Baseball and "The Bachelor" picked up rating steam Wednesday, as the World Series on Fox and ABC's reality show hit highs and coexisted nicely by playing primarily to different audiences.
Game 4 of the World Series led Fox to another nightly victory in key ratings categories, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, but ABC's "The Bachelor" also performed very well.
Two of cable's hottest series, FX drama "Nip/Tuck" and MTV's reality skein "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," ended their seasons with strong numbers Tuesday.
Game 3 of the World Series was the top draw on Tuesday, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, while ABC and NBC were in a close battle for first-place honors among the other nets.
Jaws dropped at Fox and sighs of relief likely went up everywhere else on Tuesday in reaction to surprisingly soft opening-night numbers for the Murdoch net's Monday bows of "Next Joe Millionaire"…
Fox hit six out of the park last week -- including grand slams Wednesday and Thursday -- to record one of the most dominant victories for any net this year.
Fox bowed its new Monday lineup to surprisingly low ratings Monday, as neither "The Next Joe Millionaire" nor drama "Skin" drew much of an aud, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
Game 2 of the World Series was a ratings winner for Fox on Sunday even though the New York Yankees assumed an early lead and cruised to victory over the Florida Marlins.
Game 2 of the World Series was a ratings winner for Fox on Sunday even though the New York Yankees assumed an early lead and cruised to victory, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
A boffo week of baseball ratings, capped by a nice start to the World Series on Saturday, has lifted Fox to uncharted territory -- first place. When Nielsen issues season-to-date ratings on Tuesday…