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[10/28/20 - 01:04 PM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Goes Out on Top for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/27/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

FOX (10.255 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) took home top honors on Tuesday with its concluding coverage of the "World Series, Game 6" (10.255 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

NBC (7.191 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) scored the silver with a new "The Voice" (7.440 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) followed by the return of "This Is Us" (7.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and a second "This Is Us" (6.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.397 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "The Bachelorette" (4.345 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) alongside repeats of "The Conners" (1.802 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) and "Black-ish" (1.201 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.801 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its special trio of "The Price Is Right at Night" (4.928 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Let's Make a Deal Primetime" (3.952 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and "The FBI Declassified" (2.522 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.699 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "Swamp Thing" (0.916 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Tell Me a Story" (0.482 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Swamp Thing
+9.09% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Tell Me a Story
-25.00% - The FBI Declassified

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - This Is Us - 10:00 (vs. New Amsterdam)
+36.36% - The Bachelorette (vs. Various)
0.00% - This Is Us - 9:00
0.00% - Let's Make a Deal Primetime (vs. FBI (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Price Is Right at Night (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-16.67% - The Voice
-28.95% - World Series, Game 6
-40.00% - The FBI Declassified (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
-60.00% - Swamp Thing (vs. The Flash)
-66.67% - Tell Me a Story (vs. Arrow)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/29/19):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

FOX (15.310 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to its primetime coverage of the "World Series, Game 6" (15.310 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1).

NBC (6.579 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second with its trio of "The Voice" (7.839 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "This Is Us" (6.723 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (5.175 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.516 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its lineup of "The Conners" (5.992 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Bless This Mess" (3.809 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Mixed-ish" (3.122 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Black-ish" (2.966 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Emergence" (2.604 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.369 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "NCIS" (8.067 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "FBI" (6.292 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.748 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (1.444 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Arrow" (0.809 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.126 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Black-ish
+14.29% - Bless This Mess (vs. 10/15/19)
+9.09% - The Conners (vs. 10/15/19)
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Emergence (vs. 10/15/19)
-7.69% - The Voice
-11.11% - New Amsterdam
-12.50% - This Is Us

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+533.33% - World Series, Game 6 (vs. The Gifted/Lethal Weapon)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. Black Lightning)
-11.11% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-16.67% - The Flash
-25.00% - The Voice
-33.33% - The Conners
-33.33% - This Is Us
-36.36% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-37.50% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)
-38.46% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-38.46% - New Amsterdam

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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