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
8:30PM NBC Guys With Kids 1.6 5 4.84
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
9:30PM ABC The Neighbors -P 3.2 8 9.22
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.5 7 10.76
ABC Revenge 1.5 4 5.2


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.

  • Ram510

    The Neighbors just felt cheap and retro. Part of that could work in its favor (or if it gets cancelled ABC can try this tactic with another show) kind of like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dinosaurs kind of way. However I just don’t see it lasting a whole season.

    But then again I didn’t see Suburgatory lasting and yet it’s still here so strange things happen

  • Hounder

    Why can’t ABC just make a regular comedy like their other Wednesday shows instead of making weird garbage like The Neighbors.

  • Don

    The Middle is one of my favorite shows on Wednesday. Congratulations!!!

  • Martha

    LOL Colin, X Factor ratings are bad, they’re lower than last year when they were considered a flop with even a bigger competition.

  • DaveyJ

    As a fan of Jamie Gertz, I hope that she and the rest of the cast of the neighbors realized when they signed up that the cancellation bear will be dining on them very soon.

  • rob60990

    “Glad The Middle can beat the much over hyped New Girl in viewers and demo.”

    Me too. :D


    The X Factor is doing solid business for FOX its by far its number 1 show in viewers and all demo categories. U cannot compare it to the first seaosn which was very overly hyped and it had the huge Paula/Simon reunion buzz from Idol. Of coruse it was going to be higher. Idol in its hey day with Simon-Paula-Randy was doing 28 to 33 million a week. For a second season with only Britney Spears really getting buzz its doing well. FOX will be happy with it and I guarantee it will get a third season renewel. I think whats weird is Britney/Demi are the reasons for the young tune-in. Honestly I would keep them and ditch LA/Simon. I know this is Simon’s show but he fits so much better at Idol. U can’t fire him because he owns the show LOL. X Factor is not much off at all from the previous week.

  • Candy Girl

    Jami Gertz

    Still Standing > Neighbors

  • Nick

    The Neighbors > The Middle ??????
    That says so much about TV viewers today. :(

    Sucks that MF is down so much. I think this may be the year that TBBT outpaces it :(

    I really don’t see CSI surviving on CBS much longer with those premiere ratings. Ouch!

    Oh Sit held up! It deserved that renewal.

    The X Factor is old news by now.

    NBC’s comedies are DEAD. SVU may stick around a little longer. It’s doing better than Parenthood and on a much worse night.

  • Nick

    JONNYSBRO, not to mention the xfactor didn’t have another singing show in the same week last year, how many people really want to follow two singing shows in the same week? Xfactor is also up against it’s own terrible reviews from last season so I think it’s doing quite well. Also American idol is down 20-30% last season. It’s getting crowded.

  • Bay

    The X Factor is a huge failure. They spent an incredible amount of money and for what? It can’t even get more than a 4.0 in the demo. Its not even above 10 million viewers. They hired Britney Spears to excite people and yet she couldn’t even attract new viewers. Where is her so-called massive fan base at? Simon and the producers assumed she would bring in the viewers and she failed to do so. They promoted this season like it was the first and built up all this hype but it hasn’t even reach The Voice numbers. Just a few weeks ago everyone and I mean EVERYONE said the X Factor would slaughter The Voice but the opposite occurred. If The Voice had X Factor numbers, everyone would’ve called it a flop and laughed about it for days. But now people on this website are trying to convince themselves that Simon’s show is a hit when its apparently not. Yeah, keep trying to do that. Their ratings will still be laughably low.

  • Nick

    Bay, it’s called perspective and reality of circumstances. If they hadn’t made changes they wouldn’t be getting above a 3.0 demo I can assure you.

  • Jimbo

    I will say it’s amusing that a show in its 25th season (Survivor) is just .3 in the 18-49 demo behind The X Factor (2nd season).

    Also, unsurprisingly, Animal Practice and Guys With Kids don’t look long for this world. Both shows were poorly received by critics, looked awful, didn’t do great ratings-wise last night, and would probably be DOA on any major network not named NBC.

  • Brian J


    On the contrary, NBC is in better shape than it’s been in a few seasons. It has a lot of work to do on all nights, particularly Wednesdays and Thursdays, but its Mondays and its Tuesdays are good.

  • Brian J


    It’s all relative. Would any other show be doing better for Fox than “XF”? Maybe, maybe not.

    Also, does the presence of “XF” make Fox’s schedule less jumbled, in comparison to the absurd number of switches it used to make when “Idol” was on and there was nothing like it during the fall? I think it does.

    The biggest problem with Fox is that they aren’t using this show to build any other show. I don’t watch it, but like a lot of shows, it’s probably bloated. Can’t it be cut down by at least a half hour to support another show? Probably, yes.

  • Bern

    If ABC wants a sci-fi shows with aliens why don’t they bring back “V” for a 3rd season. That was a quality show. Bad thing some of the actors already moved on like Elizabeth Mitchell (Revolution) ans Scott Wolf. The Neighbors this is going to be their 1st and last season.

  • Nick

    You forgot to add that the Revenge Recap was adjusted down.

  • Hugh

    I was pretty close with my Modern and Neighbors predictions.

  • rodolfo

    Hope revenge on sunday is a good idea i want this show around for a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!


    The X Factor is far from a flop. It did better in its third week then its first week. Hey it went up against the Voice. Its doing well in young demos and is by far FOX’s highest rated fall show. It will be renewed for season 3. We knew it would be down from last year because last year was panned badly. This season is an improvement over last. Its not as good as the Voice but its solid for FOX.

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