Sunday's ratings highlights:

" Fox's World Series coverage, though down 600,000 viewers from a year ago (averaging 16.47 million for the night), bested all comers save for Desperate Housewives (19.5 mil) at 9 pm.

" The CW's just-renewed 7th Heaven held steady with 3.25 million, while a repeat of America's Next Top Model (1.97 mil) improved on the last episode of axed Runaway by 200,000 heads.

" NBC's three-hour Heroes-thon averaged 5.7 million viewers for the night.