TV ratings: Fox wins with World Series; ABC, CBS tie for No. 2

‘Criminal Minds’ on CBS
“Criminal Minds,” with A.J. Cook and Matthew Gray Gubler, averaged 9.8 million viewers.

Although the World Series dominated TV ratings, ABC and CBS still scored big on Wednesday night.

Game 2 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants elevated Fox to No. 1 with a rating of 2.9 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to early Nielsen ratings. 

ABC and CBS tied for second in the key demo with a rating of 2.1.

“Modern Family” was the most watched non-sports broadcast of the night with a rating of 3.3 in the key demo. Opposite baseball, the sitcom averaged almost 10 million viewers. 


“Black-ish,” which followed, stayed even with last week with a rating of 2.5 in the key demo. It averaged about 8 million viewers. 

On CBS, “Criminal Minds” earned a rating of 2.4 and averaged 9.8 million viewers. It was the third most watched overall.

“Survivor,” which averaged 9.1 million viewers, tied for fifth in the key demo with ABC’s “The Goldbergs.” The reality show and sitcom each posted ratings of 2.2 in the demo.

Also on CBS, “Stalker” stayed even with last week with a rating of 1.7. The show averaged 7.3 million viewers.


On NBC, “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago PD” tied their series lows in ratings, both falling slightly from last week.

“Law & Order: SVU” posted a rating of 1.6 in the key demo and averaged 7.2 million viewers. “Chicago PD” averaged a rating of 1.5 and drew in 6.8 million viewers.

“Mysteries of Laura” earned a rating of 1.3 in the key demo and averaged about 8 million viewers.

Meanwhile, The CW’s “Arrow” rose 13% in the key demo with a rating of 0.9. With about 2.5 million viewers, the show also increased its viewers from last week by about 8%.

The season premiere of “The 100" on the CW earned a rating of 0.5 in the key demo. It matched last season’s finale in the demo and averaged 1.6 million viewers.

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