For the second week in a row, post-season baseball gave Fox a hefty lead in the ratings. Three of last week's top-ten winners were Red Sox/Rockies World Series telecasts, according to Nielsen Media Research. ABC's new Samantha Who? also proved to have strong running legs as it continued to produce the best ratings of any newcomer. Fox's House continued to generate big numbers as it topped ABC's Grey's Anatomy among younger viewers for the first time, thereby becoming the No. 1 drama in that demo. For the week, Fox led with an average 8.6 rating and a 14 share. ABC placed second with a 7.4/12, slightly ahead of CBS with a 7.2/12. NBC trailed with an average 4.4/7.
The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:
1. Dancing With The Stars (Monday), ABC, 13.7/20; 2. MLB World Series Game 4, Fox, 12.6/21; 3. Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 12.2/18; 4. Dancing With the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 11.8/18; 4. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 11.8/17; 6. MLB World Series Game 2, Fox, 11.1/18; 7. NCIS, CBS, 10.9/17; 8. House, Fox, 10.8/16; 9. MLB World Series Game 1, Fox, 10.5/18; 10. CSI: Miami, CBS, 10.4/17.