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TV Ratings: World Series Game 5 Tops ‘Sunday Night Football’

The Houston Astros’ extra-innings win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the World Series Sunday night averaged a 12.8 household rating, according to Nielsen metered-market numbers. That was down slightly from game five of last year’s record-setting World Series, but enough for the Fox telecast to top NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”

Sunday’s World Series game was down 16 percent from last year’s game five, but was the most watched of the 2017 series.

“Sunday Night Football,” featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-15 win over the Detroit Lions, drew a 9.4 household rating. NBC’s primetime NFL matchup is typically the most watched primetime series of the week on broadcast of cable television.

Full rating for the “Sunday Night Football” and game five will be available later Monday.

Elsewhere on broadcast, “60 Minutes” led off the night for CBS with a 1.5 overnight rating in the 18-49 demo and 11.5 million viewers. “Wisdom of the Crowd” followed with a 0.8 and 7.4 million. “Madam Secretary” drew a 0.6 and 6 million.

On ABC, “The Toy Box” drew a 0.4 and 2.1 million viewers. Holiday special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” followed with a 1.0 and 3.5 million viewers. “Shark Tank” and 10 p.m. averaged a 0.9 and 3.2 million viewers. CBS averaged a 0.9 rating and 3 share in the 18-49 demo. ABC averaged a 0.8 / 3.


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