Primetime Ratings: 'Nashville' Steady in Third Week; 'Chicago Fire' Rises
Game 1 of World Series draws 12.2M viewers, down 14% from last year
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/25/2012 11:27:13 AM
For CBS, Survivor stayed at a 2.8 and Criminal Minds was down 3% to a 3.0 (both are season lows). CSI improved 4% from last week to a 2.4.
Fox won the night with its coverage of Game 1 of the 2012 World Series. The game drew 12.2 million total viewers, down 14% from last year's Game 1; it registered a 3.7 rating in the demo.
NBC saw improvement for most of its lineup, finishing with an overall 1.6/4. The canceled Animal Practice, was up 9% to a 1.2, while Guys With Kids was down 7% to a 1.3. New drama Chicago Fire was up 20% in its third week to a 1.8. Law & Order: SVU's 300th episode drew 1.8, up 13% from last week.
The CW rounded out the night with a 0.9/3. Arrow, which was picked up for a full season earlier this week, still held up well in its third week, falling just two tenths to a 1.1 with 18-49s. The superhero drama was also down just a tenth with the net's targeted 18-34 demo to a 1.0. Supernatural was down 30% in 18-49s to a 0.7 and down 33% with 18-34s to a 0.6.
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