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Sports Dominates Final October Sunday

CBS Still Respectable Minus Sports, but ABC Off the Charts

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Sunday, October 30 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 21.52 million, NBC: 13.88, CBS: 8.23, ABC: 3.18

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 6.3 rating/18 share, NBC: 4.9/14, CBS: 1.0/ 3, ABC: 0.7/ 2

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7:00 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.17 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 9.75 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Football Night in America, part one
Viewers: 5.14 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

Fox – NFL overrun
Viewers: 24.69 million (#1), A18-49: 7.5/25 (#1)

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7:30 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.91 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.93 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Football Night in America, part two
Viewers: 8.56 million (#3), A18-49: 3.0/10 (#2)

Fox – The OT
Viewers: 18.23 million (#1), A18-49: 5.5/18 (#1)

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 3.26 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 10.01 million (#3) million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Football Night in America, part three
Viewers: 13.23 million (#2), A18-49: 4.7/14 (#2)

Fox – World Series, Game 4 (Cubs 3, Indians 2)
Viewers: 21.36 million (#1), A18-49: 6.0/18 (#1)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 2.83 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.55 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 19.11 million (#1), A18-49: 6.7/19 (#1)

Fox – World Series, Game 4 (Cubs 3, Indians 2)
Viewers: 22.13 million (#1), A18-49: 6.3/18 (#2)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Secrets and Lies
Viewers: 2.62 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CBS – Madam Secretary
Viewers: 8.21 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 18.02 million (#2), A18-49: 6.3/17 (#1)

Fox – World Series, Game 4 (Cubs 3, Indians 2)
Viewers: 20.54 million (#1), A18-49: 5.9/16 (#2)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Secrets and Lies
Viewers: 2.78 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – Madam Secretary
Viewers: 7.44 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 16.38 million (#2), A18-49: 5.8/16 (#2)

Fox – World Series, Game 4 (Cubs 3, Indians 2)
Viewers: 21.69 million (#1), A18-49: 6.2/17 (#1)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Quantico
Viewers: 2.51 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 5.36 million (#3) million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 14.92 million (#2), A18-49: 5.4/15 (#2)

Fox – World Series, Game 4 (Cubs 3, Indians 2)
Viewers: 22.15 million (#1), A18-49: 6.4/18 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Quantico
Viewers: 2.34 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 4.60 million (#3) million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 15.62 million (#2), A18-49: 5.6/17 (#2)

Fox – World Series, Game 4 (Cubs 3, Indians 2)
Viewers: 21.36 million (#1), A18-49: 6.4/19 (#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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  1. Once Upon a Time, Secrets and Lies, Quantico and Elementary continue to deliver dismally awful numbers.

    What do they all have in common?

    They were flops knowingly renewed by the brilliant executives in charge of programming at their respective networks…

    But they’ll tell us that it’s the internet and audience fragmentation that’s the reason…

  2. FOX is certainly enjoying these World Series numbers! Easily beat Sunday Night football. I expect game 6 and a game 7 if needed to be even higher.

    ABC is a complete mess. Back to the drawing board!

    • I had mis-read the last article and thought the World Series was already over, but it wasn’t, which FOX will use as much as it can to hide its huge problems fora while.

      And you were right, I even watched a bit of the game today! 🙂

      We’re agreed on ABC. 🙂