World Series Carries WNYW to Top of Ratings

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By Jerry Barmash Comment

As quickly as you can say Albert Pujols that never-say-die World Series went the distance generating grand numbers. In the latest ratings from Nielsen, Game 7 of the Fall Classic took the top prize for the week with an estimated 1.5 million WNYW/Channel 5 viewers and a 7.6 rating.

The stunning, extra-inning Game 6 settled for third-best (1.1 million/5.9).  Game 5 between the Rangers and Cardinals took hold of 11th place (758,000/3.9). 

Back to the regularly scheduled programming, WABC/Channel 7 landed at number two, thanks to Dancing With The Stars (1.2 million/6.3). The Dancing result show had a fifth-place finish (905,000/4.6).

WCBS had its highest entry at number four, as the Ashton Kutcher-led Two and a Half Men continues to surge (944,000/4.8).

From Two and a Half Men to two and a half hours.  An extended X Factor episode had its best showing on WNYW, tying for fifth   (906,000/4.6).

There’s more from the Top 10 after the jump.

  • *Fifth                 NCIS                       WCBS      (895,000/4.6)
  • Eighth        Big Bang Theory       WCBS      (836,000/4.3)
  • Ninth             NCIS: L.A.               WCBS      (818,000/4.2)
  • Tenth         Modern Family        WABC     (790,000/4.0)

WNBC did not crack the Top 30 prime time programs.

Overall, WCBS had 14 appearances in the weekly survey, while WABC was listed 12 times.