Fox’s World Series Viewership Falls to 4-Year Low

The Boston Red Sox may have been celebrating their World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night, but Fox was probably hoping the champagne celebration would’ve come this Tuesday or Wednesday.
The 2018 World Series, which the …

The Boston Red Sox may have been celebrating their World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night, but Fox was probably hoping the champagne celebration would’ve come this Tuesday or Wednesday.

The 2018 World Series, which the Red Sox won in five games, drew 14.1 million viewers (per Nielsen), a dip of 25 percent from last year’s World Series, which also featured the Dodgers. That series, which saw the Houston Astros win in seven games, averaged 18.7 million viewers.

The 14.1 million was a far cry from the past two years (Fox drew 22.8 million in 2016) and was the network’s least-viewed since 2014 when 13.9 million watched the San Francisco Giants defeat the Kansas City Royals in 7 games.

Fox’s overall viewership this year was lifted by the 17.6 million that tuned in Sunday night, which was at least 4 million more on average compared to the first four games. This year’s World Series also featured the longest game in Series history — a 3-2 victory in 18 innings by the Dodgers — that spanned 7 hours and 20 minutes, ending sometime past 3 a.m. on the east coast.

It was also below the last time the Red Sox were in the World Series in 2013 — when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in 6 games — which averaged just a hair under 15 million (14.98M). The least viewed World Series on record when the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers in four games in 2012 — was seen by just an average of 12.6 million viewers.

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World Series Game 3 Ratings Stumble To Low; Dodgers Win Longest Fall Classic

Clocking in at a stunning seven hours and 20 minutes with 18 innings, Game 3 of the 2018 World Series made history last night as the longest fall classic ever.
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World Series Game 1 Ratings Dip From 2017 As Dodgers Lose To Red Sox

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As you can see, if you didn&#8…

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World Series Preview: Dodgers-Red Sox Should Draw a Big Nielsen Crowd to Fox

With the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox set to begin the World Series Tuesday night from Fenway Park, Fox is looking at a strong showing for the World Series for the third consecutive year.

Major League Baseball has been stuck with the narrative that it’s fading away from the public interest, and has trouble creating marketable stars. After all, one of the sport’s crown jewel events, the All-Star Game, has been hemorrhaging viewers, falling to a record low 8.7 million viewers this past July. And the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, widely regarding as the sport’s best player, is about as recognizable to American sports fans as NBA journeyman Kenneth Faried.

However, at least in the playoffs, baseball remains appointment television, though that didn’t appear to be the case a few years ago. The earlier part of this decade was a Nielsen nightmare for Fox — four of its least-viewed World Series on record, including its worst-ever, came between 2010 and 2015.

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But the last two years, buoyed by consecutive seven-game series, have been a turnaround for Fox.

In 2016, Fox posted its best World Series viewership in 12 years (22.8 million) when the Chicago Cubs ended their 108-year title drought over the Cleveland Indians. That was lifted by a whopping 40 million viewers that watched a Game 7 that went into extra innings, the best single-game MLB viewership since the 1990s. Last year, which featured the Houston Astros capturing their first championship over the Dodgers in 7 games, followed up with a respectable 18.7 million viewers, including 28.2 million for Game 7.

While the fine people of Milwaukee are no doubt licking their wounds after seeing their Brewers fall in Game 7 at home last weekend, Fox is surely happy the Dodgers prevailed (though they would never admit that publicly).

Milwaukee resides in the 36th-largest DMA (designated market area), while Los Angeles is No. 2 media market behind New York. The Brewers, who have never won a World Series, just don’t have the national following a team like the Dodgers does. Through the first five games of the NLCS, Fox’s coverage was trending down more than 30 percent compared to its last two League Championship Series, which included clubs like the New York Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers.

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Fox did not have viewership numbers for the final two games of the series, but Game 7 on Saturday posted a 4.9 overnight rating (the percentage of homes in the top 56 markets that tuned in), the lowest ever for a Game 7 in an LCS on record.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, bring Nielsen gold wherever they go. Though TBS was down from 2017 with its coverage of the American League Championship Series, that was largely due to a shorter series — the Red Sox ousted the defending champion Astros in just 5 games. The Turner network noted that the 5.8 million it drew for this year’s ALCS was up more than 70 percent from the last time it aired the ALCS in 2016.

The Dodgers and Red Sox are two of the few MLB teams that can boast strong followings outside their cities. It’s likely, should this year’s Fall Classic go the distance, it would surpass last year’s ratings. Though it would probably fall short of 2016.

After all, there’s only so many times the Cubs can end a 108-year title drought.

The 2018 World Series begins Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on Fox

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With the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox set to begin the World Series Tuesday night from Fenway Park, Fox is looking at a strong showing for the World Series for the third consecutive year.

Major League Baseball has been stuck with the narrative that it’s fading away from the public interest, and has trouble creating marketable stars. After all, one of the sport’s crown jewel events, the All-Star Game, has been hemorrhaging viewers, falling to a record low 8.7 million viewers this past July. And the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, widely regarding as the sport’s best player, is about as recognizable to American sports fans as NBA journeyman Kenneth Faried.

However, at least in the playoffs, baseball remains appointment television, though that didn’t appear to be the case a few years ago. The earlier part of this decade was a Nielsen nightmare for Fox — four of its least-viewed World Series on record, including its worst-ever, came between 2010 and 2015.

But the last two years, buoyed by consecutive seven-game series, have been a turnaround for Fox.

In 2016, Fox posted its best World Series viewership in 12 years (22.8 million) when the Chicago Cubs ended their 108-year title drought over the Cleveland Indians. That was lifted by a whopping 40 million viewers that watched a Game 7 that went into extra innings, the best single-game MLB viewership since the 1990s. Last year, which featured the Houston Astros capturing their first championship over the Dodgers in 7 games, followed up with a respectable 18.7 million viewers, including 28.2 million for Game 7.

While the fine people of Milwaukee are no doubt licking their wounds after seeing their Brewers fall in Game 7 at home last weekend, Fox is surely happy the Dodgers prevailed (though they would never admit that publicly).

Milwaukee resides in the 36th-largest DMA (designated market area), while Los Angeles is No. 2 media market behind New York. The Brewers, who have never won a World Series, just don’t have the national following a team like the Dodgers does. Through the first five games of the NLCS, Fox’s coverage was trending down more than 30 percent compared to its last two League Championship Series, which included clubs like the New York Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers.

Fox did not have viewership numbers for the final two games of the series, but Game 7 on Saturday posted a 4.9 overnight rating (the percentage of homes in the top 56 markets that tuned in), the lowest ever for a Game 7 in an LCS on record.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, bring Nielsen gold wherever they go. Though TBS was down from 2017 with its coverage of the American League Championship Series, that was largely due to a shorter series — the Red Sox ousted the defending champion Astros in just 5 games. The Turner network noted that the 5.8 million it drew for this year’s ALCS was up more than 70 percent from the last time it aired the ALCS in 2016.

The Dodgers and Red Sox are two of the few MLB teams that can boast strong followings outside their cities. It’s likely, should this year’s Fall Classic go the distance, it would surpass last year’s ratings. Though it would probably fall short of 2016.

After all, there’s only so many times the Cubs can end a 108-year title drought.

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Dodgers’ NLCS Game 7 Clincher A Home Run For FS1 Ratings

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Astros Pitcher Justin Verlander Handed $1 Million Lunch Bill for Being ‘Dodger Killer’

Dodgers fans are not to be messed with, a lesson Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander learned on Friday.
Verlander tweeted a photo of a hefty restaurant receipt from the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Cabana Cafe. After a rather pricey latte and $10 cr…

Dodgers fans are not to be messed with, a lesson Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander learned on Friday.

Verlander tweeted a photo of a hefty restaurant receipt from the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Cabana Cafe. After a rather pricey latte and $10 cranberry juice, there was an even bigger charge: $1 million charge for “Open Miscellaneous Dodger Killer” fees. The receipt prank referenced Verlander’s role in defeating the Dodgers in the 2017 World Series playoffs.

The tax on the meal alone came out to just under $100,000. And though brunch in Los Angeles is notorious for being a weekend splurge (see: $42 salad), the $1 million bill was clearly outrageous.

Verlander took the jab in stride, captioning the photo, “#BeverlyHillsHotel really making me pay for that World Series win,” adding, “Thanks for the great lunch as always!”

Technically, Verlander isn’t exactly the “Dodger killer” the Beverly Hills Hotel thinks him to be. The pitcher started two games in the World Series against the Dodgers. But he was the losing pitcher in Game 6, allowing the L.A. team its third win in the 2017 series. (Verlander, prepped in the bullpen in case he was needed, didn’t even pitch in the Astros’ championship-winning game.)

Verlander made another trip to Los Angeles not too long ago, accompanying his wife, model Kate Upton, to the Maxim Hot 100 Experience at the Hollywood Palladium in July.

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Dodgers-Giants Scores ESPN’s Best Opening-Day Numbers In Six Years

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Burst Pipe Floods Dodger Stadium With Sewage, Ends Final Preseason Game (Video)

A pipe burst during Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Dodgers game, flooding the field with sewage. Yeah, it was gross, and the maintenance issue ended the preseason contest.

The sewage leak occurred during the bottom of the 5th inning, with the Dodgers leading their crosstown rivals the Angels 4-3. That’s where the game would end.

Tonight’s game has been called. #DodgersWin!

FINAL: #Dodgers 4, Angels 3 pic.twitter.com/CZUufV3NR5

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 28, 2018

It was the final game of the so-called Freeway Series — and of the entire preseason.

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“Apparently there was a pipe backup on two different levels of the stadium,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said after the game. “We don’t know exactly where the backup was, or what caused it. It had something to do with a main pipe here, as well as main pipe outside the stadium.”

ABC 7 reporter Curt Sandoval was on-site, and he utilized Facebook Live to share what he saw — and to try to explain the horrific smell.

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A pipe burst during Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Dodgers game, flooding the field with sewage. Yeah, it was gross, and the maintenance issue ended the preseason contest.

The sewage leak occurred during the bottom of the 5th inning, with the Dodgers leading their crosstown rivals the Angels 4-3. That’s where the game would end.

It was the final game of the so-called Freeway Series — and of the entire preseason.

“Apparently there was a pipe backup on two different levels of the stadium,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said after the game. “We don’t know exactly where the backup was, or what caused it. It had something to do with a main pipe here, as well as main pipe outside the stadium.”

ABC 7 reporter Curt Sandoval was on-site, and he utilized Facebook Live to share what he saw — and to try to explain the horrific smell.

Watch Sandoval’s report here:

The Dodgers (and their now-gross stadium) are scheduled to open the regular season tomorrow afternoon at 4:08 p.m. PT, when the defending National League Champions are supposed to host the San Francisco Giants. No word yet if that’s still happening.

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Vin Scully Says He’ll ‘Never Watch Another NFL Game’ After Anthem Protests

Retired Dodgers broadcast announcer Vin Scully took on the ongoing NFL national anthem protests during a speech at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday night, saying he’ll never watch another pro football game again.

“I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday,” Scully said, according to Sports Illustrated. “It’s not that I’m some great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year, didn’t go anywhere, didn’t do anything. But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game.”

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Scully’s comments come a few days after Papa John’s Pizza CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL protests for declining sales during an earnings call, and said that Papa John’s may end its partnership with the league if things don’t change. NFL ratings are currently seven percent down compared to last year.

But the increasing complaints from advertisers and some corners of the league’s viewership have not stopped players from taking knees and sitting on the bench during the national anthem. Last week, nearly the entire roster of the Houston Texans, kneeled during the national anthem after the team’s owner, Bob McNair, was reported saying at the league’s owners meeting about the protests that “the inmates should not run the prison.” This week, the entire team stood for the anthem as the Texans honored veterans at their game.

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Retired Dodgers broadcast announcer Vin Scully took on the ongoing NFL national anthem protests during a speech at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday night, saying he’ll never watch another pro football game again.

“I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday,” Scully said, according to Sports Illustrated. “It’s not that I’m some great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year, didn’t go anywhere, didn’t do anything. But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game.”

Scully’s comments come a few days after Papa John’s Pizza CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL protests for declining sales during an earnings call, and said that Papa John’s may end its partnership with the league if things don’t change. NFL ratings are currently seven percent down compared to last year.

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World Series Ratings Game 7 Slide From 2016 Heights; Astros Win 1st Fall Classic

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It was a match-up that started Houston Strong from the very beginning and never let up until its 5-1 conclusion three hours and 37 minutes later. A conclusion that itself ended with trophies and Astros shortstop Carlos Correa asking girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez to marry him on live TV – a fitting game for what baseball…

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Houston Astros Win World Series With Game 7 Victory Over Los Angeles Dodgers

After a nailbiter of a series, the Houston Astros secured their first-ever World Series title Wednesday night by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games. The final score was 5-1.

The victory brought some cheer to a town that was devastated in late August by Hurricane Harvey.

The win also capped a historic year for the 55-year old MLB franchise, which became the first team in history to win a pennant in both of leagues that make up Major League Baseball when they advanced to the 2017 World Series. (Back in 2005 as a member of the National League, Houston defeated the Atlanta Braves for the NL pennant to advance to that year’s World Series, where they were shut out by the Chicago White Sox.)

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The victory was a bitter pill for Dodgers fans to swallow, however, coming after Houston Astros first baseman Yulieski Gurriel made a racist gesture at Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during Game 3. The gesture, caught on film, sparked a huge outcry, but Major League baseball determined that Gurriel would be allowed to continue playing during the World Series. Instead, his punishment would be a 5-game suspension at the start of the next baseball season, along with mandatory diversity training during the offseason.

After a nailbiter of a series, the Houston Astros secured their first-ever World Series title Wednesday night by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games. The final score was 5-1.

The victory brought some cheer to a town that was devastated in late August by Hurricane Harvey.

The win also capped a historic year for the 55-year old MLB franchise, which became the first team in history to win a pennant in both of leagues that make up Major League Baseball when they advanced to the 2017 World Series. (Back in 2005 as a member of the National League, Houston defeated the Atlanta Braves for the NL pennant to advance to that year’s World Series, where they were shut out by the Chicago White Sox.)

The victory was a bitter pill for Dodgers fans to swallow, however, coming after Houston Astros first baseman Yulieski Gurriel made a racist gesture at Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during Game 3. The gesture, caught on film, sparked a huge outcry, but Major League baseball determined that Gurriel would be allowed to continue playing during the World Series. Instead, his punishment would be a 5-game suspension at the start of the next baseball season, along with mandatory diversity training during the offseason.

Astros Beat Dodgers In Game 7 For First World Series Title

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The victory offers some solace to a city that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey in September.
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Sorry, ‘Chicago PD’ Fans: NBC Yields to Wednesday’s World Series Game 7, Shifts to Reruns

NBC knows you’re watching Game 7 of the World Series tonight, so the highest-rated broadcaster is throwing in the towel for two-thirds of Wednesday’s primetime.

The Bob Greenblatt-led network is yanking its planned original episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago PD” (pictured above), and now plans to air reruns of those shows instead.

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Here is the night’s new lineup:
8-9 p.m. – “The Blacklist” (original)
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: SVU” (encore)
10-11 p.m. – “Chicago PD” (encore)

The deciding Game 7 of the World Series starts tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET on Fox. Either the Houston Astros or Los Angeles Dodgers will take home the Commissioner’s Trophy this evening.

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NBC knows you’re watching Game 7 of the World Series tonight, so the highest-rated broadcaster is throwing in the towel for two-thirds of Wednesday’s primetime.

The Bob Greenblatt-led network is yanking its planned original episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago PD” (pictured above), and now plans to air reruns of those shows instead.

An all-new episode of “The Blacklist” will still air at 8 p.m., so cheer up, James Spader diehards.

Here is the night’s new lineup:
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9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: SVU” (encore)
10-11 p.m. – “Chicago PD” (encore)

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Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Battered by World Series Game 6

Sorry, “This Is Us”: Tuesday night was all about baseball — especially in tinsel town. Fortunately for Los Angelenos, the Dodgers stayed alive with a World Series Game 6 victory.

Primetime champ Fox must be pretty pleased with the results too.

Other networks felt the blow from the potential elimination game. For example, the hit NBC drama dove 26 percent from last week in they key 18-49 demographic’s Nielsen ratings. It didn’t help either that “Us” followed a “Voice” recap show this time around.

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In any event, NBC finished a very distant second to Fox in the main demo, while CBS was runner-up among total viewers. Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast national data for Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

Fox was first in ratings with a 5.1 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 18.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. Game 6 ran throughout prime.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and third in viewers with 6 million. Following a “Voice” recap episode, “This Is Us” at 9 p.m. declined to a 2.0/7 and 8.3 million viewers. At 10, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” had a 0.8/3 and 3.6 million viewers.

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CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and second in viewers with 10.1 million. “NCIS” at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 11.9 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” posted a 1.0/4 and 9.6 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 0.9/3 and 8.8 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.3 million. “The Middle” at 8 got a 1.1/5 and 5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” had a 0.9/4 and 3.5 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mayor” managed a 0.7/2 and 2.4 million viewers. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” at 10 settled for a 0.6/2 and 2.7 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.7 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.5 million

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For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2 million viewers. At 9, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

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Sorry, “This Is Us”: Tuesday night was all about baseball — especially in tinsel town. Fortunately for Los Angelenos, the Dodgers stayed alive with a World Series Game 6 victory.

Primetime champ Fox must be pretty pleased with the results too.

Other networks felt the blow from the potential elimination game. For example, the hit NBC drama dove 26 percent from last week in they key 18-49 demographic’s Nielsen ratings. It didn’t help either that “Us” followed a “Voice” recap show this time around.

Don’t worry, fans of the Pearson Family — last night’s episode will just grow even more than usual in delayed viewing.

In any event, NBC finished a very distant second to Fox in the main demo, while CBS was runner-up among total viewers. Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast national data for Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

Fox was first in ratings with a 5.1 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 18.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. Game 6 ran throughout prime.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and third in viewers with 6 million. Following a “Voice” recap episode, “This Is Us” at 9 p.m. declined to a 2.0/7 and 8.3 million viewers. At 10, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” had a 0.8/3 and 3.6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and second in viewers with 10.1 million. “NCIS” at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 11.9 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” posted a 1.0/4 and 9.6 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 0.9/3 and 8.8 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.3 million. “The Middle” at 8 got a 1.1/5 and 5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” had a 0.9/4 and 3.5 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mayor” managed a 0.7/2 and 2.4 million viewers. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” at 10 settled for a 0.6/2 and 2.7 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.7 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.5 million

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2 million viewers. At 9, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

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