October 31, 2023
The latest weekly sports ratings charts reveal a strong performance by the NFL on Sunday afternoon, while the World Series experienced a decline in viewership. Additionally, college football games failed to reach the seven million viewer mark. Let's take a closer look at the key highlights from the ratings.
The NFL dominated the ratings once again, with Sunday's national window on CBS attracting the most viewers of the week. The game between the 49ers and Bengals garnered 26.06 million viewers, making it the second-most watched NFL window of the season. The FOX singleheader, featuring the Rams and Cowboys, also performed well, drawing nearly 20 million viewers.
However, the primetime game on NBC between the Bears and Chargers hit a season-low with only 15.72 million viewers.
The World Series, although the top non-NFL draw, experienced a decline in viewership. Game 1 on Friday attracted 9.17 million viewers, while Game 2 on Saturday had 8.15 million viewers. These numbers represent two of the smallest audiences in World Series history, with Game 2 ranking last.
In a surprising turn of events, no college football game this week reached the seven million viewer mark. The Georgia-Florida game topped the charts with 5.95 million viewers.
Aside from the NFL and World Series, there were a few other notable events in the ratings. Sunday saw a record-breaking college volleyball audience, while the NBA opening week garnered the highest viewership in six years.
In conclusion, the NFL continues to dominate the weekly sports ratings, while the World Series experienced a decline in viewership. College football games also failed to attract a large audience. These ratings highlight the ongoing popularity of the NFL and the challenges faced by other sports in capturing viewers' attention. It will be interesting to see how the ratings evolve in the coming weeks.
Weekly sports ratings, October 23-29
Only events with at least 150,000 viewers are listed. Household ratings of 0.55 or below are shown to the second decimal point.