TV ratings: 'The Voice' beats the World Series head-to-head Monday

voice-ratings-oct-28-13.JPGFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Ratings for Game 5 of the World Series fell a bit from the previous few games, but they were still strong enough to give FOX the biggest overall audience Monday night and score a tie for the lead among adults 18-49. "The Voice," however, beat FOX's baseball coverage in the 18-49 demographic in both of its hours.

Also Monday, all three 10 o'clock dramas -- "The Blacklist," "Castle" and "Hostages" -- improved a little vs. last week. "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast" were each up slightly in total viewers and flat among adults 18-49.

FOX led the night with 13.2 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/12 share in households. ABC (12.21 million, 8.0/12) edged NBC (12.2 million, 7.4/11) for second overall. CBS finished fourth with 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3/7, and The CW (1 million, 0.7/1) brought up the rear.

NBC tied FOX for the top spot among adults 18-49 at 3.8. CBS finished a distant third with a 2.1 rating, followed closely by ABC at 2.0. The CW drew a 0.4.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (12.54 million viewers, 8.3/13 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (12.47 million, 7.5/11)
FOX: World Series Game 5 - Red Sox/Cardinals (11.4 million, 7.1/11)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (7.6 million, 4.9/8)/"2 Broke Girls" (7.6 million, 4.9/7)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" (1.1 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.0)

9 p.m.

FOX:
World Series Game 5 (13.75 million, 8.3/12)
NBC: "The Voice" (13.5 million, 8.0/12)
ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" (13.4 million, 8.8/13)
CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.9 million, 5.2/8)/"Mom" (6.6 million, 4.4/6)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" (866,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.4)

10 p.m.

FOX:
World Series Game 5 (14.4 million, 9.0/14)
ABC: "Castle" (10.68 million, 7.0/11)
NBC: "The Blacklist" (10.66 million, 6.7/11)
CBS: "Hostages" (4.95 million, 3.3/5)

18-49 leader: World Series Game 5 (4.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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