via press note:
Please note: Ratings for Wednesday’s Presidential Debate will be “sustained” by Nielsen.
At 8pm opposite Fox’sand CBS’ : Philippines, ABC’s The Middle beat out its NBC comedy competition ( ) by 2.7 million viewers and by 47% in Adults 18-49. In addition the ABC comedy bested in both Adults 18-34 (+7%) and Women 18-34 (+13%).
Retaining an impressive 91% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 8:30pm and 94% in Women 18-34, against the second half-hours of X Factor and , ABC’s defeated its freshman comedy competition (NBC’s ) by double digits in Total Viewers (+20%) and young adults (+11%).