Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins Big With World Series Clincher

Red Sox victory posts highest overnight since 2011 Game 7

The Boston Red Sox's clinching victory in the 2013 World Series drove Fox to the easy win on Thursday, posting an overall 5.4 rating/15 share with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

The Red Sox's 6-1 win, clinching their third championship in the last 10 years, drew a 12.5 overnight household rating, by far the highest of the series and the best since 2011's Game 7. Fox will release official numbers for the game and the entire six-game series later on Thursday.

CBS was in a distant second with a 2.2/6 in the demo. Survivor fell 4% to a series-low 2.3, while Criminal Minds tied its own series-low of 2.4, dropping 11%. CSI also fell to a new series-low, dipping 14% to a 1.8.

ABC's Super Fun Night suffered without a new Modern Family as a lead in, dropping 14% to a 1.8, while Nashville hit a series-low 1.4, falling 13% from last week. Earlier, The Middle was down 5% to a season-low 2.1 and Back in the Game was even with a 1.7. ABC placed third on the night with a 1.8/5.

NBC, which finished in fourth with a 1.2/3, aired only a new Revolution, which was flat with last week's 1.4.

The CW rounded out the evening with a 0.6/2. With 18-49s, Arrow dipped two tenths to a 0.7 and Tomorrow People fell a tenth to a 0.6. With the net's targeted 18-34 demo, Arrow drew a 0.6 and Tomorrow People posted a 0.4.