and 776,000 viewers.