You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Big playoff payoff

'Loser' plump for Peacock on Tuesday

Baseball continues to be very, very good to Fox: For the second year in a row, ratings have surged as both of the League Championship Series advanced to seven games.

Wednesday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Game 7 in the American League was expected to top the “CSI” season premiere as the fall’s top-rated program, but Tuesday’s Game 6 didn’t fare too shabbily. It dominated the competish and gave Fox its best night since the finale of the third edition of “American Idol” last May.

On the series side Tuesday, NBC got off to a solid start with unscripted weight-loss skein “The Biggest Loser,” and UPN’s “Veronica Mars” inched up to new highs with its fourth episode.

According to national estimates from Nielsen Media Research, Fox rolled on Tuesday with Boston’s victory over New York, which averaged a big 9.5 rating/25 share and 25.09 million viewers overall from 8:17 p.m. to 12:10 a.m. ET — up a big 40% vs. last year’s comparable Game 6 of the Chicago Cubs-Florida Marlins series.

Only three episodes of “CSI” and the season premiere of “ER” have generated a higher 18-49 rating this season.

Wednesday’s Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros, which the Cards won in extra innings, served as the lead-in to the Red Sox-Yankees clincher on Fox.

Net will also carry the World Series beginning Saturday night.

Elsewhere Tuesday, NBC’s unscripted weight-loss competition series “The Biggest Loser” opened with some heft (4.1/10 in adults 18-49, 9.90 million viewers overall from 8 to 9:30), doing solid numbers in the 8 o’clock hour and then ballooning to a 5.1/12 in 18-49 for its final 30 minutes.

Figures rep NBC’s best series showing in the timeslot since February.

Skein, which also netted a 3.9/11 in 18-34 and a 4.5/10 in 25-54, placed second to baseball in these demos. It will air in its regular hourlong format from 8 to 9 beginning next week.

On UPN, “Veronica Mars” (1.4/3 in 18-49, 3.12m) remained sixth for the 9 o’clock hour but was up a tick to a new high in adults 18-34 (1.6/4), teaming with “All of Us” and “Eve” for the net’s most-watched Tuesday of the fall.

Also providing year-to-year growth in the same hour was the WB’s hot “One Tree Hill” (2.0/5 in 18-49, 4.50m), but news wasn’t as good for CBS newbie “Clubhouse” (2.1/5 in 18-49, 7.55m), which fell to its lowest scores to date. Latter shifts to its new Saturday 8 o’clock slot on Nov. 6.

Peacock’s “Law & Order: SVU” ruled the night’s 10 p.m. hour (5.5/13 in 18-49, 12.62m) and continues to perform ahead of last year’s pace.

More TV

  • Merger Angst Warner Media

    WarnerMedia Staffers Brace for Cuts, Cultural Shifts Amid Mega-Merger

    Baseball continues to be very, very good to Fox: For the second year in a row, ratings have surged as both of the League Championship Series advanced to seven games. Wednesday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Game 7 in the American League was expected to top the “CSI” season premiere as the fall’s top-rated […]

  • Bob Iger arrives at the Oscars,

    Bob Iger: Disney Has 'Much Better' Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast

    Baseball continues to be very, very good to Fox: For the second year in a row, ratings have surged as both of the League Championship Series advanced to seven games. Wednesday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Game 7 in the American League was expected to top the “CSI” season premiere as the fall’s top-rated […]

  • YouTube Boss on Making Emmy-Winning Content

    YouTube Boss on Steamer's Future: 'I Want To Win Some Emmys'

    Baseball continues to be very, very good to Fox: For the second year in a row, ratings have surged as both of the League Championship Series advanced to seven games. Wednesday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Game 7 in the American League was expected to top the “CSI” season premiere as the fall’s top-rated […]

  • Conecta Fiction 2's Development Prizes Go

    Conecta Fiction's Development Prizes Go To 'Día Cero,' 'Malaka,' 'Streisand Effect'

    Baseball continues to be very, very good to Fox: For the second year in a row, ratings have surged as both of the League Championship Series advanced to seven games. Wednesday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Game 7 in the American League was expected to top the “CSI” season premiere as the fall’s top-rated […]

  • Mediapro's Imagina Sells 'Lifeline' To Mexico's

    Mediapro's Imagina Sells 'Lifeline' To Mexico's Azteca TV (EXCLUSIVE)

    Baseball continues to be very, very good to Fox: For the second year in a row, ratings have surged as both of the League Championship Series advanced to seven games. Wednesday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Game 7 in the American League was expected to top the “CSI” season premiere as the fall’s top-rated […]

  • Endemol Shine Brings in Banks to

    Endemol Shine Brings in Banks to Evaluate Possible Sale

    Baseball continues to be very, very good to Fox: For the second year in a row, ratings have surged as both of the League Championship Series advanced to seven games. Wednesday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Game 7 in the American League was expected to top the “CSI” season premiere as the fall’s top-rated […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content