Wednesday Final Ratings:'The X Factor', 'Survivor', 'The Neighbors' & 'Modern Family' Adjusted Up; No Adjustments for 'Arrow'

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October 11th, 2012


Survivor was adjusted up two tenths and The X Factor, The Neighbors and Modern Family were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime 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) 3.5 10 9.56
CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.8 8 9.82
ABC The Middle 2.4 7 7.9
CW Arrow -P 1.3 4 4.14
NBC Animal Practice 1.1 3 3.8
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 2.0 5 6.39
NBC Guys With Kids 1.4 4 4.19
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.8 13 12.08
CBS Criminal Minds 3.0 8 11.49
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.8 5 6.24
CW Supernatural 1.0 3 2.51
9:30PM ABC Modern Family 4.9 12 12.31
10:00PM ABC Nashville -P 2.8 8 8.93
CBS CSI 2.6 7 10.7
NBC Chicago Fire -P 1.9 5 6.61



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

  • Brandy

    Really ? to 20 yr old males only?!lolYes, GG and 90210s ratings are terrible but it’s not the shows-I believe their ratings are bad for three reasons
    1.CW is still a young,small network and it takes time to build a successful network.I doubt CBS was a hit network it’s first few years in business and certainly wasn’t enjoying the popularity of CSI,NCIS ,2.5 Men, BBT back then
    2.All broadcast networks have been declining for years & it’s been really bad this and last season,even CW is down majorly in viewership from 6 years ago.
    3.GG and 90210 are semi -aginingbshows and shows typically loose viewers as they age so they aren’t expected to be getting the ratings they in thier first season now.I
    I’m in the older end of the w18-34 target demo but I still enjoy GG& 90210 and would rather watch them over SPN,SMVArrow.
    Airing all scifi/fantasy/action shows shows isn’t going to have a broader appeal.Look at Ringer,Nikita.Theyre different then CW young girls shows but Ringer had awful ratings in season one ,was cancelled and Nikita-despite trying to attract a older,broader audience with broader appeal-, it almost got cancelled twice and was at the bottom of the ratings last season.

  • thesnowleopard

    Aside from the fight scenes, death boat drama, and hot women, of course. Excuse me while I roll my eyes at your misogynistic view that only what men watch is any good, or that women can’t like what men like in a show.

    Regardless, what you think is beside the point when what the show gets in ratings is what the network cares about, and a 1.3 is quite nice at this point for the CW in a series premiere.

    Also, if Arrow’s main appeal were to college women, it’s A18-49 should have been even higher. Just saying.

  • Ram510

    If ABC was going to settle for the numbers Neighbors is getting then Rey could’ve just kept Better With You or Cougar Town or Happy Endings on Wednesday. Neighbors will not an should not make it to see a season 2 at these kind of numbers

  • HGFM

    “Was there a verdict in the SVU case? We got “cut off” right after substitute captain wished Benson “good luck”. Is that how it ended or what is the story?”

    Yes, there was a verdict. The jury found Cain guilty of rape.
    Of course in real life that would not have been possible with those facts.

  • Chaz

    Supernatural posted a viewer high. Highest since October 15, 2010, when Smallville was its lead in on Friday.

  • thesnowleopard


    Gossip Girl and 90210 are seriously underperforming. While being almost old enough for syndication or gaining revenue from an archive or older episodes might justify low ratings to a certain extent, there’s a point where a show falls too low even for that. Gossip Girl has reached that point and 90210 looks set to join it by the end of the season. And these were the only two shows out of a large number of similar-themed shows in the past six years to survive at all.

    It’s therefore logical for the network to say that these kinds of shows don’t work for it and leave them to ABC Family, while going with what does work.

  • Chaz

    Supernatural posted a viewer high. Highest since October 15, 2010, when Smallville was its lead in on Friday. That episode of Smallville was its 200th episode. The previous high was Smallville’s 10th season premiere episode.

  • Dan

    People can say what they want about The X Factor being “a flop,” but you have to admit, the show is very steady in the demo each week. It isn’t as great in the ratings as FOX had hoped I’m sure, but a 3.5 is hardly terrible. So glad that Arrow didn’t adjust down! Finally saw the premiere this afternoon and loved it! Nashville was very good too and I hope it can stay at a decent rating.

  • poseur

    I hate insipid sitcom crap… but for some reason, I like The Neighbors. I can’t explain it. It’s definitely not high brow but the woman who plays Jackie Joyner Kersee is beautiful and absolutely hilarious.

  • Marc-James

    @Leoben Conoy

    As much as im glad to hear The CW finally has another hit on their schedule, you cannot right off the success of other shows like GG.

    As much as the ratings have dropped, this show did start well for the network hitting a 1.6 in the A18-49 back in the early days. and I admit I think the writing did become poor and maybe it was given too many seasons, but it did make the network revenue and was shown in over 197 countries.

  • Networkman

    I’m really impressed with CSI being in its 13th season and being able to garner ratings better than many of the new dramas.

  • tv#1

    It’s amazing how CSI is still one of CBS’s top rated dramas. I never could get into that show. I never saw the appeal. Regardless, I bet CBS is happy that it is still doing so well.

  • Marc-James

    W18-34 Demos for this week –

    Arrow – 1.3
    SPN – 1.0
    GG – 0.8
    HOD – 0.7
    90210 – 0.7
    HORRIBLE – 0.2

  • Burke

    When I watched the pilot of The Neighbors, I thought it was the worst thing I have seen in my entire life and that it was written by a mindless idiot and I wondered how such a piece of crap could make it to primetime television..Honestly, I was pissed that I wasted 20 minutes of my time on it..but then I watched the 2nd and 3rd episode. The change from pilot is indescribable, the show is now genuinely funny, there was a lot of LOL moments especially in the third episode. Everyone who wrote off The Neigbors after the pilot should reconsider and give the show another chance. The concept of the show is still ridiculous, but hey, it is a comedy and it works. ;)

  • Brandy

    Crimtv, have you heard about the pilots CW picked up?Alice in Wonderland but Alice is a cop.Sleepy Hollow but Ichcabod and a cop work together to solve murders.People already laugh at them for Beauty & Beast, yet they want more of it?

  • Mickey

    Arrow and SPN held onto their numbers: it’s official, crack open the champagne. 8)

    The CW really needed the good news, after 90210 and GG pulled 0.4s and HoD a 0.5.


    It’s very interesting that the genre shows (Arrow, SPN and TVD) are doing much better than the “girly” shows. It proves that Dawn Ostroff’s direction was the wrong one. Her darlings are not holding up, whereas the shows she looked down on are soldiering on like troopers.


    “When Canada is dead and gone, there’ll be no more Celine Dion”

    Hate to break it to you, but Dion has been living in the States for about 20 years, first an island of Florida and then Las Vegas. And we’re not taking her back.

    What you need to do is pull a Balthazar. (For those who do not watch Supernatural, Balthazar was a rogue angel who went back in time to prevent the Titanic from sinking because he couldn’t stand Celine Dion. The movie didn’t get made, the song did not launch Celine Dion into the big times, and in the alternate timeline that followed, she was a destitute lounge singer somewhere in Quebec.)

  • Robert

    Brandy Nikita got renewed for 23 ep then full 22 ep for its 3rd season so it can get to syndication with a 4th season. Does not sound like almost cancelled. Behind the scenes this show was never in danger because its a huge sell for them international

  • thesnowleopard

    I think that if it had not been for Dawn Ostroff lasting so long, the CW would have made this change sooner. The success of the paranormal angle over the teen show angle started to become evident after Smallville and Supernatural survived the Writers Strike so well, and embarrassingly so after The Vampire Diaries was so much more of a hit than any of the “girly” shows. They shouldn’t have dragged their feet for so long on making that change, but there you go.

    As for Celine Dion, yeah, she originally hails from Canada, but the U.S. produced Britney Spears, so we don’t exactly have a leg to stand on when it comes to mocking Canadian pop singers.

    If Nikita does poorly enough, it won’t be seeing a fourth season. While networks like to keep a show that’s reached a certain number of episodes long enough for it to meet syndication minimums, that is never a given. And not giving it a 23-ep order a second time wasn’t exactly a vote of confidence in its ratings–in case scheduling it on Fridays at first 8pm and then 9pm didn’t put the message through clearly enough. I mean, if the network were really that focused on getting Nikita to a syndication goal, you’d think it would give the show another 23-episode order.

    But hey, even if you aren’t Bondoel, you sound enough like him that I already know what I’m saying is falling on deaf, fan-obsessive ears.

  • Erin


    The fact that people are laughing at them for BatB has always puzzled me because Once Upon a Time is doing fine numbers for ABC. Based on the preview the show looks like it has potential, but we’ll have to see. Shows with a better premise than that have gone down in flames. Beauty will fit more in the dark fantasy genre that CW has been leaning toward than with Gossip Girl and 90210.

    The real test will be if Emily Owens and Carrie Diaries perform as well as Arrow. If they do then the “shows for young women” argument probably doesn’t hold water. If not, I bet in the spring most of the shows they give a series order don’t fall into that category.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “But hey, even if you aren’t Bondoel, you sound enough like him that I already know what I’m saying is falling on deaf, fan-obsessive ears.”

    He’s Bondoel. Blocked 1000 times, crazy enough to be back 1001 times.

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