In the latest TV ratings, Fox’s primetime coverage of the MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game between the Yankees and White Sox averaged 5.9 million total viewers (per Nielsen finals), topping Thursday in that measure (as well as in the demo, with at least a 1.3) and marking the largest audience for a regular-season game on any network since 2005.
Elsewhere, and with all pending adjustment due to NFL preemptions:
CBS | Big Brother (4.6 mil/1.0) and Love Island (2.7 mil/0.6) are both currently up week-to-week.
NBC | Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s final season opener (2.7 mil/0.6, TVLine reader grade “B-“) was right on par with its previous averages (2.1 mil/0.6), while a second episode did 2.3 mil/0.5 (reader grade “B”). Making It (2.1 mil/0.4) ticked up in its later time slot.
THE CW | Walker’s freshman finale (1.2 mil/0.1, TVLine reader grade “A”; read post mortem) and The Outpost (610K/0.1) are both currently up in audience.
ABC | Holey Moley (2.7 mil/0.4), When Nature Calls (1.7 mil/0.3) and Tha Hahssler (1.7 mil/0.3) were all steady.
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!