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FOX Knocks NBC Off 18-49 Perch

November 1st, 2012 9:46am EDT

'NCIS' Thanks to the World Series, FOX broke NBC’s winning streak in the 18-49 demo last week. It was the least-watched World Series in history, though. The network couldn’t even boast the week’s highest-rated sports program, which belonged to NBC’s Sunday Night Football with 17.73 million viewers. The highest rated game of the series, Game 4, averaged 15.49 million.

FOX also snatched the total viewership crown from CBS, which had won it four weeks running. Still, though network produced the week’s most watched show, ‘NCIS,’ which barely beat football with 17.78 million viewers. The network also did well with ‘NCIS: Los Angeles,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Person of Interest,’ among others.’

ABC was boosted by ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘Modern Family,’ while NBC benefited from the strong performance of ‘The Voice.’

Here’s a look at the week’s Top 20 programs:

1. "NCIS," CBS, 17.78 million viewers

2. "Sunday Night Football," NBC, 17.73 million viewers

3. "The OT," Fox, 16.96 million viewers

4. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 15.82 million viewers

5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.82 million viewers

6. World Series Game 4, Fox, 15.49 million viewers

7. World Series Game 4 Pregame Show, Fox, 15.10 million viewers

8. "Person of Interest," CBS, 14.03 million viewers

9. "Dancing with the Stars" (Monday), ABC, 13.27 million viewers

10. "Sunday Night Football Kickoff Show," NBC, 12.96 million viewers

11. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 12.94 million viewers

12. "Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show," ABC, 12.90 million viewers

13. "Modern Family," ABC, 12.52 million viewers

14. World Series Game 2, Fox, 12.34 million viewers

15. World Series Game 1, Fox, 12.24 million viewers

16. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 12.02 million viewers

17. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 11.61 million viewers

18. Presidential Debate, Fox News Channel, 11.47 million viewers

19. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.22 million viewers

20. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.16 million viewers

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Photo Credits: CBS Broadcasting Inc.

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