It may have lost its head-to-head showdown with football on Sunday, but the World Series still had enough pull to carry Fox to a demo victory for the week.
World Series Ratings
Fox isn't rooting for either the San Francisco Giants or Texas Rangers, but the net is hoping each team wins at least two games to extend the World Series into November.
As the New York Yankees celebrated, Fox execs were popping their own champagne.
While Tuesday night's marathon World Series game was a ratings winner for Fox, the Chicago White Sox sweep of the Houston Astros was far from what the net was hoping for.
With Carol Burnett and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" on its side, CBS has scored its highest rating and biggest victory margin since the World Series.
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Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$53.1M Warner Brothers 8.39%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.8M Cumulative:$37.2M Fox / DreamWorks Animation 25.59%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$55.5M Universal Pictures 30.22%