- Game 1 of the World Series finished down by 11% from last year's Game 1, and last year's Game 1 ended up being the weakest in the four years since the move to the current Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed/Thu scheduling. It was the second-lowest-rated Game 1 ever in 18-49, leading only the 2006 Game 1 (3.6) which was the last Game 1 to air on Saturday.
- Most entertainment programs were not meaningfully impacted by the World Series' arrival. Nothing (except Top Model) moved by more than 10% in either direction. The biggest droppers were the last couple hours on ABC, with Modern Family, Happy Endings and Revenge each down by 0.2. And a lot of that may just be those series coming back to earth after nice spikes last week.
|Up All Night||5.63||2.1||6||48%||+0%||n/a||n/a||-17%||4/6||1.96|
|Law and Order: SVU||7.66||2.2||6||37%||+5%||+69%||+8%||+1%||2/5||2.45|
|Sports: World Series||14.17||4.2||12||38%||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||1/1||4.00|
|America's Next Top Model||1.94||0.9||2||59%||+13%||+125%||+0%||+13%||1/6||0.88|
Note: Gave the 10:00 shows an extra 1.05 in competition due to the World Series. Should be a little more when I get final half-hour breakdowns next week.
KEY (with much more detail at the New Daily Spotted Ratings page):
Viewers - The total number of viewers (age 2+, in millions) that watched the program.
A18-49 - Adults 18-49 rating. Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 watching the program.
Share - Adults 18-49 share. Percentage of US TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Skew - Percentage of the total audience that falls in the 18-49 demo.
Last - A18-49 percent difference from previous episode.
Lead - A18-49 percent difference from lead-in program.
LeLa - A18-49 percent difference between the show's lead-in and its lead-in for the previous episode.
Avg - A18-49 percent difference from the show's average demo for previous original episodes this season.
Rank - The A18-49 rating's rank among the show's episodes that have aired so far this season.
TRUE - True Strength, a metric developed last summer that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in. (Note: these are PRELIMINARY TRUE calculations. Finals come next week.)
(R) - Repeat.
More Spotted Ratings in the Index.