TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Supernatural' & 'The Middle' Up, 'Survivor' 'SVU' & 'Criminal Minds' Hit Lows, 'Arrow' Flies for the CW, + 'Nashville' & 'Chicago Fire' Premieres

Categories: '

Written By

October 11th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.4/9 3.2/9 2.8/8 1.6/5 1.5/4 1.2/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.1/10 2.5/8 1.6/5 1.4/5 1.4/4 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.357 9.382 10.504 5.553 3.703 3.303


FOX was the number 1 network with adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On FOX,  The X Factor garnered a 3.4, down a tenth from last week's 3.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor: Philippines earned a 2.6, down four tenths from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and a new low. Criminal Minds earned 3.0, down a tenth from its last original's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating and a new low for fall. CSI earned a 2.6 rating, up a tenth from its last original's 2.5 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle scored a 2.4, up two tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.  The Neighbors was flat with last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. A double shot of Modern Family earned a 4.7 and a 4.9 at 9 and 9:30, down from the the 5.5 their last original earned. The premiere of Nashville at 10PM earned a 2.8 rating.

On NBC Animal Practice garnered a 1.1, down two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Guys With Kids earned a 1.4, also down two tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Law and Order: SVU earned a 1.8, which is down three tenths after its 2.1 premiere rating and a new fall low. The series premiere of Chicago Fire earned a 1.9 rating.

On the CW, the premiere of Arrow scored a 1.3 among adults 18-49. It was also the most-watched CW premiere in 3 years, and gave the network its best adult 18-49 ratings in two years (since 10/13/10). The dreamers were right!  Supernatural earned a 1.0, up two tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.




Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 10, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 3.4 9  9.357
CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.6 8  9.576
ABC The Middle 2.4 7  7.807
CW Arrow -P 1.3 4  4.017
NBC Animal Practice 1.1 3  3.875
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.9 5  6.271
NBC Guys With Kids 1.4 4  4.196
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.7 13  12.030
CBS Criminal Minds 3.0 8  11.352
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.8 5  6.184
CW Supernatural 1.0 3  2.588
9:30PM ABC Modern Family 4.9 12  12.226
10:00PM ABC Nashville -P 2.8 8  8.978
CBS CSI 2.6 7  10.584
NBC Chicago Fire -P 1.9 5  6.438

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:


*	In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3;
"Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

*	At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in
metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People
Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2
with an encore).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25
markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Definitions: Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101.



    527 POSTS WAS MET ON 9/25


  • Joseph

    Nashville way down on what revenge got last year for its first episode- not good

  • sam_genova@hotmail.com

    Not a surprise for Arrow, its CW’s new Smallville.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Pierre: “Candice Accola is hotter than Katie Cassidy but no where near hotter than Willa Holland or Lyndsy Fonseca.”

    Heh, gotta disagree ’cause Candice is close to becoming my favorite babe on TVD, even encroaching big time on Nina. I’d say she and Katie are neck and neck, but both hotter than Willa Holland. The thing about Candice for me is that she seems like such a sweetie personality-wise.

    Lyndsy is a toss-up vs Candice. I think Lyndsy’s the better actress, though. Candice has only been acting since 2007 based on her IMDB profile.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Jason50: “the Deathstroke mask on the beach in the beginning”

    I noticed that, too.

    “He’s my favorite DC character(similar to Deadpool) and I hope he appears.”

    He’s one of mine, too, and I think he may be intended to appear, can’t remember if I saw that somewhere. Ah, here it is…

    “Amell explained, ‘Yeah. There’s a clear lineage with Katie’s character, Willa’s character and Colin’s character. We showed the Deathstroke mask. I would assume we will see Deathstroke, either on the island or otherwise.” He added, “In Episode 2, we have China White. In Episode 3, we have Deadshot.”

    China White is played by Kelly Hu, who I totally adore.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    cooliooni: Emilie was on season 7, episode 4, Defending Your Life which aired 14 Oct. 2011, according to IMDB. She played Mia, a bar tender.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Pierre: “Katie Cassidy is a plain Jane blonde”

    No way. It depends on how dolled up she is for a given role (which is true for most actresses.) She was smokin’ in Melrose. Unfortunately there were only a couple “L” scenes to get the full benefit.

    “If you want to see a hot blonde on that network look up AnnaLynne McCord.”

    I agree with that; AnnaLynne is hot, although she has a large mouth compared to Katie.

    When you get to this level, deciding on which babe is the hotter is a lot like judging the Miss America contest. You can pretty well tell who of the finalists should NOT win, but it’s next to impossible to decide who SHOULD win. :-)

  • Brian

    Glad about Arrow..liked it very much..hope it keeps on doing well!

  • MBmomof3

    Love SPN!

  • KevinUSA USAForever

    Wow, this season high rated shows get lower ratings, while lower rated shows have increased ratings.

    Chicago Fire actually did good, it was NBC’s highest rated show of the night, and it was airing at 10 PM and against big competition.

  • Jon

    Sad to see the neighbors so low. That show is laugh out loud funny

  • tj

    I haven’t watched SVU since Elliot left. Faithful to SPN till the end. Will get around to Arrow. Criminal Minds always good, with the exception of the Prentiss drama last season. Those episodes were not Criminal Minds norm and the season before their rating were topping the charts. They should have left the original cast alone and use Reid more often like they use to. The focus seems more on Hodge and Derrick as of late.

  • gary

    Arrow absolutely fantastic

  • Barbie

    CSI got just about as many total viewers on Wednesday as CSI:NY got on a Friday. That’s a really good thing (for NY), methinks!

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures