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Cubs Win & World Series Ratings Surge To Best Game 2 Result Since 2009

MLB: OCT 26 World Series - Game 2 - Cubs at Indians

It may not be the World Series that Los Angeles Dodgers fans dreamed of, but Fox and Major League Baseball must be very pleased with how the battle between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians is going. With the Cubs winning their first Fall Classic game since 1945 with a 5-1 win last night in Cleveland, Wednesday's Game 2 ratings hit a seven-year high. The primetime matchup scored an 11.3/19 in metered market results, which is the best any World Series Game 2 has… Read


Most Watched World Series Game 1 In 7 Years; Most Shows Held Up Well Against It

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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis celebrate after Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago Cubs, in Cleveland. The Indians won 6-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the series
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 UPDATE 1:50 PM: Game 1 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians drew 19.4 million viewers in the Live+same day nationals. This was the largest audience for a Game 1 in seven years, since the opening game of the 2009 World series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies, whose viewership also was rounded up to 19.4 million. In adults 18-49, last night’s game delivered a 5.6 rating to dominate the night for Fox. In other updates… Read


‘Man With A Plan’ Off To OK Ratings Start

MAN WITH A PLAN stars Matt LeBlanc (pictured) in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work, and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs. Photo: Darren Michaels/CBS
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UPDATE 1:45 PM: As expected, the CW ratings were adjusted down in the finals after an NFL preemption had inflated the fast nationals. Supergirl (0.8 in Live+Same Day) slipped a tenth week to week, while Jane the Virgin (0.4) was even with its season premiere last week. Also adjusted down was NBC’s freshman drama Timeless (1.3), down -0.2 from last week to a new Live+same day low. CBS’ Kevin Can Wait (1.7) ticked up a tenth, so it’s now down -19% from last week’s telecast… Read


CNN Logs Fourth Demo Win For 15-Year Best; FNC Tops Cable In Total Viewers For 10th Week

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CNN won the week of Debate 3, October 17-23, in the adults 25-54 news demo for a fourth consecutive week. The cable news network now has topped Fox News Channel and MSNBC in the key ad-sales age bracket in total day, and primetime. In total day, CNN nabbed 360K news-demo viewers, to Fox News’ 345K and MSNBC's 243K. For the full week in primetime, CNN logged 813K news demo viewers, edging out FNC's 755K and MSNBC's 484K. In Monday-Friday primetime, CNN clocked 1.023M… Read


Obama Wins Late-Night As ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Tops Preliminary Ratings

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guest for Monday, October 24 included President Barack Obama. (ABC/Randy Holmes)

President Obama-boosted Jimmy Kimmel Live ranked as the No. 1 late-night show in households in the 56 metered markets (2.7/7) last night. The ABC show bested NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2.1/6) and CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2.1/6). In the demo, Kimmel (0.7/4) also finished first in the 25 Local People Meter markets, besting Tonight (0.6/3) and Late Show (0.4/2). Monday's JKL tied its best late-night household performance for an original on… Read


‘Walking Dead’ Ratings Near All-Time High With Season 7 Debut & Thrashes NFL


Even after one of the bloodiest and darkest episodes in the AMC series’ history, The Walking Dead really does have something to celebrate about its Season 7 debut – and we're not talking a fantasy sequence. With 17 million watching the October 23 premiere to discover who Negan would kill and 10.7 million among adults 18-49 for an 8.4 rating, the zombie apocalypse blockbuster had a very good night as the No. 1 show on broadcast and cable. How good? Well, TWD knocked the… Read


Nielsen Set To Measure Out-Of-Home TV Viewing For First Time

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Nielsen said today that that it will measure out-of-home viewing for the first time. Subscribers to the service will receive audience estimates that combine in-home TV viewing, based on Nielsen's National TV ratings panel, with out-of-home viewing based on use of its Portable People Meter technology and panelists. The company expects to launch the National TV Out-of-Home Measurement Service in April, with data effective in January. Data back to September 2016 will be… Read


‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise As Seahawks & Cardinals Game Ends In Tie

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It was clear pretty early on that last night's Sunday Night Football was going to be a problematic — and not because The Walking Dead was back with its seventh season. Then again, to some, it seemed like it was a zombie apocalypse on the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium when the first half of the Arizona Cardinals-Seattle Seahawks game ended with a 3-0 score for the home team. The long NFL matchup of sorts finally came to an end with a 6-6 tie after overtime on N… Read


Cubs’ Game 6 NLCS Win Over Dodgers A Home Run For Fox Sports

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs advanced to the World Series. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

More than 12 million viewers tuned in Saturday to watch the Chicago Cubs advance to their first World Series in 71 years. The Cubs’ 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field delivered an average audience of 9,706,000 viewers and a 6.3 overnight rating, making it the most-watched and highest-rated telecast in FS1 history, according to fast national figures released by Nielsen. The LCS telecast was the most watched of any network since 2010 (San Francisco… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Hits Season High Ratings With Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga & More Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton


With the November elections near and with popular host Tom Hanks and musical guest Lady Gaga, Saturday Night Live had its best ratings delivery this season. Last night’s show, which kicked off with a parody of the third and final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, drew a 6.1 Live+same day rating in the metered market households and a 3.0 in adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters. The numbers eclipsed the previous season high marks logged by the… Read


‘Vampire Diaries’ Ratings Down In Final Premiere, ‘Exorcist’ Up, ‘MacGyver’ Even

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On a relatively steady Big 4 Friday that saw no Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs game on cable but a backstage Hamilton's America documentary attracting a lot of heat on PBS, it was the CW in the spotlight last night. Both The Vampire Diaries (0.4/2) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.2/1) had new seasons debuts on the network on a new night – and the results for the former left blood on the floor. For the eighth and final season of the Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec… Read


Donald Trump’s Comedy Crater Caught By 10.3M Viewers On Cable News Networks


An average of about 10.3 million viewers watched just the cable news networks to see two presidential candidates known for their utter lack of comedy chops perform lighthearted roasts of each other at a Catholic charity fundraiser. The ensuing train wreck at the annual Al Smith dinner brought nearly 4M viewers to CNN, 3.6M to Fox News Channel and another 2.9M to MSNBC. CNN also towered in the news demo with 1.337M viewers aged 25-54, to FNC’s 781K and MSNBC’s 652K. Trump… Read