Ratings: CBS Lineup Hits Lows Up Against Fox’s World Series Game 2

NBC’s “Chicago PD” reaches its top demo number since season premiere

Last Updated: October 30, 2015 @ 8:58 AM

No “Empire”? No problem. Fox walked away with another Wednesday win thanks to Game 2 of its World Series.

Up against the stiff Fall Classic competition, CBS’ lineup hit lows. CW, however, will sign up for “Empire”-less Wednesdays every week — the young-skewing network’s shows rose double-digits, despite matching up against baseball.

For NBC, “Chicago PD” managed to reach its top rating in the key 18-49 demographic since last month’s season premiere.

According to Fox Sports, Game 2 was up 6 percent from 2014’s comparable contest in the earlier-released metered market ratings. Those these are not final numbers and are subject to change due to the nature of live sports, Fox’s preliminary fast nationals suggest the network scored a 3.6 rating/11 share in the demo and 12.5 million total viewers.

Behind Fox, ABC was second in ratings with a 1.7 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but fourth in total viewers with an average of 5.8 million. “The Middle” at 8 p.m. ET had a 1.9/7 and 7.3 million viewers. “The Goldbergs” at 8:30 got a 2.1/7 and 6.9 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Black-ish” at 9:30 received a 1.9/5 and 6.1 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 posted a 1.1/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.6/5 and second in viewers with 7.4 million. “Survivor” at 8 had a 2.0/7 and 8.4 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 9 got a 1.6/5 and 7.7 million viewers. “Code Black” at 10 received a 1.1/3 and 6.1 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and third in viewers with 6.2 million. “The Mysteries of Laura” at 8 had a 1.1/3 and 6.4 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 9 got a 1.5/4 and 6.2 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 2.6 million. “Arrow” at 8 rose 11 percent from last week to a 1.0/3 and 2.8 million viewers. “Supernatural” at 9 — which is when “Empire” usually begins — soared 50 percent to a 0.9/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.3 million.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.


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