(Updated Thursday, November 2 at 4:29 p.m. ET: Final numbers for the World Series Game 7 are in, and the Fox broadcast averaged 28.2 million total viewers, down 29.5 percent from 2016’s comparable contest.)
Good call switching to mostly reruns last night, NBC. Every original Big 4 entertainment series — “Survivor,” “The Blacklist” and all five ABC shows — slipped from last week in Wednesday’s TV ratings, as the other broadcast networks had to contend with Fox’s World Series Game 7.
To be fair, the declines were not unexpected — nor are they shame-worthy.
The landmark Houston Astros championship win handed Fox 24.7 million total viewers, per Nielsen’s fast-national numbers. That sum is subject to adjustment, however, due to how different timezones impact the hour-by-hour reporting of live programming averages.
For now, check out the ratings currency company’s overnight numbers for a pretty good understanding of how the deciding Fall Classic contest in Los Angeles fared.
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Fox was first in ratings with a 7.0 rating/24 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 24.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. Game 7 ran until about midnight on the east coast.
ABC was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and third in viewers with 4.5 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 p.m. had a 1.2/5 and 4.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” got a 0.9/3 and 3.9 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 received a 1.5/5 and 5.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” closed out the comedy block to a 1.2/4 and 4.5 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 finished primetime with a 0.7/3 and 3.9 million viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and second in viewers with 5.2 million. “Survivor” at 8 had a 1.5/5 and 7.5 million viewers. Reruns followed.
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NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4.4 million. “The Blacklist” (pictured above) at 8 got a 0.8/3 and 5.1 million viewers. Repeats followed.
Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.
Univision and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4. Univision had a 2 share, The CW got a 1. Univision was sixth in total viewers with 1.3 million, The CW was seventh with 1.2 million.
For The CW, “Riverdale” at 8 received a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Dynasty” settled for a 0.2/1 and 764,000 viewers.