World Series Ratings

Ratings: Indians/Cubs World Series Opens With a 7-Year High

Fox’s coverage of the World Series opener on Tuesday night drew 19.37 million total viewers and a 5.6 demo rating (per finals), up 30 and 22 percent year-over-year to deliver the best Game 1 numbers since Yankees/Phillies 2009 (19.4 mil/6.3).

Going up against the Fall Classic….

NBC | The Voice (9.4 mil/2.1) slipped 16 percent in the demo week-to-week, This Is Us (8.7 mil/2.4) dipped 8 percent and Chicago Fire (6.9 mil/1.6) held steady.

THE CW | The Flash (2.8 mil/1.0) and No Tomorrow (780K/0.3) were steady.

CBS | NCIS (11.1 mil/1.7) and Bull (11.6 mil/1.5) each dipped a tenth, while New Orleans (9.6 mil/1.3) ticked up.

ABC | The Middle (5.7 mil/1.5) and American Housewife (5.2 mil/1.6) were flat, Fresh Off the Boat (4 mil/1.2) dipped and Real O’Neals (3.2 mil/1.0) and SHIELD (2.3 mil/0.8) ticked up.

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16 Comments
  1. Kevin K says:

    BOOOOOO!! on the Cleveland Indians

  2. Lynn says:

    Agree, go Cubs! The Flash was boring last night. I barely paid attention and switched to the World Series a couple of times. Something hasn’t been quite right with that show since season one ended. I may be ready to stop watching. Getting really sick of all the superhero overload lately. Too many shows and movies. Typical Hollywood, take something successful and run it into the ground.

    • ChicagoDan says:

      ITA on The Flash – they’ve gone doppelganger crazy and the ridiculous timelines – it’s made a fun series into a bit of a convoluted mess. Killing Eddie and the whole Wells thing really did impact the series. What used to be must-see, now is DVR stacking.

  3. Wendy says:

    GO TRIBE!!!

  4. ronlake28 says:

    It’s been a long time for the Indians also and they are riding a high right now; I’d be happy for whichever team wins.

  5. Not a Fan says:

    Baseball……… rah

  6. kkalisrk says:

    Agree, go Cubs! The Flash was boring last night. I barely paid attention and switched to the World Series a couple of times. Something hasn’t been quite right with that show since season one ended. I may be ready to stop . Getting really sick of all the superhero overload lately. Too many shows and movies. Typical Hollywood, take something successful and run it into the ground.

  7. kmw says:

    Given the baseball game those numbers could be worse. Again This is Us built on The Voice even thought it went down a bit. NBC found a winner in that show

  8. bshaid says:

    And I will be sitting right there tonight at 6 cst. GO TRIBE!!!

  9. TANIA says:

    GO CUBBIES. I hope they win game 2 and win the world series

  10. Mandy says:

    That’s an interesting dip for This Is Us, even with the World Series. Felt like a heavily promoted episode with an answer to one of the show’s biggest questions so far. I’ll be curious to see the DVR numbers.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      It really isn’t so interesting. The WS’ 19.4 million had to come from somewhere. They’re not androids.

  11. Sue says:

    Ncis needs to get Tony and Ziva back for the ratings to go back up again.The new crew is not working out.

    • CG says:

      That’s your opinion–I’m enjoying all of the new people, who are working out very well.
      It has given a fresh feel to NCIS. Plus, Bull is doing pretty well and I highly doubt Michael Weatherly wants to leave his starring role–in case you even bothered to ask him–wow, entitled much?

  12. Sad that No Tomorrow’s ratings are so low. It’s such an adorable show!