TV ratings: World Series Game 2 gives FOX a win, but 'Big Bang Theory' still tops of the night

world-series-game-2-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

The World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals was enough to knock off CBS from its usual spot a-top Thursday's ratings, though the top show for the night was still "The Big Bang Theory."

Things are not looking great for "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" on ABC, as it lost another couple hundred thousand viewers over its second episode, as did "Reign" on the CW. "Scandal" also dipped a bit from the previous week.

FOX won the night 12.2 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households. CBS took second with 10.3 million and a 6.4/10. ABC was third with 7.2 million and a 4.9/8, followed by NBC at 4.4 million and a 2.9/5 and the CW at 2.2 million and a 1.4/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX also scored a win with 3.2, followed by CBS (2.7), ABC (2.3), NBC (1.3) and the CW (0.9).

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"Big Bang Theory" (16.7 million viewers, 10.1/17)/"The Millers" (10.9 million, 6.7/11)
FOX: World Series Game 2 Cardinals at Red Sox (10.4 million, 7/11)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/5)

ABC: "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (4.9)

9 p.m.

FOX: World Series Game 2 (13.1 million, 8.1/12)

CBS: "The Crazy Ones" (8.8 million, 5.4/8)/"Two and a Half Men" (8.4 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (8.5 million, 6.0/9)

NBC: "Sean Saves the World" (4.0 million, 2.7/4)/"Michael J. Fox Show" (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "Reign" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: World Series Game 2 (3.6)

10 p.m.

FOX: World Series Game 2 (12 million, 8.4/14)
ABC: "Scandal" (8.6 million, 6.0/10)
CBS: "Elementary" (8.59 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: "Parenthood" (3.96 million, 2.7/4)

18-49 leader: World Series Game 2 (3.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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