The 2015 World Series is looking pretty good for the Kansas City Royals and for Fox. The Midwestern team now leads the series 2-0 after beating the New York Mets 7-1 in Game 2 last night in KC. For Fox, the game hit a 3.6/11 rating among adults 18-49 with 12.52 million total viewers between 8-11 PM. Although drop of 22% n the demo from Game 1, last night’s game is up 24% from the near lows of last year’s Game 2, when the Royals came back from loss in Game 1 to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2.
In metered market results, last night’s Game 2 got a 9.3/15, which is down 11% from the very long and very watched Game 1 on Tuesday but pretty steady with last year’s Game 2 in MM results, with a 6% rise. The World Series did inch ahead of the 8-10:30 PM GOP debate on CNBC on Wednesday, which got a 9.1/14. The fast nationals of Wednesday’s ball game will of course change in later numbers, but as it is, an Empire-less Fox easily won the night in both 18-49s and in total viewers.
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With the exception of the CW, the rest of primetime was fairly steady Wednesday. Arrow (1.0/3) was up 11% from last week, while a format-shifting Supernatural (0.9/3) jumped 50% in the demo from the double-digit falls of its October 21 episode. (And remember, while it wasn’t the World Series, there were playoff baseball on last week with the Mets finishing off a National League Championship Series sweep against the Chicago Cubs). ABC’s The Goldbergs (2.1/7) was the top-rated show of the night, just ahead of CBS’ Survivor (2.0/7), with the former even with last week while the latter dipped 5%. The vet reality show often sees an adjustment in final numbers, so it might end up at No. 1 after all.
The rest of CBS’ night saw Criminal Minds (1.6/5) even with its October 21 airing and newbie Code Black (1.1/3) slipping 8% to hit its lowest result so far in fast nationals.
ABC lacked a new Modern Family last night and had The Middle (1.9/7) and Nashville (1.1/3) flat with last week while black-ish (1.9/5) bopped up 6%. NBC’s Mysteries Of Laura (1.1/3) was also even with its October 16 episode, and a two-hour Chicago P.D. (1.5/4) rose 7%.
The World Series takes a night off tonight ..but worry not sports fans, Thursday Night Football ends its CBS run this season with the New England Patriots vs. the Miami Dolphins.
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