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Cardinals Clinch Friday Win for FOX

Fast National ratings for Friday, Oct. 27, 2006

The clinching game of the World Series gave FOX a ratings win Friday, but the series as a whole didn't do all that well.

FOX averaged an 8.7 rating/15 share for the night, easily topping second-place CBS' 7.1/12. NBC came in third with a 6.0/10. ABC, 4.9/8, took fourth, and The CW was fifth at 2.7/5.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX led the way with a 4.0 rating. CBS, 3.0, finished second, followed by NBC at 2.8. ABC averaged 2.5 and The CW 1.4.

The World Series pre-game and the start of Game 5 delivered a 7.2/13 for FOX at 8 p.m., edging "Ghost Whisperer," 7.0/12, on CBS. NBC's "1 vs. 100" drew a 6.1/11 in its time-period debut. ABC's Halloween special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" was fourth with a 4.6/8. "Friday Night Smackdown!" on The CW trailed.

FOX improved to 8.7/15 at 9 p.m. with its baseball coverage. "Close to Home," 7.1/12, held steady for CBS. The season premiere of "Las Vegas" rolled a 6.0/10 for NBC. "Men in Trees" kept ABC in fourth, and "Smackdown!" concluded with a 3.1/5 for The CW.

The World Series peaked at 10.2/17 at 10 p.m. as the St. Louis Cardinals closed out the Detroit Tigers, four games to one. Still, this is likely to go down as one of the lowest-rated (if not the lowest, period) World Series in TV history. Both CBS' "Numb3rs," 7.1/12, and NBC's "Law & Order," 6.0/10, stayed right in line with their lead-ins. ABC's "20/20" posted a 5.6/10.

  • 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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