What Channel Is the World Series On?

Angelo Anderson
November 3, 2017

Play and viewership culminated during Game 7 on Wednesday night, with the Houston Astros handily overtaking the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1, and early returns from Nielsen Media have the game shedding more than a quarter of last year's record haul.

Other networks felt the blow from the potential elimination game.

The final number will vary based on more complete data, but Deadline's reported 18.8/31 metered market result for last night's game indicates that 18.8 percent of TVs in their study had the game on, which was 31 percent of the people watching TV at the time. It didn't help either that "Us" followed a "Voice" recap show this time around.

Don't worry, fans of the Pearson Family - last night's episode will just grow even more than usual in delayed viewing. "Dynasty" was even in the demo with a 0.2 and slightly up in total viewers with 0.76 million. Due to the nature of live sports, those numbers will likely adjust up later today.

The entire 2017 series, which had its fair share of exciting and insane moments, averaged 18.9 million viewers over seven games, according to Fox. Game 6 ran throughout prime. ABC was second in the demo with a 1.1 but third in total viewers with 4.5 million.


With streaming and Fox Deportes views factored in, the World Series averaged 29.3 million viewers - peaking, across platforms, with 31.9 million viewers between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m. ET. "Speechless" averaged a 0.9 and 3.9 million. MSNBC had 1.53 million, Hallmark had 1.4 million and United States of America had 1.32 million.

CBS was second after winning each of the first four weeks of the 2017-18 season, averaging 7.78 million viewers.

Deadline's summary indirectly debunks liberals arguments that the National Football League plunge from around 20 million to close to 15 million during the two seasons of nnthem protests has nothing to do with the kneelers, as those fans seemingly migrated to other entertainment, or maybe even yard work, as well as taking baseball to new heights. It was a matchup that started Houston Strong from the beginning and never let up until its 5-1 conclusion three hours and 37 minutes later. "Designated Survivor" drew a 0.7 and 4 million. "Black-ish" at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 3.6 million viewers. Maddow's viewership for October put her in third place overall, following Hannity and Fox New Channel's 8 P.M. show "Tucker Carlson Tonight".

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2.

For The CW, "The Flash" at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2 million viewers. At 9, "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" got a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers.

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