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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

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

 
  • eridapo

    Seinfeld has made over 2.7 Billion dollars since it went to syndication.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/einfeld_rakes_in_bil_RFu9jOStArywzQ8I5rSvAJ#ixzz0qBVGY2Er

    Imagine how much CSI, L&O, NCIS, TAAHM, TBBT, and other shows currently in or just about to go into syndication make or will be making.

    This is why syndication is important….

  • alexjones

    @guy
    well the show on FOX was a repeat and the one NBC has just been cancelled, so it’s not much to get thet excited about.

  • iowegian

    Fox owes all of their viewers an apology. Whoever was making the programming decisions last night should be fired.

  • Austin Lauran

    I have a good idea for NBC to have high rated shows again:

    Get rid of all the non-cop dramas and non-laugh track sitcoms at the end of the season and replace them with cop shows and laugh track sitcoms for the 2013-2014 TV season. Isn’t that why CBS is #1? Or the NBC execs could pick up the type of shows that are on ABC that appeal to females (No offense, I’m starting to watch Modern Family and The Middle).

  • Tony ^_^

    FOX numbers are a mess…

    A “Ben and Kate” repeat got the same rating as this week’s episode but more viewers.

    “X-Factor” was new? Or was it a repeat?

    And you say “The Mindy Project” aired for 7 minutes. Sooo… It got a 1.7 for those 7 minutes? Or is 1.7 what that half hour got regardless of what aired?

  • Holly

    @iowegian,

    FOX would like to sincerely apologize for their inability to control the weather. Such incompetence is surely not to be tolerated.

  • Michael

    I would love to see Mark Pedowitz facial expression when Wednesday/Thursday ratings come in. I’m sure, his expression is GIF worthy lol!

  • Honey Badger

    @ eridapo Thank You for the info.

    Seinfeld has made over 2.7 Billion dollars since it went to syndication.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/einfeld_rakes_in_bil_RFu9jOStArywzQ8I5rSvAJ#ixzz0qBVGY2Er

    Imagine how much CSI, L&O, NCIS, TAAHM, TBBT, and other shows currently in or just about to go into syndication make or will be making.

    This is why syndication is important

  • MARSEPH

    Arrow beating both NBC and FOX is so humiliating for those nets.

    Whitney returning will hurt the Middle, sorry but they share an audience. The Middle will win but it will probably drop to low 2′s (2.1-2.4) while Whitney should come-in at high 1′s (1.7-1.9). Not a big gap

  • Guy

    @alexjones

    Not all that excited *for* The CW if that’s what you mean; more like shocked at how bad the programming went for NBC and Fox — though I don’t completely know what the whole hullabaloo happened there :)

  • eridapo

    @ Bill

    Here is data for ALCS

    ALCS Game 4: N.Y. Yankees @ Detroit [rainout] (TBS, 8:00-8:35)
    3.682 million viewers, 1.1 A18-49

  • iowegian

    3.8 rating at the beginning of X Factor. So that’s a better indicator of the show’s viewers.

  • Austin Lauran

    @MARSEPH

    Which audience are they both targeting?

  • Flame

    Baseball killed the Singing Star – this week

  • mayorofsmpleton

    eridapo,
    Seinfeld and Friends are a still a bit of an exception to the rule. The ratings for reruns of them do extremely well (The Simpsons and Family Guy too) even years after they’ve left the airwaves. Most hourlong shows don’t do nearly as well (CSI and NCIS and other “of the week” dramas certainly do better than heavily serialized ones though).

  • Gaius Bolling

    Nashville needs to level off. it’s a good show. i mean hell move it to sunday and cut your losses with 666 park avenue

  • MARSEPH

    @Ausin Lauran

    females

  • iowegian

    Holly, its not the weather that’s the problem. Its showing programs not on the schedule and then going to regular programming, then stopping in the middle of an episode to show another program not on the schedule without explanation. Look at the start and stop times.

  • were123

    Ben&Kate repeated well, could there be any hope for that show? Maybe, yet it’s still likely to be cancelled. The Mindy Project looks like a safe bet though!

  • Brandy

    If Nashville continues to loss audience they should put it behind Revenge.Looks like putting a family comedy behind Modern Family still equaled weak retention.

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