The Wednesday TV ratings for October 28th are in; here are some of the highlights:
- Surprising exactly no one, the night was won over completely by the second game of the World Series on Fox between the New York Metropolitans (that’s right!) and the Kansas City Royals. Starting at 8 p.m., the game came in with a strong 3.6 and some 12.5 million viewers.
- In the realm of other non-scripted programming, the only other major hitter was Survivor on CBS, which brought in a 2.0 in the 8 p.m. slot with some 8.4 million viewers in total.
- Despite the game (and, if you must, the Republican debate), most shows didn’t suffer and actually saw noticeable uptick across the night. In the 8 p.m. slot, Arrow grabbed a solid 1.0 in the key demos on The CW, with 2.8 million viewers, up a tenth from last week. Above that, The Middle stayed even to bring in a strong 1.9 on CBS, with 7.3 million viewers, and The Mysteries of Laura scored a 1.1 in the demo and 6.4 million viewers.
The biggest scripted program of the night turned out to be The Goldbergs, in the 8:30 p.m. slot, staying even from last week with a 2.1 in the key demos and some 6.8 million viewers in all.
- In the 9 p.m. slot, Supernatural saw major gains, up three tenths, with a 0.9 on The CW and 2.3 million viewers, while CBS’s Criminal Minds stayed even at 1.6, a series low, with 7.6 million viewers in all. Meanwhile, a two-hour-long Chicago P.D., on NBC, saw gains to 1.5 in the key demos and a little over 6 million viewers.
- At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s still-hilarious black-ish saw a bit of an uptick to 1.9 in the key demos, bringing in some 6.1 million viewers in total.
- Finally, in the 10 p.m. slot, CBS’s Code Black was the only scripted series in the main swath to see a drop in the ratings, grabbing 1.1 in the demo and 6.1 million viewers, while Nashville, on ABC, took 1.1 as well, with some 4.1 million viewers.