« Fox orders more 'American Dad' | Main | 'Where the Wild Things Are' spoof (video) »

October 30, 2009

World Series tops Thursday, 'Vampire' rises, new low for 'FlashForward'

Flashforward UPDATE: In the nationals, "Mentalist" tied "Private Practice" for the first time, each with a 3.6. "Grey's" went up to a 5.2. "Leno Show" slipped to a 1.5. "Parks" went down to a 2.0," Rock" went up to a 3.1.

Game 2 of the World Series put Fox into first place Thursday evening as ABC's "FlashForward" hit a new ratings low and The CW's "Vampire Diaries" climbed yet again.

The game delivered 18.9 million viewers and a 5.8 rating among adults 18-49. That's the most-watched Game 2 since 2004 and highest-rated since 2006.

"FlashForward" (9 million viewers, 2.7 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) should have seen this coming. The most male-skewing show in ABC's lineup fell 13% against the World Series, though perhaps gripes about the show maintaining the promise of its pilot are more to blame. "Grey's Anatomy" (13.4 million, 5.1) was down 4% but "Private Practice" (9.2 million, 3.6) was only off a tenth.

CBS' "Survivor" (12.5 million, 3.7) slipped 8% from last week's season high and "CSI" (14.9 million, 3.4) was down 6% to mark its lowest rating ever.

"The Mentalist" (14.9 million, 3.5) was steady despite its lead-in dropping. This is the closest the Simon Baker crime drama has been to ABC's slot-winning "Practice" since moving to Thursdays, the gap between the shows narrowing each week. It's also the first time an original "Mentalist" has scored a higher rating than its "CSI" lead-in.

NBC's "Community" (5.5 million, 2.1) was up 11% this week -- one of only two shows to rise last night -- while "Parks & Recreation" (5 million, 2.1) held steady. "The Office" (8.1 million, 4.2) and "30 Rock" (6 million, 3.0) fell slightly. "Jay Leno Show" (4.4 million, 1.6) held up.

On The CW, "Vampire Diaries" (4.2 million, 2.0) rose to a season high among the network's 18-34 target demo (2.3) and was second only to its premiere in the other measurements. "Vampire" also came within a tenth of a point of matching NBC in the adult demo at 8 p.m.

More to come, refresh for latest...


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference World Series tops Thursday, 'Vampire' rises, new low for 'FlashForward':

Sign up for The Live Feed daily email newsletter:

If you wish to only receive the morning ratings, get the Hollywood Reporter's ratings alert.
Follow us on Twitter;
Subscribe using RSS.
New: The Live Feed mobile-friendly version.
Get headlines delivered to your Google or Yahoo homepage:
 Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Ain't It Cool News - Coaxial
Deadline Hollywood Daily
Drudge Report
Fark: Showbiz
Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Wiretap
Huffington Post
Just Jared
Lisa de Moraes
Michael Ausiello
NY Post: Vulture
Perez Hilton
Pop Candy
Reality Blurred
Television Without Pity
The Futon Critic
The Wrap
THR BLOGS: Heat Vision Blog
THR BLOGS: Hollywood Reporter Pilot Log
THR BLOGS: Risky Business
Tim Goodman: The Bastard Machine
Time's Tuned In
TV Barn
TV by the Numbers
TV Decoder
TV Squad
TV Tattle
TV Tracker
Warming Glow

The Hollywood Reporter is Your Complete Film Resource

The columnists and bloggers who write for The Hollywood Reporter have their collective finger on the pulse of the boxoffice. From Martin Grove and the rest, THR columnists deliver their thoughts on the film industry in an uncompromised style. Subscribe to THR today and get the latest views from these film experts and get the latest movie reviews as well.