TV ratings: World Series Game 2 gives FOX a win, but 'Big Bang Theory' still tops of the night

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world-series-game-2-ratings.jpg Fast National ratings for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

The World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals was enough to knock off CBS from its usual spot a-top Thursday's ratings, though the top show for the night was still "The Big Bang Theory."

Things are not looking great for "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" on ABC, as it lost another couple hundred thousand viewers over its second episode, as did "Reign" on the CW. "Scandal" also dipped a bit from the previous week.

FOX won the night 12.2 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households. CBS took second with 10.3 million and a 6.4/10. ABC was third with 7.2 million and a 4.9/8, followed by NBC at 4.4 million and a 2.9/5 and the CW at 2.2 million and a 1.4/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX also scored a win with 3.2, followed by CBS (2.7), ABC (2.3), NBC (1.3) and the CW (0.9).

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Bang Theory" (16.7 million viewers, 10.1/17)/"The Millers" (10.9 million, 6.7/11)
FOX: World Series Game 2 Cardinals at Red Sox (10.4 million, 7/11)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/5)

ABC: "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (4.9)

9 p.m.

FOX: World Series Game 2 (13.1 million, 8.1/12)

CBS: "The Crazy Ones" (8.8 million, 5.4/8)/"Two and a Half Men" (8.4 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (8.5 million, 6.0/9)

NBC: "Sean Saves the World" (4.0 million, 2.7/4)/"Michael J. Fox Show" (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "Reign" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: World Series Game 2 (3.6)

10 p.m.

FOX: World Series Game 2 (12 million, 8.4/14)
ABC: "Scandal" (8.6 million, 6.0/10)
CBS: "Elementary" (8.59 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: "Parenthood" (3.96 million, 2.7/4)

18-49 leader: World Series Game 2 (3.9)

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

More ratings at Zap2it


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