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.

  • James Romano

    When I run my own network, on Debate Night and Superbowl, I will run counter programming that will get a 25.0. I have had this dream for years, even expressed it on this site, and the more I think about it, the more likely it seems. Will you make me my own page when this happens, Robert, Bill, Or Sara?

  • angela

    Yeah supernatural I love supernatural

  • simonal

    @Brian J
    ABC doesn’t benefit from The Middle going into syndication. Warners owns the show. (ABC Family will, though.) ABC could only possibly benefit when the series airs in syndication and new viewers find the show. But has that really helped a show since the days of Wings and Law & Order?

  • yragcom1

    Three shows that deserve their downfalls. I was really hoping for a better show for Justin Kirk, but cute monkeys go only so far, even if it’s a bad “Community” rip off. “Dads With Kids” is just mediocre. Sucks for NBC. “The New Normal” might survive, if it doesn’t get too preachy. I like the cast, and it has a nice feel.

    “The Neighbors” is unwatchable. I barely got through the pilot, and the second show was worse than the first. Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito don’t work, but it’s not their fault. The show is badly defined. It’s supposed to be in Jersey, but it doesn’t come off as Jersey (which could add to the comedy) when you watch it.

  • Sean powell

    Man we love animal practice. Can’t believe some of the dumbest shows do well. Last week we sat around the dorm and watched 2 shows. Hope this show stays on.

  • Sean powell

    Watch Animal practice dude. F’in funny

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  • Sarasota Slim

    Supernatural has grown so stale. Le the CW come up with a new show to take its place.

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