Wednesday Finals: ‘The Middle,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Cougar Town,’ ‘Undercovers’ All See Small Gains
Below were the minor adjustments from the fast nationals to the finals with adults 18-49 ratings:
The Middle +0.1 to a 2.7
Modern Family +0.1 to a 5.1
Cougar Town +0.1 to a 3.4
Undercovers – +0.1 to a 2.1
No other changes at ABC, CBS, CW or NBC as far as 18-49 ratings go. A couple of people wrote to chastise me for not noting that Undercovers had no lead-in in the overnight post. Forgive me for thinking that by showing that it aired at 8pm implied it had no lead-in. While I agree it’s tougher for a show to launch with no lead-in, even with the tenth of a ratings point improvement it strikes me as a mediocre to bad premiere when most shows only go down from their premieres. Perhaps Undercovers will be one of the exceptions that prove the rule…
As of this post, @TravisYanan hadn’t posted his detailed coverage, but if you’re looking for the changes to viewers, you can follow him on Twitter and look for the link when he posts.