World Series Rules Wednesday for FOX

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007

Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday was a blowout win for the Boston Red Sox -- and a pretty big victory for FOX too.

FOX averaged a 10.5 rating/17 share for the night (with the live broadcast, those numbers may change some), easily beating CBS, 7.8/12, for the top spot. ABC finished third at 6.8/11. NBC, 4.9/8, came in fourth, and The CW trailed with a 2.5/4.

The adults 18-49 lead also went to FOX, which drew a 5.6 rating in the demographic. That was two points better than second-place ABC, 3.6. CBS took third at 3.4, followed by NBC, 2.9, and The CW, 1.8.

The World Series earned a 9.9/16 for FOX at 8 p.m., topping ABC's "Pushing Daisies," 6.2/10, by a wide margin. The premiere of "Phenomenon" on NBC delivered a 5.2/8. CBS' "Kid Nation" was fourth, beating out "America's Next Top Model," 3.2/5, on The CW.

FOX's baseball coverage improved to 11.3/17 at 9 p.m. CBS moved up to second with "Criminal Minds," 9.5/14, while "Private Practice" scored an 8.1/12 for ABC. "Bionic Woman" managed only a 4.8/7 for NBC. The CW went with "Gossip Girl."

At 10 p.m., the World Series dipped a bit to 10.3/17 as the Sox routed the Colorado Rockies, 13-1. "CSI: NY" posted an 8.8/14 to put CBS in second. "Dirty Sexy Money" averaged 6.0/10 for ABC, topping "Life" on NBC.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.
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