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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 24) -- Game 2 of World Series outscores all competing programming but again clunks compared to last year

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Baseball’s biggest stage again hit for a low average Wednesday night while still outscoring all prime-time rivals.

Game 2 of the World Series on Fox, a 4-2 win by the Boston Red Sox over the Los Angeles Dodgers, averaged 274,143 D-FW viewers and 90,576 within the 18-to-49-year-old age range. It ended at 10:22 p.m.

Last year’s second game, an 11-inning, 7-6 win by the Houston Astros over the Dodgers, went all the way to 11:36 p.m. But it still drew a far bigger crowd, with 398,838 total viewers and 152,909 in the 18-to-49 realm. Tuesday night’s Game 1 also was outdrawn by a wide margin compared to last year’s opener.

CBS’ 7 p.m. edition of Survivor ranked second to Red Sox-Dodgers with 203,850 total viewers while ABC’s 8 p.m. episode of Modern Survivor was the runner-up with 18-to-49ers (48,307).

Here are the local news derby results on the eve of the four-week November “sweeps” ratings period.

NBC5 won a downsized three-way race at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. competitions. At 6 p.m., TEGNA8 won by a hair over CBS11 in total viewers while NBC5 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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