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.

  • Lu

    I think that if CSI keeps these ratings for the rest of the season, it will be back. Its ratings last year weren’t that higher than this, so, it can be safe.
    For now…
    On the other hand, Criminal Minds… not good anymore…

  • israelCD

    X-FACTOR isn’t Going anywhere ! Is Outperforming every show in FOX ! So it’s far from a flop. U Will Deal !

  • Raul

    X-Factor is gaining ground !!! it is a good show with real contestants , not backup singers !!!!

  • bluejay72

    The Voice and X Factor are clearly NOT on the same level!
    Where are those people who claimed XF was better than TV?
    Show me your faces! :)

  • bluejay72

    No matter what you say X Factor FAILED to deliver your exaggerated numbers!
    Even Britney herself can’t put the show on top.
    I thought she had a huge fan base?
    Guess it was just HYPE… all hype but no numbers to prove it!
    Bye Bye X Factor! :)

  • Travis

    Rumor has it the CBS Super Bowl selection is Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls.

  • Metal Mickey

    Sue me, but I really enjoyed The Neighbors, the performances were fine and there’s some really good comedy potential in there… that said, the CGI was a mistake, and I’m guessing we’ll hardly see any more of it. The show’s long-term future will depend on how much they open out the concept beyond the gated community, which was fine for an opening 20 minutes, but would soon get claustrophobic. Yes, I have my rose-tinted glasses on, but I’m predicting it could be a (minor) hit…

  • Joseph A

    @Metal Mickey
    I agree with you , if The Neighbors is 95% the human actors , and the scripts are at least as sharp as the pilot it could work , and go on for a full order.
    But that said the ratings should drop to under 3.0 in the new time slot.

  • FOXkid

    I think CBS should put NCIS or TBBT on the post-Super Bowl slot!

  • Luis

    The truth is that some people always look for bad things to talk about britney, that because their idols do not arrive at her feet. where that Christina Aguilera is better than Britney? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk thankfully my idol is Beyonce, she’s great. but seriously, Christina fans speak she is bigger than Britney, is the same as talking to Justin timberlake is bigger than Michael Jackson.
    The Voice is not the biggest X-tina but because the program is innovative and wonderful! I’m in love. The x factor is much better than last year, not because of Britney but because they changed a lot, it’s much more excited this year.

  • tj

    @foxkid A drama in the middle of the superbowl is not gonna work. You want to promote something new or at least a newer show thats fast paced. The millions that watch will be drinking and having a good time. Attention to a drama…not happening. Criminal minds is still good but they need to stop adjusting the cast, get it down to the regular cast and use Reid more. He always added something to all the cases, but the last couple of seasons there’s been less and less of him.

  • UMGuy423

    I liked the Neighbors and my kids were laughing like crazy. we’ll watch the next episode after the Middle next week as a family. I wouldn’t let them watch Suburgatory, so it’ll be kind of nice.

  • CrimTV


    Why would CBS put NCIS and The Big Bang Theory on after the Super Bowl, when 1. they are in their 10th and 5th seasons and 2. they both get a very high 18-49 and total viewing number anyway.

    In my opinion it should be 2 Broke Girls post Super Bowl! It premiered much lower and in order for CBS to make it their new TBBT or HIMYM they need to promote it after the SB to gain more viewers

  • Kathleen

    I am through with the talent shows that are more interested in the so called judges than the talent. Brit couldn’t even sing Happy Birthday to whoever she was singing to. The only one that I think is worth their money is Demi.

  • Riff Rafferty

    Can we compromise… and make it “2 Broke Girls” and “Friend Me”?

    As long as it’s not another reality show after the game. Please, no more.

  • JC

    The Middle is a great show. When will the Emmy’s take notice?

  • eridapo

    Cancellation Bear results up to 10/14/2012

    Private Practice 0.65
    666 Park Avenue 0.68
    Last Resort 0.73
    Scandal 0.78
    Castle 0.79
    The Neighbors 0.90
    The Middle 0.96
    Nashville 1.07
    Revenge 1.08
    Once Upon A Time 1.31
    Grey’s Anatomy 1.57
    Modern Family 1.97

    ABC Network Avg 2.616.

    MF alone shifts the ABC average from 2.441 to 2.616 (a shift of .175 points)

  • eridapo

    If we weight the average by 30-minute spots,

    Private Practice 0.66
    666 Park Avenue 0.68
    Last Resort 0.73
    Scandal 0.79
    Castle 0.80
    The Neighbors 0.91
    The Middle 1
    Nashville 1.08
    Revenge 1.09
    Once Upon A Time 1.33
    Grey’s Anatomy 1.58
    Modern Family 1.96

    ABC Network avg 2.59

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