TV ratings: World Series tops 'Sunday Night Football' with an NFL assist

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world-series-2013-game-4-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

FOX captured a ratings win Sunday as its coverage of the World Series continued to bring in solid numbers, with an assist this time from a late-afternoon NFL game running into primetime. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game was down some, but it did beat the World Series game head-to-head among adults 18-49.

Also Sunday, "Once Upon a Time" and "Betrayal" improved a little on last week's performance for ABC, and "Revenge" was steady. CBS' "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" both rose in viewers, and "The Mentalist" was also up among adults 18-49 (pending adjustments for NFL games running into primetime in a handful of markets).

FOX averaged 16.7 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/16 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live telecasts. NBC (12.3 million, 7.2/11) finished second (also pending updates). CBS took third with 9.1 million viewers and a 5.8/9, and ABC trailed with 5.55 million viewers and a 3.4/5.

FOX also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.1 rating, topping NBC's 4.5. ABC and CBS tied for third at 1.5.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

FOX:
NFL runover/"The OT" (20.6 million viewers, 12.3/20 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.3 million, 6.7/11)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.1 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6 million, 3.6/6)

18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (7.0)

8 p.m.

FOX:
World Series Game 4 - Red Sox/Cardinals (16.6 million, 9.8/15)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Packers/Vikings (13.9 million, 8.0/12)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (8.2 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7 million, 4.1/6)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.0)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"Sunday Night Football" (15.4 million, 8.9/13)
FOX: World Series Game 4 (14.9 million, 8.7/13)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.1 million, 5.9/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.65 million, 3.7/5)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.7)

10 p.m.

FOX:
World Series Game 4 (14.6 million, 8.7/14)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (13.9 million, 8.3/13)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (8.8 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.4 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.3)

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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