Ratings: World Series Game 1 Tops Tuesday, Down Sharply From 2016

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Fox coverage of the World Series Game 1 between the Dodgers and Astros delivered 15 million total viewers, down 23 percent from last year’s opening of the Fall Classic (Cubs/Indians).

The game instead was more on par with 2015’s Game 1 between the Mets and Royals.

With a 3.9 demo rating, the ballgame easily dominated the night in the demo as well.


ABC | Kevin (Probably) Saves the World drew 2.87 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, slipping 13 percent in audience while steady in the demo. Among the network’s two-hour sitcom block, The Middle (5.8 mil/1.3), Fresh Off the Boat (4.2 mil/1.1) , black-ish (4 mil/1.1) and The Mayor (3 mil/0.8) were all steady.


THE CW | The Flash (2.62 mil/1.0) ticked up, while Legends of Tomorrow (1.43 mil/0.5) held steady.

NBC | The Voice (9.7 mil/1.9) slipped three tenths week-to-week, while This Is Us (10.6 mil/2.8) dipped a tenth and Law & Order True Crime Scene: Scene of the Crime (4.8 mil/1.1) ticked up.

CBS | NCIS (13.3 mil/1.4) and Bull (10.7 mil/1.2) each added a handful of eyeballs while steady in the demo. New Orleans (9.5 mil/1.1) matched its week-ago numbers.

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