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.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    The stupid part was running a sports game when said radar and forecasters were telling you it would likely be rained out for two hours… Morons…

  • Mickey


    Are you the same Martine who came here last spring, kept saying how dismally Supernatural was doing in the ratings in spite of the fact everyone (not just SPN fans) was explaining that shows are compared to other shows on the same network, and comparing CW shows to the big four networks is apples to oranges, and that it is the demo that counts and not total viewers, and that SPN was the second-highest rated show on the CW and was considered by the experts a sure thing for renewal? And refused to listen to all the explanations and went over to a TV Guide forum to tell everyone how SPN fans refuse to listen when you try to tell them how badly it is doing in the ratings? Because we got a good laugh about that. Ah, irony. You are even funnier when the one committing the irony is oblivious to it.

    If that was you, glad to see you are now actually asking questions about what the ratings mean and getting the hang of it.

  • Mickey

    I was certain Arrow and SPN would dip after last week’s premiere high, so I’m doubly happy to see they held steady as a rock. Pedowitz can pat himself on the back. Although he still has a lot of work to do, he managed to create a new high-rated night on the CW, which is something Dawn Ostroff never managed, except for the one hit of TVD.

    Unless Carrie gets really high ratings, the fact Emily rated a 0.6 and all the young-women-oriented shows are rating lower, I think this success cements a move towards more genre shows.

    SPN is back to its ratio of roughly 2 million viewers per 1.0 in the demo. Arrow is still skewing older at 2.7 per 1.0, but it’s younger than last week as it dropped in total viewers but held on to its demo. So looks like it’s the older people who didn’t stick around.

    Considering SPN is the oldest show on the network and in its 8th season, and in the toughest timeslot against the top-rated shows, it’s pretty remarkable it’s the third highest rated.

    I never realized Criminal Minds gets such high ratings. You never hear about it. It’s like NCIS.

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