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TV Ratings: World Series Game 6 Matches High Set by Game 5

Game 6 of the 2017 World Series continued to put up strong numbers on Fox, according to Nielsen overnight data.

The game is currently averaging a 5.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.9 million viewers. That is on par with the previous high for this year’s Series set by Game 5, which ultimately drew a 5.3 and 18.9 million viewers on Sunday. Due to the nature of live sports, Game 6 will likely see greater than normal adjustment later today. In metered market households, the game averaged a 15.1 rating, making it the highest-rated game of this year’s Series in that measure and putting it just above the 14.8 rating that 2016’s Game 6 drew.

It is still shy of the multi-year highs set in the key ratings measures by the 2016 World Series, however, in which Game 6 drew a 6.6 rating and 23.4 million viewers.

The combination of the World Series and Halloween proved to be a rough one-two punch for the rest of broadcast, with virtually every scripted primetime show experiencing a noticeable drop in both the key demo and total viewers.

On CBS, “Criminal Minds” drew a 1.2 and 11.9 million viewers. “Bull” drew a 1.0 and 9.6 million. “NCIS: New Orleans” averaged a 0.9 and 8.8 million.

On NBC, a clip show edition of “The Voice” drew a 1.0 and 6.2 million viewers. Ratings powerhouse “This Is Us” slipped to a 2.0 and 8.3 million, hitting a new series low. “Law & Order True Crime” averaged a 0.8 and 3.6 million.

For ABC, “The Middle” averaged a 1.1 and 5 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” drew a 0.9 and 3.5 million. “Black-ish” drew a 1.0 and 3.6 million. “The Mayor” averaged a 0.7 and 2.4 million. “Kevin Probably Saves the World” came in with a 0.6 and 2.7 million viewers.

For The CW, “The Flash” drew a 0.7 and 2 million viewers. “Legends of Tomorrow” drew a 0.4 and 1.4 million viewers, making it the only primetime broadcast show to stay even in total viewers week-to-week.

Fox won the night with a 5.2 rating and 18.9 million viewers. NBC was second in the demo with a 1.3 but third in total viewers with 6 million. CBS was third in the demo with a 1.1 but second in total viewers with 10.1 million. ABC was fourth overall with a 0.8 and 3.3 million viewers. The CW averaged a 0.6 and 1.7 million viewers.

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