TV Ratings: DWTS and Big Brother Top Baseball's NLCS Opener

Ratings DWTS 80s Night

In the latest TV ratings, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars celebrated ’80s Night with 6.1 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating, ticking up in viewers and steady in the demo(pending possible adjustment due to NFL preemptions); read recap. Leading out of that, Emergency Call (3 mil/0.4) was down a tenth.


CBS | Big Brother (3.9 mil/0.9) was steady week-to-week, tying DWTS for the nightly demo win. One Day at a Time‘s broadcast debut did 1.6 mil and a 0.3, followed by the second episode’s 1.4 mil/0.3. Manhunt: Deadly Games (1.4 mil/0.2) was steady.

FOX | Coverage of the MLB NLCS opener averaged 3.2 mil and a 0.8.

NBC | American Ninja Warrior (3.1 mil/0.6) rebounded sharply from last week’s face-off against the NFL on CBS, tying its season high in the demo.

THE CW | Whose Line (969K/0.2) was steady, Penn & Teller (870K/0.2) ticked up.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!

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