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Wednesday Overnights: Houston’s Game 2 World Series Victory Keeps Fox in the Winner’s Circle

The Competing Networks Remain Close to Seasonal Levels Despite Facing Baseball

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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, October 25, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 9.9/17, CBS: 4.4/ 7, NBC: 4.0/ 7, ABC: 3.2/ 5, CW: 0.8/ 1

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening (10/26/16):

NBC: + 5, CBS: – 2, Fox and CW: -20 each, ABC: -27
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-Ratings Breakdown:
Dominant Fox finished well above the competition care of game two of “The World Series,” with Houston’s 7 to 6 victory over the Dodgers in 11 innings netting an average 9.9 rating/17 share in the household overnights in primetime. Note: The end time for the game was approximately 12:37 a.m. and results past 11 p.m. ET are not factored in this average. Comparably, however, this was still 20 percent below (based on primetime) the year-ago game two match-up between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.

Over at CBS, warhorse “Survivor” was not negatively impacted by baseball, with a consistent 5.1/ 8 at 8 p.m. And that led into 9-11 p.m. ET dramas “SEAL Team” (#2: 4.3/ 7) and “Criminal Minds” (#3: 3.8/ 7), which were each slighly below average. While “SEAL Team” bested NBC’s competing “Law & Order: SVU” (#3: 4.0/ 7) by 8 percent, “Criminal Minds” trailed competing “Chicago PD” (#2: 4.2/ 8), also on NBC, by 10 percent.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was relocated “The Blacklist” at a third-place 3.6/ 6 at 8 p.m., which remains on par with year-ago time period occupant “Blindspot.”

Elsewhere, the 100th episode of demo friendly ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” (#4: 3.5/ 6) led into a 2.8/ 4 (#4) for “Speechless” at 8:30 p.m., which slipped by 20 percent. “Modern Family” perked up to a 4.1/ 6 (#3) at 9 p.m., which was still 20 percent below the 5.1/ 8 on the year-ago evening. And it led into a 2.9 5 (#4) for sophomore “American Housewife,” which is not fitting in all that well at 9:30 p.m.

At 10 p.m. on ABC was sophomore “Designated Survivor” at a last-place 2.8/ 5, which dropped by a significant 38 percent from the 4.5/ 8 one year earlier.

The CW, meanwhile, featured social media magnet “Riverdale” (#5: 1.1/ 2 at 8 p.m.) into a series-low 0.6/ 1 for the revival for “Dynasty” (#5), which could not even match failed year-ago time period occupant “Frequency” (0.7/ 1 on 10/26/16).

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, October 25 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (100th episodes): 3.5/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 5.1/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “World Series” (Game 2): 7.8/14 (#1)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless”: 2.8/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Survivor”: 45.0/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “World Series” (Game 2): 9.9/17 (#1)
CW – “Riverdale”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family”: 4.1/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.9/ 6 (#4)
Fox – “World Series” (Game 2): 10.6/17 (#1)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team”: 4.4/ 7 ($2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 4.1/ 7 (#3)
Fox – “World Series” (Game 2): 11.3/19 (#1)
CW – “Dynasty”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
Overnight results for game two of The World Series on Fox not available

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Designated Survivor”: 2.7/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “Criminal Minds”: 3.8/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “Chicago PD”: 4.2/ 8 (#2)
Overnight results for game two of The World Series on Fox not available

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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