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TV Ratings: World Series Game 1 Nabs Nearly 15 Million Viewers

UPDATED at 1:58 p.m. PT: Game 1 of the 2017 World Series scored with a 3.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.97 million viewers, according to final Nielsen numbers for Tuesday night. That puts it well above its nearest competition in the key demographic, “This Is Us” (2.8 rating), as well as the next most-watched broadcast of the night, “NCIS” (13.3 million viewers).

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Game 1 of the 2017 World Series was the top-rated broadcast program of Tuesday night, but NBC’s “This Is Us” was a close second, according to Nielsen overnight data.

The game, which aired on Fox, is currently averaging a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.9 million total viewers. However, due to the nature of live sports, those numbers could be subject to greater than normal adjustment later today. “This Is Us,” meanwhile, is currently averaging a 2.7 and 10.5 million viewers, approximately even with its performance last week.

It was not unexpected that this year’s World Series would be down somewhat from last year, which saw the Chicago Cubs vying for their first championship in over a century. In the metered market household ratings, Game 1 of this year’s series averaged a 10.2 rating. That is down approximately 19 percent from Game 1 last year, which drew a 12.6 overnight rating.

Prior to “This Is Us,” “The Voice” (1.9, 9.5 million) was down slightly in the demo. After “This Is Us,” “Law & Order True Crime” (1.1, 4.8 million) improved slightly in both measures from last week.

On CBS, “NCIS” (1.4, 13.1 million), “Bull” (1.2, 10.6 million), and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.1, 9.5 million) were all even.

For ABC, “The Middle” (1.3, 5.8 million), “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.0, 4.2 million), “Black-ish” (1.1, 4 million), and “The Mayor” (0.8, 3 million) were all approximately even. “Kevin Probably Saves the World” (0.6, 2.9 million) took a hit in both measures.

On The CW, “The Flash” (1.0, 2.6 million) was up slightly in the demo, while “Legends of Tomorrow” (0.5, 1.5 million) was even.

As it stands, Fox handily won the night in the demo with a 2.9 but finished second in total viewers with 10.9 million. NBC was second in the demo with a 1.9 but third in total viewers with 8.3 million. CBS was third in the demo with a 1.2 but first  in total viewers with 11.1 million. ABC was fourth overall with a 0.9 and 3.8 million viewers. The CW averaged a 0.7 and 2 million viewers.

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