TV Ratings: World Series Game 7 Hits Highs, Falls Short of 2016 (Updated)

UPDATED at 1:53 p.m. PT: With the final numbers in, Game 7 of the 2017 World series finished with an 8.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 28.2 million viewers.

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Game 7 of the 2017 World Series on Fox blew away its broadcast competition on Wednesday night, though the game fell well short of the high marks set by 2016’s Game 7.

According to Nielsen overnight data, the game is currently averaging a 7.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 24.7 million viewers, both of which are highs for this year’s Series. Due to the nature of live sports, those numbers will likely adjust up later today. In metered market households, the game drew an 18.8 rating, also a best for this Series.

This year’s Game 7 was never likely to beat last year’s, given that last year saw the Chicago Cubs break a century-long World Series drought. Last year’s Game 7 drew a staggering 25.2 rating in metered market households and over 40 million viewers.

Most other broadcast shows airing against The World Series were down in the ratings unless noted otherwise below.

On CBS, “Survivor” drew a 1.5 and 7.5 million viewers. Two repeats of “SEAL Team” followed.

On ABC, “The Goldbergs” drew a 1.2 and 4.9 million viewers. “Speechless” averaged a 0.9 and 3.9 million. “Modern Family” drew a 1.5 and 5.5 million. “American Housewife” averaged 1.2 and 4.5 million. “Designated Survivor” drew a 0.7 and 4 million.

On NBC, “The Blacklist” was even in the demo with a 0.8 and drew 5.1 million viewers. Repeats of “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago PD” followed.

For The CW, “Riverdale” drew a 0.6 and 1.6 million viewers. “Dynasty” was even in the demo with a 0.2 and slightly up in total viewers with 0.76 million.

Fox handily won the night with a 7.0 and and 24.7 million viewers. ABC was second in the demo with a 1.1 but third in total viewers with 4.5 million. CBS was third in the demo with a 0.9 but second in total viewers with 5.2 million. NBC was fourth overall with a 0.7 and 4.4 million viewers. The CW averaged a 0.4 and 1.2 million viewers.

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