Early Ratings: 'The Neighbors' Opens Well But Retentionistas Will Still Have At it!

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September 27th, 2012

Update: full ratings table up now.

Amanda will have the full ratings table up shortly, but ABC's The Neighbors debuted to a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating at 9:30p out of Modern Family's premiere which drew a 5.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Over on NBC, Animal Practice drew a meager 1.4 adults 18-49 rating in its time period premier and  Guys with Kids a 1.6.

Two hours of X Factor averaged a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating.

At 10om CSI won out with a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating ahead of Law & Order: SVU's 2.2. The 9pm SVU averaged a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

An hour of "The Middle" at 8p drew a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating

  • Daw Johnson

    I’d say comedy fans will “have at it” more than the retentionistas.

    Worse than “Work It.” Contending with “Life on a Stick” for the worst comedy pilot of the last 15 years.

  • CrimTV

    WOW so happy for Modern Family and The Middle. Ouch at AP and GWK! Is that SVU number relatively good?

  • forg

    Nice ratings for ABC! :) Wise decision to have Neigbors on at 8:30, it will just waste MF’s lead in but I think it will complement family friendly The Middle

  • rob60990

    I was hoping for a 6 for Modern Family after seeing how high the overnights were.

  • Baqinardo

    I love Animal Practice.
    Too bad the rating is too low :(

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    for those who can’t wait, forgot to add to post, but Survivor a 3.0, and criminal Minds a 3.1 A18-49 rtg.

  • Aeiouy

    I was looking forward to seeing jami gertz but some of the writing on neighbors is too on the nose.

    Good open numbers though. I know people will suggest abc rearrange their entire fall schedule but it is not happening.

  • Concerned Citizen

    It’s okay, The Neighbors will sink once it doesn’t have the Modern Family lead-in and people realize how retarded it is. It has to. I refuse to believe that Americans are THAT stupid.

    And Animal Practice and Guys With Kids are both dead.

  • CrimTV

    The New Normal doesn’t look bad now does it!

  • Mr Mumble

    Whitney and Community fans will be demanding a Wednesday/Thursday comeback! NBC will probably add another hour of The Voice instead!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman
  • Gary

    refreshing to see a dshow that takes risks. “The Neighbors” was funny!

  • John A

    Lol NBC is a joke without the voice. The Voice is the only thing helping RVN and its other comedies.

  • DKD

    I just realized something yesterday that is the biggest flaw in the “retentionista” process. That is that if you are going to calculate that, do it on the “Live only” rating. The time-shifters who DVR’d a lead-in and possibly watched it much later shouldn’t be expected to carry over into the lead-out.

    I looked at the “Live only” numbers for Fox’s new Tuesday comedies and they both had exactly the same live rating as New Girl. The difference was the time-shifters.

    Let’s look at the “Live only” numbers of Modern Family vs. Neighbors and, then, calculate retention–if it’s even relevant.

  • Paul 80

    The Neighbors has a sweet, simple, non in your face approach. A retro show of decades past. It may find a audience . I liked the lead actors, very likable. Don’t underestimate . Hi Robert. Yes I’ve landed here.

  • Hounder

    I’m a realist and that show bled way too much not a good start in my opinion especially since its moving to 8:30p.

    @ CrimTV

    Trust it still does that show is dead the next Up All Night.

  • Babygate

    Perfectly articulated. I was sure this show would be horrible but I was pleasantly surprised. In an age when networks are trying to outdo each other with the shock factor or trying to reshape or influence culture instead of entertaining, TN was just nice, silly fun. It didn’t try too hard beyond the thing about their planet getting too warm, it was just wholesome entertainment which is rare now a days and why it really is a good fit after The Middle. I mean, I can’t believe it matched The X Factor. Wow.

  • Rick

    My family really liked The Neighbors. We are setting a season DVR recording for it. Can’t say the same for Mindy Project or Elementary.

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