Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The seventh and final game of the World Series brought a ratings spike to FOX Wednesday, drawing its biggest numbers of the series by far and carrying the network to a big ratings win for the night.
Several other shows held their own opposite the game, however. “Modern Family,” “Black-ish” and “Nashville” were all up from last week’s fast nationals for ABC, and “Survivor” held steady for CBS. The CW’s “Arrow” and “The 100” are also showing gains, although that may change as the network’s Chicago affiliate aired an NBA game in primetime.
FOX averaged 20.2 million viewers and an 11.7 rating/19 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live World Series telecast. CBS (8.9 million, 5.6/9) was the best of the rest, beating out ABC (7.1 million, 4.7/7) for second. NBC (5.4 million, 3.6/6) finished fourth, and The CW (2.3 million, 1.5/2) trailed.
FOX also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 5.7 rating. ABC grabbed second with a 2.2, followed by CBS at 2.0. NBC drew a 1.0 and The CW a 0.8.
Wednesday hour by hour:
8 p.m.

FOX: World Series Game 7 – Giants/Royals (20.5 million viewers, 11.5/18 households)
CBS: “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” (9 million, 5.4/9)
NBC: “The Mysteries of Laura” (7.55 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: “The Middle” (6.9 million, 4.5/7)/”The Goldbergs” (6.8 million, 4.3/7)
The CW: “Arrow” (2.8 million, 1.8/3)
18-49 leader: World Series (5.5)
9 p.m.

FOX: World Series (19.9 million, 11.6/18)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (10.3 million, 6.6/10)
ABC: “Modern Family” (9.75 million, 6.2/10)/”Black-ish” (7.7 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.6 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: “The 100” (1.9 million, 1.2/2)
18-49 leader: World Series (5.5)
10 p.m.

FOX: World Series (20.1 million, 12.1/20)
CBS: “Stalker” (7.3 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: “Nashville” (5.6 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: “Chicago PD” rerun (4.05 million, 2.7/5)
18-49 leader: World Series (5.9)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Posted by:Rick Porter