Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Middle', 'Guys With Kids', 'Criminal Minds', & 'Law and Order: SVU' Adjusted Up + World Series Game 1 Final Numbers

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October 25th, 2012


The Middle, Guys With Kids, Criminal Minds, and Law and Order: SVU were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings. Game 1 of the 2012 World Series also notched a 3.6, up four tenths from the preliminaries. For comparison, last year's World Series Game 1 earned a a 4.2 A18-49 rating and 14.17 million viewers from 8-11:13p on October 19, 2011


Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, October 24, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX 2012 World Series (8p-11:37p) 3.6 10 12.24
CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.8 8 10.23
ABC The Middle 2.6 8 8.80
NBC Animal Practice 1.2 4 3.68
CW Arrow 1.1 3 3.51
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 2.0 6 6.96
NBC Guys With Kids 1.4 4 3.84
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.9 13 12.52
CBS Criminal Minds 3.1 8 11.61
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.9 5 6.77
CW Supernatural 0.7 2 1.86
9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.7 7 7.37
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.4 6 9.95
ABC Nashville 2.0 6 6.54
NBC Chicago Fire 1.8 5 6.42



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

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Should be fixed now.

  • LT

    Lmao@ Von

    Dude, are you smoking crack? No way on gods green earth would the Cubs being in the WS get even half of 60 viewers on average. The Red Sox finally winning in 04 averaged 25 million. That was 2004 though. I doubt Cubs being in there would get 20-22 million. Baseball is so much less popular than even 10 years ago.

  • LT

    60 million*

  • eridapo


    I thought I did. Damn. Little screw up cause huge problems.

  • Bob

    Yeah for Guys with Kids. I find this show so funny. It is just in a horrible timeslot. Hopefully Whitney will help it.

  • DonnaT

    I don’t follow baseball so I didn’t the World Series aired Game 1 last night and that explains part of the dips in demo for Arrow and SPN. A 0.3 SPN drop compared to 0.2 for Arrow is semi alarming but last night’s episode deserved it! I expected it to Winchester-lite but that wasn’t the problem. The “shaky cam” stuff was making me nauseus and caused a bad headache, the plot was contrived and came to expected conclusion (“One” of the affected people always gets away in this type of story) and the acting was over the top awful from all three college kids. No wonder a substantial number of “Neilsen” fans bailed in the second half because I wish I did.

    I would rate 8.04 the worst episode in SPN’s history. I realize the show likes to do explore different camera techniques and unusual story types once in while, but 8.04 was far from “Changing Channels” or “The French Mistake”. I gave 8.04 a “chance” because it was written by my favorite new writer from Season 7.

  • ivan

    arrow was great!!!!!

  • Lu

    Apparently more than 9 million people still watch CSI.
    I wonder how many more viewers it would have if somebody talked about it…

  • Tim

    Go Arrow.

  • Linda

    Remember next Wednesday is Halloween night…ratings might take a stumble.

  • Danie

    @Bee @Lu

    The question is how many more viewers it would have if William Petersen (Grissom) came back?! In my opinion plenty, but that’ll never happen, sadly. :(

  • IwuvDean

    I kinda liked the epi. The Dean I know was back fianlly. And i really liked the ending. I don’t know what it was, but it gave me the feeling I got from previse seasons.

  • KevinY

    Glad the World Series adjusted way up. Honestly I thought it’d pull in about a 2.9. The 12 mil viewers was about what I predicted. I like both shows, but imagine if Guys with Kids was on ABC and Suburgatory was on NBC. I think Suburgatory would be down to Up All Night territory and GWK would be around a 3.0 with Modern Family as it’s lead-in.

  • CBSviewer

    I want to say the entire world is still watching CSI. This show is the most watched in more than 20 countries. It’s more than just a procedural drama. When it premiered on October 6, 2000 it change television. After that we had hundred of procedurals on TV. If people are still watching it’s because this is a very good show and with an amazing cast and awesome stories !

  • CBSviewer

    I meant CSI changed TV sorry :)

  • JPK

    I didn’t expect Nashville to stay steady.


    CW= FLOP! ARROW?? TERRIBLE SHOW! Every episode a shirtless workout, S. A. is not a good actor!

  • Ray

    I love The Middle. A very funny show….

  • javier


    You’re pathetic. Period.
    BTW?Arrow has almost 4,000,000 clicks on the official and legitimate (where broadcast members and the WB company actually GET PAID)site tv.sohu.com, and it’s the top 10 drama overall (including all those asian ones) this week.

  • Don

    Hooray for The Middle !!!

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