Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'Survivor', 'Animal Practice' Adjusted Up; 'CSI' Adjusted Down Plus Unscrambled FOX Ratings

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October 18th, 2012


Modern Family, Survivor, and Animal Practice were each adjusted up a tenth while CSI was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

The unscrambled ratings for last night's FOX programming are also below. This was the chronology that happened in the Eastern Time zone.

  • MLB Rain Delay Coverage (8-8:02pm)
  • BEN AND KATE repeat (8:02-8:32pm)
  • MLB Rain Delay Coverage (8:33-8:40pm)
  • THE X FACTOR (8:40-9:47pm)
  • THE MINDY PROJECT repeat (9:47-9:56pm)
  • NLCS Game 3 Conclusion (9:56-10:45pm)
Obviously the rain delay and forced return to baseball caused chaos and just crushed their ratings for the night. The data in the rating table is as much as we received.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, October 17, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.8/8 10.43
ABC The Middle 2.5/8 8.39
CW Arrow 1.3/4 3.55
FOX Ben & Kate - R 1.2/4 3.46
NBC Animal Practice 1.1/3 3.85
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.9/6 6.53
NBC Guys With Kids 1.4/4 4.41
9:00 ABC Modern Family 4.7/12 12.28
CBS Criminal Minds 3.1/8 11.81
FOX The X Factor 2.3/6 6.34
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.6/4 6.25
CW Supernatural 1.0/3 2.13
9:30 ABC Suburgatory (Season Premiere) 2.8/7 7.54
FOX The Mindy Project - R 1.7/5 4.70
10:00 CBS CSI 2.3/7 10.63
ABC Nashville 2.0/6 6.74
NBC Chicago Fire 1.5/4 5.85



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

  • Honey Badger

    Bye Bye ABC Nashville 2.0/

  • POI

    GO Arrow i cant believe the cw beats FOX AND NBC FOR 8PM

  • layla

    holy cow! i have gotten used to reading the article and looking at last place. i got lost for a min. arrow @ #3 in the list!! woohoo

  • Honey Badger

    Bye Bye ABC Nashville 2.0/
    FOX Ben & Kate

    NBC Guys With Kids 1.4
    FOX The Mindy Project

    all will be cancelled

  • TheFlyGuy2

    @Honey Badger
    ABC won’t pull Nashville just yet, it will have to fall more first.

  • Max Vrany

    No MLB data?

  • Mark

    I’m still confused about FOX’s ratings. On the West Coast, a 2-hour repeat of “X Factor” aired in primetime. Were those ratings completely factored out, or did they impact the ratings we see in the table?

  • CrimTV

    How did The Mindy Project’s repeat rating almost get what a regular episode would get?

  • Max

    FlopFactor down in the 2s like I predicted!

  • David

    Go The Middle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAIL for Animal Practice

  • Honey Badger

    great for CW Arrow
    CW Supernatural

    now if they move Hart Of Dixie where it can get great ratings I will be happy, I do not like that it has to compete with The Voice on NBC

  • iMember

    To be honest, I wouldn’t even think about FOX’s rating for last night. They are completely irrelevant the way I see it. I would think FOX would look at it the same way given how much of a mess it was between what happened in the East Coast and what aired in the West Coast.

  • Moe

    Whew, so glad to see Supernatural and Arrow didn’t adjust down!

  • Remote Patrolled


    Have you been following what happened last night!!!

  • Jane

    HOD sucks that’s why it has bad ratings.

  • iowegian

    Before the Voice sock puppets get too excited. The Fox numbers are meaningless in this case.

  • iMember

    @HoneyBadger Arrow and Supernatural have to compete against X Factor and even baseball, which shares a male audience as does Arrow and Supernatural.

    The truth of it is, Hart of Dixie isn’t drawing an audience, because not many people want to see it other than those who are already watching it. This is why CW is going to have to end their shows like 9O12O, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, and Emily Owens, because people don’t want to watch shows like that anymore. That golden era for shows like that are fading, and fast.

    Shows like Arrow and Supernatural target a much broader audience which is why they’ll do better in ratings.

  • Jon

    Last night’s error with X-Factor is gonna bite Fox in the butt on Tuesday.

  • Ben Thompson

    Glad Arrow remianed steady. Hopefully it can keep it up.

    Nashville will still likely get additional episodes since ABC does have to order more of something. Great for MF.

    Thnakfully NBC pulled AP. Should be interesting to see what Whitney gets there.

  • Honey Badger

    @ TheFlyGuy2
    “@Honey Badger ABC won’t pull Nashville just yet, it will have to fall more first.”

    you are right. When do you think that will happen?
    I say in 3 weeks the Cancellation Bear and his friends Disney’s Country Bear jamboree, will feast on Nashville on ABC

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