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Wednesday Final Ratings: 'X Factor', 'Survivor', 'The Middle' Adjusted Up, 'The Neighbors' Adjusted Down

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September 27th, 2012

 

 The X Factor, The Middle and Survivor: Philippines were each adjusted up a tenth, while The Neighbors was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Update: 15 minute detail for The Neighbors is below the table.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, September 26, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 3.4 10 9.63
CBS Survivor: Philippines 3.1 9 10.31
ABC The Middle 2.9 9 9.16
NBC Animal Practice 1.4 4 5.19
CW Oh Sit! 0.4 1 0.87
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8:30PM NBC Guys With Kids 1.6 5 4.84
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9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 5.5 15 14.44
CBS Criminal Minds 3.1 8 11.73
NBC Law & Order: SVU (9-11PM) 2.1 6 7.19
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.74
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9:30PM ABC The Neighbors -P 3.2 8 9.22
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10:00PM CBS CSI 2.5 7 10.76
ABC Revenge 1.5 4 5.2

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Modern Family 9:30-9:31 = 5.2 A18-49; 13,112 million viewers

The Neighbors  9:31-9:45 = 3.5 A18-49; 9.936M viewers

THE NEIGHBORS 9:45-10:00p = 3.0 A18-49; 8.555M viewers
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Joseph A

    Given that Survivor is in its 13th YEAR , 25th SEASON , a 3.1 / 10.31 , is rather amazing !
    The same can be said for Criminal Minds in its 8th Season with a 3.1 & CSI in its 13th Season now lead by Ted Danson.
    Those are great numbers based on how long these shows have been on the air !
    ++
    As for ABC and The Neighbors , it would be a huge surprise if it exceeded 2.9, next week.
    ++
    NBC , I have nothing to say here since is any ones guess how low the ratings can go before a show get pulled.
    ++
    The one thing that I am looking forward to ,, SUPERNATURAL , that starts next week at 9:00 PM !!!!
    __

  • Joseph A

    BTW ,, I LOVED , THE NEIGHBORS ,, But still think it will be lucky to hit 2.9 in the new time slot.

  • Eddy

    @ front 7

    That is very true plus Up All Night was by Universal and that survived for the same exact reason. NBC will still cancel their home studio shows if their under performing the only time that really plays a huge factor as far as renewals go is when the show is headed towards syndication. This is a crucial season for Whitney because you can pretty much guarantee that if it makes it to season 3 then it will be locked up for 4 and possibly 5 also.

    @ Dan S

    AP is airing next week as it won’t be affected by the Obama debate so a decision on its future could be made the week after if it slips real badly. Remember Whitney is ready the week of October 15th so it can either start on the 17th (WED) or 19th (FRI) that week. They will likely have to make a decision the week before so they can promote it.

  • Eridapo

    @MoHasanie…

    The difference is market fragmentation. Today there are more channels and different methods of watching television. Thus, as an advertiser, you have to work harder to reach and to find your target market….. In the old days, viewers lack choice so they pretty much watch what was aired.

    Today … They have 100s of choices, and they also have a choice of how and when to watch….

    So if you want to reach them, you will have to pay a little extra….

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @KS We agree, there are lots of demos, even within 18-49 (18-34 is a big one). He’ll talk about 25-54 as a sales demo too, and though I don’t really know about that (for non-news broadcast primetime), since relative ratings are what matter, my take is it’s irrelevant to forecasting renewals and cancellations. There’s very little difference in relative rankings if you look at 25-54 vs. 18-49

  • Ultima

    @Eridapo
    Where is Person Of Interest (Peter)? Today is the big day for your favorite show, hope it does well for you.

    Performing the ratings equivalent of a rain dance?

    If it gets a 2.9, get ready for the most epic game of fan excuse bingo, ever ever.

  • Eddy

    @ Martin

    I’m just hoping it isn’t that new reality show they just picked up called The Job for the post-SB spot they wasted it on Undercover Boss the last time.

    It should definitely be two of their comedies since their going to need to sure that part of their roster up. 2 Broke Girls and maybe Partners if its still around.

    On the drama side definitely POI or Elementary.

  • Feedback

    I want to see hour-by-hour ratings for the X-Factor to see exactly how it is fairing against its competition.

  • The End

    @fringegot5seasons

    I wouldn’t worry about Person of Interest. I’m sure the ‘machine’ will handle things and prevent itself from being cancelled ;) lol

  • ragincajun

    CBS really didn’t do either CM or CSI any favors. I watch everything on the net, and I didn’t see any promos for either of them until NCIS LA, not even any during NCIS. I know they’re both older shows and CBS had to pimp Vegas and the new Thursday lineup, especially Elementary, but a few promos on Monday and during NCIS would have been nice. Also, both CM and CSI has “special” premieres last season with the return of Paget & AJ to CM and the introduction of Danson on CSI. Hopefully, CBS will pimp them a little more when they return after next week’s debate as all of the premieres will have occurred by then and they can settle into a more normal routine with their promos.

    As for the post-SB timeslot, I would go with an hour of 2BG that is really the first two parts of a three-part star-studded special with the third part concluding on Monday. This would also be a good time for them to launch their midseason comedy, Friend Me, after the 2BG conclusion episode, i.e. their new Monday lineup would be HIMYM/M&M/2BG/FM.

  • Ultima

    @Feedback
    I want to see hour-by-hour ratings for the X-Factor to see exactly how it is fairing against its competition.

    Half-hour breakdown (prelims)
    rating – 2.8, 3.3, 3.6, 3.6
    viewers – 8.1m, 9.5m, 10.1m, 10.1m

    The half-hour breakdowns are usually posted in the comments section of the preliminary overnight ratings. Breakdowns of final ratings are rarely posted.

  • Dan S

    I’ve always thought the post Superbowl slot should be reserved for a brand new show rather than 1 audiences already know. Instead of 2BG CBS should look to debut a promising new show but at the moment I have no idea aside from The Job what they plan to debut later in the season.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@KS We agree, there are lots of demos, even within 18-49 (18-34 is a big one). He’ll talk about 25-54 as a sales demo too, and though I don’t really know about that (for non-news broadcast primetime), since relative ratings are what matter, my take is it’s irrelevant to forecasting renewals and cancellations. There’s very little difference in relative rankings if you look at 25-54 vs. 18-49″

    1. My guess is that the increased emphasis by CBS on 25-54 this season is to preserve their “see we won the timeslot/night!” PR messages, since CBS now has competition who’s equalling or beating them among adults 18-49 on almost every single night.
    2. year/year comparisons for CBS are likely going to be as bad on a % basis if you use 18-49 or 25-54.
    3. I agree with Robert that for prediction purposes we’d probably get identical results if we used 25-54.

  • Ram510

    I don’t think there’s any way Neighbors gets a 2.9 next week, if The Middle can barely do it.

    2.6 at best. I just don’t see that show getting better ratings than The Middle

  • THE OLD MAN

    YAY for The Middle & Survivor

    Interesting to see 3.5/3.0 breakdown for the Neighbors

  • HT

    I thought X-Factor was supposed to be doing fine if it got 20 million viewers. That’s what Simon Cowell was touting last year. It’s barely halfway there. It’s very much underperforming – it was supposed to be an American Idol replacement like in the UK, when they replace Pop Stars (AI equivelant) 10 years ago.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I thought X-Factor was supposed to be doing fine if it got 20 million viewers. That’s what Simon Cowell was touting last year. It’s barely halfway there. It’s very much underperforming – it was supposed to be an American Idol replacement like in the UK, when they replace Pop Stars (AI equivelant) 10 years ago.”

    It may be underperforming Simon’s predictions/boasts, but its outperforming everything else on Fox’s schedule.

  • Verus

    The Neighbors surprised me not only with good numbers but it was also quite fun to watch!

  • RW3

    I was really impressed with Guys with Kids as I watched them both On Demand a couple of hours ago. I was sampling every show that’s available On Demand and I found Guys with Kids to be the best among the new comedies. It makes me wish I had watched it live last night over The Middle and X Factor. NBC should definitely hang onto it and build it up.

  • Darcy

    Man, NBC is fuuuuuuuuuuuucked.

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