TV Ratings: 'Constantine' premieres soft against FOX's World Series Game 3
Fast National ratings for Friday, October 24, 2014.
Game 3 of the World Series, a low-scoring pitching duel between the Royals and Giants, did the 2014 Fall Classic's lowest numbers to date, but still helped FOX lead Friday night in all measures.
There were a couple good news/bad news situations for other networks.
Remember, again, that the baseball numbers are inexact and time period data.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 2.5 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. There was a big drop to ABC's 1.4 key demo rating and to the 1.3 key demo rating for NBC. CBS averaged a 1.1 key demo rating, while The CW did a 0.3 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, things were a little bit closer with FOX averaged 9.915 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/11 share for Friday primetime to top the 8.51 million viewers and 5.5/10 for CBS. ABC was third for the night with 6.15 million viewer and a 4.0/7, topping NBC's 5.27 million viewers and 3.4/6. The CW averaged a 0.7/1 and 984,000 viewers for Friday.
8 p.m. - FOX's baseball coverage started primetime in first with 9.85 million viewers and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 in the 8 p.m. hour. NBC's "Dateline" was second with 6.21 million viewers and tied for second with a 1.1 key demo rating. ABC followed with "Last Man Standing" (6.26 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating) and "Cristela" (5.18 million and a 1.0 key demo). That left CBS' "Amazing Race" in fourth with 5.55 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. On The CW, an encore of "Jane the Virgin" averaged 891,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - World Series Game 3 remained in first in the 9 p.m. hour, averaging 9.67 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" was second with a low 8.78 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating for fourth. ABC's "Shark Tank" averaged 6.89 million viewers for third and delivered the night's best non-baseball key demo number with a 1.8 rating. NBC's "Grimm" premiere was fourth with 5.27 million viewers and third with a 1.5 key demo rating. [Last year's "Grimm" premiere, which didn't have the World Series as competition, drew over 6.1 million viewers and did a 1.8 in the key demo.] On The CW, a new "America's Next Top Model" averaged 1.08 million viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Blue Bloods" won the 10 p.m. hour with 11.2 million viewers and finished third with a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "20/20" was second with 5.84 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.5 key demo rating. The premiere of NBC's "Constantine" averaged 4.34 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating. [For a few footnotes on "Constantine": The DC Comics adaptation improved on "Grimm" among men 18-49 and tied for the hour lead among viewers 18-34. It didn't drop at the half-hour in the key demo. Last year's "Dracula" premiere averaged nearly 5.3 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating.]
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.