Fox Sports may have most of October's "magical matchups," but there are other network sports divisions that will be sad to see the month come to an end.
In a repeat of the previous week, NBC captured Thursday in key demos but saw CBS inch closer and move ahead in total viewers, according to prelim nationals from Nielsen.
NBC captured another Wednesday in adults 18-49,, with "Law & Order" putting it over the top.
"Dr. Phil" remained second to only "The Oprah Winfrey Show" among syndie talkers in its third week on the air.
The WB's "Smallville" is racing up the Nielsen charts faster than a speeding bullet, teaming with "Gilmore Girls" to help the network set more records on Tuesday night.
"Porn 'n' Chicken," Comedy Central's first original movie, delivered a solid 1.4 rating in cable homes, more than double the average primetime rating of the network.
For the third straight week to start the season, NBC has captured primetime in key demos while CBS delivered the largest audience overall -- its best season-opening run in 10 years.
CBS made it four-for-four on Mondays this season, taking the night in key demos and total viewers behind "Everybody Loves Raymond" (20.6 million viewers, 7.3/17 in adults 18-49) and "CSI: Miami"…
The baseball series between a pair of Cinderella stories, the Anaheim Angels and Minnesota Twins, may have been too short for Fox's liking, but it's contributed to some solid ratings for the net.
ABC and NBC were in a close battle for Sunday's 18-49 lead, according to prelim nationals from Nielsen, while CBS drew the largest aud overall, thanks in part to an NFL overrun.