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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 24) -- CBS' Survivor, crime hours outdraw Game 1 of World Series

A Texas Rangers-less World Series struck out more often than not Wednesday night in D-FW.

Fox's Game 1 of the Giants' 8-3 win over Detroit, which featured three home runs by SF's Pablo Sandoval, was outdrawn across the board in total viewers by CBS' regular prime-time lineup of Survivor: Philippines, Criminal Minds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The Series, which ran until 10:34 p.m., averaged 227,179 viewers, with a peak crowd of 302,905 between 8 and 8:15 p.m.

Survivor started the night for CBS with 240,947 viewers in beating the 7 to 8 p.m. portion of the Series. Criminal Minds followed with 330,442 viewers before CSI mopped up at 9 p.m. with 282,252.

ABC's 8 p.m. episode of Modern Family also beat that half-hour segment of the Series with 337,326 viewers. From 9 to 10 p.m., two new drama series, ABC's Nashville and NBC's Chicago Fire, finished third and fourth in their time slots with 172,105 and 144,568 viewers respectively.

Survivor also won the 7 p.m. hour among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. And Modern Family easily topped the 8 to 8:30 p.m. segment. The second half-hour of Criminal Minds tied the Series for the No. 1 spot between 8:30 to 9 p.m. before baseball won the 9 p.m. hour in this key demographic.

In Wednesday's local news derby results, CBS11 won a downsized three-way competition at 10 p.m. in total viewers; WFAA8 topped the field among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added 5 and 6 p.m. firsts in the 25-to-54 demographic.

NBC5 won at 5 p.m. in total viewers while WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for the 6 p.m. lead in that measurement.