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Baseball-Ignited Fox Dominates Tuesday

Newbie 'This Is Us' Remains a Standout on NBC

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 14.7/23, CBS: 5.5/ 9, NBC: 4.9/ 8, ABC: 2.5/ 4, CW: 1.4/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:

Fox: +600, ABC and NBC: no change, CW: -22, CBS: -32

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-Winners:
“The World Series,” Game 6 (Fox), “This Is Us” (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
“NCIS” R (CBS), “Bull” R (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):

“Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC), “The Real O’Neals” (ABC), “No Tomorrow” (CW), “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (ABC)

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Ratings Breakdown:
“The World Series,” which could have been five games to Fox’s dismay is now a seven game match-up, with the final game airing this evening. The 9-3 victory for the Cubs over the Indians in Game 6 last night resulted in an estimated 14.8 rating/24 share in the household overnights from 8-11:45 p.m. ET.

Despite ducking the increased competition with all repeats, CBS still managed to finish second overall with its older-skewing encore combination of “NCIS” (#2: 6.8/11), “Bull” (#3: 5.2/ 8) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#2: 4.6/ 8).

NBC opened with a clips edition of “The Voice” at a respectable 4.5/ 7 (#3) at 8 p.m. But what was particularly impressive was recent entry “This Is Us” at a 5.9/ 9 (#2) at 9 p.m., which built from the 8:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (4.3/ 6) by 37 percent and was right on par with last week despite facing “The World Series.”

Next on the Peacock net was “Chicago Fire” at a third-place 4.4/ 7 in the 10 p.m. hour, which was also consistent despite the added competition.

Elsewhere, ABC remains acceptable for now in the Tuesday 8 p.m. hour care of sitcoms “The Middle” (#3: 3.8/ 6) and newbie “American Housewife” (#3: 3.5/ 5). But the 9-11 p.m. combination of “Fresh Off the Boat” (#4: 2.4/ 4), “The Real O’Neals” (#4: 1.8/ 3) and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (#4: 1.8/ 3) is just not working.

On The CW, “The Flash” remains the net’s top-rated show at a 2.2/ 3 in the household overnights at 8 p.m., but overnight slippage of 73 percent for recent entry “No Tomorrow” at 9 p.m. (#5: 0.6/ 1) is way too severe.

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday. Oct. 25 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle: 3.8/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 6.9/11 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (clips show): 4.7/ 7 (#3)
Fox – MLB World Series, Game 6 (Chicago at Cleveland): 11.4/19 (#1)
CW – “The Flash”: 2.3/ 4 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife: 3.5/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 6.6/10 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (clips show): 4.3/ 6 (#3)
Fox – MLB World Series, Game 6 (Chicago at Cleveland): 14.4/23 (#1)
CW – “The Flash”: 2.2/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh off the Boat”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 5.4/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “This is Us”: 6.0/ 9 (#2)
Fox – MLB World Series, Game 6 (Chicago at Cleveland): 15.0/23 (#1)
CW – “No Tomorrow”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Real O’Neals”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 4.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “This is Us”: 5.8/ 9 (#2)
Fox – MLB World Series, Game 6 (Chicago at Cleveland): 15.8/24 (#1)
CW – “No Tomorrow”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 4.7/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 4.4/ 7 (#3)
Fox – MLB World Series, Game 6 (Chicago at Cleveland): 15.5/24 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 4.4/ 8 (#2t)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 4.4/ 7 (#2t)
Fox – MLB World Series, Game 6 (Chicago at Cleveland): 16.0/26 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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    • This Is Us is a ratings hit and a critical fave. Perfect recipe for winning at future TV award shows. Incredible the folks behind This Is Us were also behind the weird Galavant.

      • It may be a critical fave, but it’s not a ratings hit. It’s not even really solid and still ebbing.

        It IS doing better than Galavant, but that’s placing the bar very low.. 😉