2011 world series game 1 TV ratings: World Series dips a little from 2010, 'Modern Family' stays on topFast National ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Game 1 of the World Series was down a small amount in the ratings (as things stand now, anyway) from last year’s opening game, but it still carried FOX to an overall win on Wednesday night. “Modern Family,” meanwhile, remained the night’s top show among adults 18-49, keeping up its consistent performance this season.

FOX delivered 12.9 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/13 share in households for the night (those numbers will be adjusted some for the live World Series telecast). CBS took second with 11.6 million viewers and a 7.2/11, followed by ABC (8.9 million, 5.6/9). NBC (6.9 million, 4.5/7) was up a little in viewers over last week, while The CW (1.55 million, 1.1/2) was pretty much even.

The World Series also gave FOX a win in the 18-49 demographic, scoring a 3.9 rating. ABC and CBS tied for second at 3.3. NBC drew a 1.7 in the demo and The CW a 0.6.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: World Series Game 1 – Rangers/Cardinals (12.4 million viewers, 7.6/12 households)
CBS: “Survivor: South Pacific” (11.1 million, 6.7/11)
ABC: “The Middle” (9 million, 5.5/9)/”Suburgatory” (8.75 million, 5.3/8)
NBC: “Up All Night” (5.6 million, 3.6/6)/”Whitney” rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Ringer” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: World Series Game 1 (3.6) 9 p.m. FOX: World Series Game 1 (13.4 million, 8.2/12)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (13.1 million, 8.2/12)
ABC: “Modern Family” (12.85 million, 7.8/12)/”Happy Endings” (6.9 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” (8.2 million, 5.3/8)
The CW:
“America’s Next Top Model” (1.9 million, 1.2/2) 18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (5.6) 10 p.m. FOX: World Series Game 1 (12.9 million, 8.0/13)
CBS: “CSI” (10.8 million, 6.8/11)
ABC: “Revenge” (7.9 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (7.6 million, 5.1/8) 18-49 leader: World Series Game 1 (4.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable