Ratings: Fox Happily Trades ‘Empire’ for World Series Game 2

CBS finishes a distant second on baseball-dominated Wednesday

No “Empire”? No problem — like, at all. Fox dominated Wednesday night with Game 2 of the 2017 World Series, which was an extra-innings contest for the ages — especially for Houston Astros fans.

CBS finished a distant second place in broadcast’s primetime rankings.

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Fox was first in ratings with a 3.9 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Due to the nature of live sports, those numbers from the game’s 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. reign are subject to significant adjustment.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 7 million. “Survivor” at 8 put up a 1.7/7 and 8.1 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 1.0/4 and 6.9 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and fourth in viewers with 4.7 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 received a 1.4/6 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” landed a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 posted a 1.7/6 and 5.9 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” had a 1.3/5 and 4.7 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 got a 0.8/3 and 4 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and third in viewers with 5.7 million. “The Blacklist” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 5.3 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” got a 1.2/4 and 5.7 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.1/4 and 6.2 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Dynasty” settled for a 0.2/1 and 726,000 viewers.