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Published: Wed, October 30, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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World Series gives Fox more chances to thrive

NEW YORK

An average of 14 million people watched the first four games of the World Series between Boston and St. Louis, but the best news for broadcaster Fox is that the Fall Classic is still going on.

With four Series games finishing among Nielsen’s top 20 programs last week, Fox was the most-watched network in prime time, averaging 11.4 million viewers. CBS had 9.5 million viewers, NBC had 7.7 million, ABC had 6.8 million, Univision had 3.2 million, the CW had 1.7 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million and ION Television had 1.1 million.

Here are Nielsen’s top prime-time for Oct. 21-27:

1. “NCIS,” CBS, 18.99 million.

2. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 16.99 million.

3. NFL Football: Green Bay at Minnesota, NBC, 16.89 million.

4. World Series Game 4: Boston at St. Louis, Fox, 15.98 million.

5. “World Series Game 4 Pregame,” Fox, 15.38 million.

6. “The OT,” Fox, 15.24 million.

7. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.92 million.

8. World Series Game 1: St. Louis vs. Boston, Fox, 14.4 million.

9. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 13.69 million.

10. World Series Game 2: St. Louis vs. Boston, Fox, 13.43 million.

The Jonas Brothers announce breakup

NEW YORK

The Jonas Brothers are disbanding.

Nick, Joe and Kevin announced Tuesday they’re ending their highly successful run.

The news comes after the brothers abruptly canceled their tour over creative differences earlier this month.

The breakup was first reported by People magazine.

Publicist Jesse Derris confirmed the news and said no other details were available.

The brothers told People the breakup was unanimous and came after Nick Jonas told his brothers in a meeting earlier this month that he felt “trapped.”

The New Jersey brothers formed the band in 2005 and built a fan base through their association with the Disney Channel.

Stevie Wonder plans 2 albums next year

LOS ANGELES

Stevie Wonder plans to release two albums next year, including some newly written songs, and he’s working on a third.

The 63-year-old performer said in an interview Tuesday that his first albums in eight years would be “When the World Began,” a collaboration with producer David Foster, and “Ten Billion Hearts.”

Wonder, who filed for divorce last year, said the new music was inspired by “my children, family, change, growth, heartbreaks.”

Rolling Stone reported over the summer that the album with Foster would include reworked versions of several of his biggest hits played with a symphony orchestra.

Wonder also plans to fulfill a promise to his mother Lula, who died in 2006, by recording a gospel album in her memory.

Associated Press


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