It was a big baseball night on Wednesday (hey there Dodgers fans) and for Fox, the Detroit Tigers’ victory over the Boston Red Sox was a win. Wednesday’s MLB American League Championship Series Game 4 (2.4/7) was up 71% among adults 18-49 over the 8 PM – 11 PM 1.4/4 fast nationals of the NLCS Game 4 on October 18, 2012. Last night’s game, which actually ran from 8:03 PM to 11:35 PM, was watched by 8.1 million viewers, up big over the 6.0 million who watched last year’s the NLCS Game 4, which pulled a 1.6/5 in final numbers for its 8:05 PM -11:20 PM slot. With the Tigers’ Game 4 win and the ALCS now even, the teams play again tonight and Fox will be showing that too. As always with live events like sports, fast nationals are not time zone adjusted, so expect shifts in the final numbers later in the day. With a 2.4/7 rating each, Fox, CBS and ABC were tied for the top spot among adults 18-49 with CBS No. 1 in total viewers with 10.089 million watching.
Four weeks now into its second season, Revolution (1.4/4) hit a new series low last night. The NBC dystopian drama slipped 7% from the 1.5 series low of last week, which wasn’t adjusted up in final numbers. Law & Order: SVU (1.7/5) was up 6% from its October 9th show while struggling newbie Ironside (1.1/3) stayed flat with last week’s show.
The CW’s second week of the second season of Arrow (1.1/3) saw the superhero drama shoot up 22% in the key demo and up 10% to 3.02 million viewers from its season opener last week. Already down in last week’s premiere from Supernatural’s season premiere in the same slot last fall, freshman The Tomorrow People (0.8/2) tumbled 11% on Wednesday from its launch.
On ABC, the Halloweening had begun last night. A special half-hour Toy Story of TERROR (3.0/9) kicked off the ghoulish fun at 8 PM. The second highest rated show on TV last night and with 10.3 million total viewers watching, Pixar’s first TV special had Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) and gang on a road trip gone scary. The one-off was up a stellar 27% among the 18-49s from what The Middle drew in the 8 PM slot last week. After that it was back to regular scheduled programming with Back In The Game (1.8/5) flat with last week and Modern Family (4.0/11) up a slight 3% from it October 9th show. The Emmy-winning comedy was easily the highest rated show of the night and, with 10.85 million tuning in, the second most watched. Even with its lead-in up just a bit, things were truly scary on Super Fun Night (2.1/6) last night as the freshman comedy dropped 16% from last week to hit a low. At 10 PM, Nashville, on the other hand, had a 6% rise.
Last night’s Survivor (2.5/7) saw an immunity challenge with ring tosses and water slides and, of course, it saw someone get voted out. It also saw the vet reality series even with last week. The most watched show of the night with 10.95 million viewers, Criminal Minds (2.7/7) bopped up 4% among adults 18-49 and CSI (2.0/6), which was watched by 9.43 million, was up 5% from their October 9th episodes.
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