The Yankees’ loss was Fox’s win Monday.
Not only did the game place first across all of the key categories (albeit tied with CBS among adults 25-54), but the Red Sox’s victory in game four of Major League Baseball’s American League Championship Series assured Fox of at least a six-game series and millions of dollars more in ad revenue.
CBS was a close second, just a couple of hundred-thousand viewers and a household share point behind the game, with its regular lineup of Yes, Dear
, Still Standing
, Everybody Loves Raymond
, Two and ½ Men
and CSI: Miami
NBC was third across the board with Fear Factor
, Las Vegas
and Third Watch
ABC was fourth with Threat Matrix
and Monday Night Football
. The football game averaged 11 million viewers in prime time, down substantially from the 17.1 million viewers MNF
averaged last season.
The WB Television Network was fifth with 7th
, and UPN was sixth with The Parkers
and Half & Half
For the night, the Nielsen Media Research fast-affiliate total-viewer averages: Fox 15.4 million, CBS 15.2 million, NBC 10.8 million, ABC 9.9 million, WB 5.9 million and UPN 4.3 million.
Adults 18-49: Fox 5.7/14, CBS 5.1/13, NBC 4.5/11, ABC 3.8/10, WB 2.4/7 and UPN 2.2/6.