Wednesday Final Ratings:'The X Factor', 'Survivor' Adjusted Up; 'Animal Practice', 'Guys With Kids' & 'The Neighbors' Adjusted Down Plus Final Debate Numbers

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October 4th, 2012


The X Factor and Survivor were each adjusted up a tenth while Animal Practice and Guys With Kids were adjusted down two tenths and The Neighbors was adjusted down one tenth  among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings. Nielsen is not releasing final numbers for the actual Presidential Debate because it aired without commercials, but final numbers for the post-debate coverage are below.


Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, October 3, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX The X Factor 3.5/11 9.71
CBS Survivor: Philippines 3.0/9 10.38
ABC The Middle 2.2/7 7.72
NBC Animal Practice 1.3/4 4.56
CW Oh Sit! 0.3/1 0.91
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.9/5 6.32
NBC Guys With Kids 1.6/5 4.76
9:00 NBC Presidential Debate (9-11PM) Live NA NA
CBS Presidential Debate (9-11PM) Live NA NA
ABC Presidential Debate (9-11PM) Live NA NA
FOX Presidential Debate (9-11PM) Live NA NA
CW Supernatural (Season Premiere) 0.8/2 1.85
10:30 NBC Post-Debate Coverage 2.8/7 8.72
ABC Post-Debate Coverage 2.5/6 8.86
CBS Post-Debate Coverage 2.1/5 7.01



Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • The End

    The Neighbors >1.9/5 6.32 million

    Shocked about that adjustment down :O

    Next week 5 million, 1.5 18-49. Till ABC eventually pulls from the air.

  • Dillan

    Good for X Factor!

    Bad for The Neighbors.

  • danny94

    Haha Neightbours in the 1 zone already, Embarrising!!

  • Oliver

    Return to sanity for NBC’s flop Wed comedies.

    GWK and The Neighbors will have both benefited from being the lead-in to the debate.

  • Tony ^_^

    And people were saying “Animal Practice” and “Guys With Kids” were going to save NBC Wednesdays…

  • Austin

    The Neighbors did surprisingly well. I was expecting 1.5 in demo and barely 5 million viewers. How was Suburgatory doing at this point in time?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Shocked about that adjustment down :O”

    Shocked Neighbors was adjusted down a tenth?

    You’re easily shocked.

    “GWK and The Neighbors will have both benefited from being the lead-in to the debate.”

    Unlikely. Far more likely is that once the debate numbers for the Pacific and Mountain timezones were subtracted from the prelims and the later viewing of those shows added back, that caused the adjustment.

  • SJ

    Haha, The Neighbors… dead in week 2. Goodbye and good riddance!

  • Austin

    I mean, The Middle was at 2.2, so a 1.9 isn’t that big of a drop.

  • danny94

    Ouch for Guys with Kids, Poor Nbc they having nothing other than the voice and RVL

  • Allen

    Bye bye Animal Practice.

  • Greg

    So much for Animal Pratice and Guys With Kids growth (but at least GWK was steady with last week, whereas AP fell even more).

    The Neighbors is another soon to be cancelled show on ABC.

  • Survivor Fan

    When was the last time that an entertainment (non-news, non-sports) was in the 3’s one week and the 1’s the next?

  • omabin

    Was hoping for a mmiddle adjustment up. But I still say this isn’t that bad for guys with kids, holding its entire week 2 audience and growing out of its falling lead in has to be a good thing. It deserves, at least, the chance to be paired up with Whitney and see how it goes.

  • Oliver

    Subdirectory’s second episode got 3.1.

  • Oliver

    Suburgatory second episode got 3.1.

    (Stupid autocorrect)

  • rob60990

    I’ll be interested in seeing how The Neighbors does next week when ABC airs its usual lineup. Not gonna rush and call The Neighbors dead.

    I’m shocked that Guys With Kids is growing out of Animal Practice. I expected this show to be like the 2nd or 3rd show cancelled.

    Supernatural did ok.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Interesting to see the “dead at 1.9″ chatter for The Neighbors.

    If Last Resort falls to a 1.9, will we see similar chatter or an avalanche of Fan Excuse Bingo playing?

    I’ll bet on the latter.

  • Mr Mumble

    I hate to start conspiracy theories ;) but I wonder if those final debate numbers are really being excluded because FNC beat all the nets, the prelims had it that way…

  • Oliver

    @Bill Gorman
    You misunderstand me. I meant people probably tuned into the networks early to watch the debate and caught the end of the sitcoms.

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