Source : Zap2It
Ninth-inning heroics in the World Series couldn't bring about a ratings win for FOX Sunday, as ABC's lineup took its usual place at the top of the Nielsens.
For the night, ABC averaged a 10.2 rating/16 share, beating FOX's 9.2/14 and CBS' 8.7/13 (numbers both FOX and CBS include live sports and will change some in final nationals). NBC finished fourth at 6.4/10, and The WB trailed with a 1.9/3.
ABC also notched a victory among adults 18-49, drawing a 6.8 rating in the demographic advertisers covet. FOX, 4.8, came in second, followed by CBS, 3.7. NBC averaged 2.6 and The WB 1.2.
CBS won the 7 p.m. hour, averaging 10.9/18 with late-ending NFL games and the start of "60 Minutes." FOX's World Series pregame (which included football overruns in some markets) was second at 6.8/11. "Dateline" grabbed third for NBC, topping the 5.4/9 for "America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC. The WB came in fifth with repeats of "Reba."
The conclusion of "60 Minutes" and the start of "Cold Case" kept CBS in the lead at 8 p.m., scoring an 11.1/16. Game 2 of the World Series posted a 9.4/14 for FOX. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" moved ABC into third, ahead of "The West Wing," 5.1/8, on NBC. "Charmed" posted a 2.6/4 for The WB.
ABC took over the lead at 9 p.m. with "Desperate Housewives," the night's most-watched show at 15.8/22. The World Series game between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros improved to 10.1/15. "Cold Case" and the movie "Enough" were enough for CBS to hold off NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 6.8/10. The WB plugged in a "Supernatural" encore.
At 10 p.m., "Grey's Anatomy" averaged 12.2/19 for ABC to beat the World Series, 10.5/16. "Crossing Jordan" came in at 7.9/12 for NBC, while CBS' movie dropped to fourth with a 5.4/8.