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.

  • methix

    Ye well if arrow can hold steady until the 5th episode keep up good quality and dont drop of with viewers expect there ratings to go even higher ‘why”?
    One word.

    Deathstroke , this is the advantage shows like this have shows based on comic books , fans will tune in only to see bad ass comic book villains like deathstroke who wouldn’t normally watch the show , and they might like it and continue to tune in , this is the advantage shows like this have. I liked the most recent episode , mainly because i got to see kelly hu kick arrow in the ballz.

  • Melanie

    Woot! Arrow & SPN still rock!

  • david

    Great for the CW. Arrow was great for the second episode. and Super Natural was good as well.

  • thesnowleopard

    Wait…what? Arrow and SPN got exactly the same demo as last week–in the *finals*? That’s impressive!

    I want to enjoy Nashville. I do. But is very, very boring. Nobody’s likeable and I just want to throttle Panetierre’s character.

  • gustavo

    I guess my three new favorite shows are gonna get canned sooner than later:Nashville,Chicago Fire and The mob doctor.

  • Tabitha

    Looks like CW has something to celebrate :)

  • tv log

    NBC! I love Outsource and My Name is Earl! You cancelled them! New crop of comedy is not funny! Please make misery funny! Park and Recreation makes things funny! Up All night! Copying Raising Hope is not doing well! WoW! The baby not used in scripts is awful! Baby cuts your hours on show! Christina and Will!

  • Red Raider

    i say again…Chicago Fire is dead show airing…first week 1.9, second week 1.5….ouch!! by week four it will be lucky to have 0.8 rating….race to the bottom with Mob Doctor…

  • Just Looking

    To early to say goodbye to Nashville. But then again, it probably means The Neighbors get a full season.

  • Lane

    I think Nashville will still air all of it’s episodes I also think/hope it isn’t going to fall under 1.8

  • Lane

    Well it looks like CW/NBC are having the best season compared to the other networks.

    Go Revolution/Arrow, The Voice/The Vampire Diaries!

  • aiden

    fox is the only guilty about the ratings of X-Factor Because the show is very consisting of the rating Normally it has between 3.1 or 3.5 so the live shows will be stable! u’ll see

  • Ashley Crawford

    I loved SVU with Kathryn Erbe from CI last night and I watched Suburgatory later and loved it as well.The only thing I can’t figure out,is thst after 2 weeks I still do not like Nashville,I have tried.I usually like the dramas on ABC the best and I was a fan of Friday Night Lights,but I do not like this show and these actors can not sing very good.I just do not think I can sit through this show another week expecting it to be good when it never is going to be.I do not understand why it received such good reviews,other than maybe for Connie Britton’s acting but certainly not for her singing.

  • Ashley Crawford


  • Ultima

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


    NLCS Game 3 Conclusion (9:56-10:45pm)

    FOX did not have time to show the entire episode in primetime in the majority of the country.

    At least learn to read and think before saying stupid things.

  • senor chang

    Apparently it was the pilot.

  • Ultima

    The fact that X Factor was supposed to be Gone Till November (Wyclef), but is on again on tuesday.. the same day as The Voice makes me think that it was all staged. They did this last year as well so you would think they have learned from it, unless it’s all intentional..

    Are you actually suggesting that FOX has the power to control the weather and is using to intentionally push daytime MLB games into primetime in order to screw with their highest rated program?

    The only way you can think they’re staging this is if you ACTUALLY THINK FOX CAN MAKE IT RAIN.

    Congratulations on being the single dumbest poster on this website.


    10:00 2.3 CSI, 2.2 AMH, 2.0 Nashville & 1.5 CF–NICE

    NICE Uptick for Survivor

  • LoveMEhw

    I’m happy for CW and Arrow!

  • Sid

    Feeling bad for ABC. No new hit Fall dramas/comedies this Season.

    Practice is flailing, Nashville is no Revenge, 666 Park is no Once, SCANDAL shows no sign of growth with Castle and DWTS showing signs of age.

    On the upside, Congratz to CW!

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