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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'The Voice' Takes a Wednesday Hit, 'X Factor' Dips, + 'Chicago Fire', 'Survivor', 'Suburgatory', 'Modern Family' & 'Arrow' Up

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November 8th, 2012

Scoreboard NBC ABC CBS FOX UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.2/9 2.8/7 2.7/7 2.6/7 1.5/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.7/8 2.1/6 1.6/5 2.5/8 1.5/4 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.300 8.006 10.864 6.993 3.574 3.005

NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice, with a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating was way down from last Tuesday's 4.6 rating.  But, it was airing out of pattern on a new night--it doesn't usually air Wednesdays, but due to the election it did. Despite the new day dip, it boosted Chicago Fire by 27% to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating versus last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Voice also propelled NBC to its first in-season Wednesday win in 18-49 with non-sports programming since Christmas Eve 2008.

On FOX, X Factor earned a 2.6, down a tenth from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle scored a 2.8, up two tenths  from its last original's 2.6 adults 18-4 rating.  The Neighbors earned a 2.1, also up two tenths  from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family notched a 4.7, way up from last week's 4.2 adults 18-49 rating. Suburgatory earned a 2.9, half a full ratings point up from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville garnered a 2.0, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.8 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor: Philippines scored a  2.7, up two tenths from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds garnered a 3.0, up a tenth from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. CSI earned 2.3, down a tenth from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Arrow scored a 1.3, up three tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and it's best-since-premiere rating. Supernatural earned an 1.0, up two tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

 

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, November 7, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.7 10 10.41
ABC The Middle 2.8 8 9.11
CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.7 7 10.25
FOX The X Factor (8-10 PM) 2.6 7 6.99
CW Arrow 1.3 4 3.69
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8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 2.1 6 6.98
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9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.7 12 12.287
CBS Criminal Minds 3.0 8 12.03
CW Supernatural 1.0 2 2.31
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9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.9 7 7.64
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10:00PM CBS CSI 2.3 6 10.31
NBC Chicago Fire 2.3 6 7.09
ABC Nashville 2.0 5 6.01

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via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night  (the New York market is
excluded from these averages): 

*	In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.9/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4;
"Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

*	At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in
metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/5 in
metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25
markets with local people meters.

 

 

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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  • forg

    Happy with those ABC sitcom ratings ;)

  • Bretta

    Oh yea.. also X-Factor is FLOP even with Britney …

  • bluejay72

    Even Survivor beats Flop Factor.
    Lol!!!

  • Dillan

    Considering it was up against The Voice, that isn’t awful for X Factor.

    Very impressive for Arrow!

  • Rarly Cose

    XFactor in 4th, can we finally call it Flop Factor now considering the production costs? ^_^

  • Ali

    I am more impressed with The Middle! how strong is that comedy for ABC! Wow, it managed to hold its own and increased despite being against The voice and Xfactor!

  • r0ckmypants

    What happened that so many shows saw increases against a much higher rated NBC? And I refuse to believe those Chicago Fire numbers; what were the half hours?

    The X Factor in fourth place at 8:00… wow.

  • mula

    @Bretta:

    the Voice’s success has VERY LITTLE to do with Christina Aguilera. Her lack of commercial success in the industry is proof of that.

  • Kyle

    THE MIDDLE! THIS SHOW IS UNDERRATED AND IT CAME IN 2nd PLACE!!! WOHOOOOO!!!!!!

  • soso

    so the voice is doing nice isnt?

  • Chris

    CW – Arrow – 1.3 – 3.69 million viewers

    HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

  • lee

    good for arrow!! great show

  • forg

    Back 9 for Nashville is likely now :)

  • CrimTV

    OMG Chicago Fire rose 7 TENTHS!

  • Bretta

    @taylor .. I think people love Xtina on the voice probably more so than her music right now.. While people can give a rats butt about Brit on the xfactor but would buy her music in droves…. I think The Voice does well with xtina

  • hammard

    I don’t like to cheerlead, but good on Arrow and Chicago Fire. Last week was a dip after all.

    Also this bodes well for Spring. I was worried for the CW shows opposite American Idol but it looks like they can hold their own (I mean X-Factor + Voice is essentially the American Idol audience right?)

  • Aether

    Congrats to ALL except X factor lol

  • Max

    Flopfactor takes a beating WHOOOOOO!

  • Brian J

    Does anyone think the reason for the delay of “The Voice” might be because NBC is thinking about spreading it over three nights? I realize that the election screwed with the scheduling this week. I also realize that the midseason schedule has been announced, but given that it revolves around mostly unproven shows, it’s not as if it would be insane to change it. But if you are leading NBC and you are seeing these results, are you happy? I think you might be, even if the show took a bit of a hit.

    Anyway, I’m impressed with both “The Middle” and “Criminal Minds.” The former is consistently solid and might even be up this season over the last when all is said and done–and all of this is before its syndication kicks in, I believe. Meanwhile, the latter lost very little despite the heavier competition.

    We’ll see how these numbers hold up in the end.

  • Frank82

    Great for supernatural and arrow

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