TV ratings: World Series scores for FOX Wednesday

clifflee_worldseries_290.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

The World Series brought a big audience to FOX Wednesday night -- no surprise for a matchup of teams from two of the 10 biggest TV markets in the country.

Game 1 of the Philadelphia Phillies-New York Yankees series drew 17.8 million viewers and a 10.9 rating/17 share in households for FOX. CBS (8.5 million, 5.6/9) finished a distant second with a night of reruns. ABC (6.6 million, 4.1/7) came in third, followed by NBC's 6.4 million and 3.9/6. The CW trailed with 2.5 million viewers and a 1.6/3.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 5.8 rating was more than double the average for its closest competitor, ABC (2.5). CBS and NBC tied for third at 2.1, and The CW brought up the rear with a 1.2.

Wednesday's hourly numbers:

8 p.m.

FOX:
World Series Game 1 - Phillies at Yankees (17.95 million viewers, 10.9/17 households)
CBS: "Old Christine" rerun (6.6 million, 4.3/7)/"Gary Unmarried" rerun (6.4 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" rerun (6.3 million, 3.7/6)/"The Middle" (6.6 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: Special - "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" (6.3 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader:
World Series Game 1 (5.7)

9 p.m.

FOX:
World Series Game 1 (17.6 million, 10.7/16)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (9.7 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "Modern Family" (9.2 million, 5.5/8)/"Cougar Town" (7.5 million, 4.8/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (8 million, 5.1/8)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader:
World Series Game 1 (5.8)

10 p.m.

FOX:
World Series Game 1 (17.9 million, 11.1/18)
CBS: "CSI: NY" rerun (9.2 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: "Eastwick" (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (5 million, 3.3/6)

18-49 leader: World Series Game 1 (5.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.


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