Fox’s coverage of the Houston Astros’ first-ever World Series championship win — a 5-1 Game 7 victory against the Dodgers of Los Angeles — delivered 28.2 million total viewers on Wednesday night (per finals), marking the second most-watched Fall Classic finale since 2004 (trailing only 2016’s Cubs/Indians thriller, which drew 40 million).
To go with that preliminary audience number, the final game scored an 8.2 demo rating in fast nationals.
TVLine readers gave the World Series an average grade of… J/K, we didn’t run a poll.
Opposite the World Series….
ABC | Modern Family (5.5 mil/1.5) slipped to all-time audience and demo lows. The Goldbergs (5 mil/1.3), Speechless (3.9 mil/1.0) and American Housewife (4.5 mil/1.2) each dipped a tenth while Designated Survivor (3.9 mil/0.7) held steady.
THE CW | Riverdale (1.51)/0.6) and Dynasty (740K/0.2) were steady in the demo.
CBS | Survivor (7.7 mil/1.6) dipped a tenth.
NBC | The Blacklist (5.3 mil/0.9) rose a tenth.