The lackluster baseball postseason on Fox continued last night with Game 1 of the World Series. Time-adjusted ratings for the game won’t be available until later today, but in the fast nationals the face-off between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals is tracking lower than the comparable numbers for last year’s Game 1 between the Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. Still, Fox is projected to win Wednesday night in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

It was a case of ratings gods giveth and taketh away for ABC’s Happy Endings (3.0/7, 6.9 million) and Revenge (2.5/7, 7.9 million). After posting demo-rating increases of 14% and 8%, respectively, last week, both series gave back most of the gains, down 9% and 7%, respectively, from their fast nationals last Wednesday. (Happy Endings was adjusted down last week.) The rest of the ABC lineup was mostly status quo: The Middle (2.9/9, 9 million) and Suburgatory (3.1/8) were each up a tenth from their fast nationals last week, and Modern Family (5.6/14, 12.9 million) was down a tenth but still ranked as the top program of the night in 18-49.

The ping-pong match for demo bragging rights in the 10 PM hour between Revenge and CBS’ CSI (2.6/7, 10.6 million) continues. After the ABC soap took the 18-49 lead last week, it was CSI‘s turn this time as the veteran crime drama held steady in 18-49 and again topped the time slot in total viewers. Survivor: South Pacific (3.3/9, 11.1 million) was up by a tenth from last week’s fast national, Criminal Minds (3.9/10, 13.1 million) up by two tenths. CBS (3.3/9, 11.6 million) and ABC (3.3/9, 8.9 million) are currently tied for second place in 18-49 behind Fox.

Tyler
3 years
Happy Endings should be earlier in the evening, before Modern Family, and swap with Suburgatory. I love...
bobweaver
3 years
can't wait to tune in to Game 3 and turn the channel/look away every time i see...
tikkanen
3 years
I can't quit watching the hot mess that is An American horror story.

NBC’s Wednesday lineup seems frozen in time, with all of its series logging ratings almost identical to last week’s. Rookie comedy Up All Night (2.1/6) was up a tenth from its fast national last week, flat with the final. Harry’s Law (1.3/2) and Law & Order: SVU matched their performances from last Wednesday.