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

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  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ““Arrow Renewed by The CW for a Second Season”
    any minute now”

    Nah, renewal announcement *dates* are not tied to ratings. That is, shows with higher ratings do not have their renewal dates proportionally sooner than shows with slightly lower ratings.

  • The X Factor

    Social TV Ratings
    644,416 153,742
    The X Factor Voice

  • Paleonut

    Way to go #Supernatural! Up .2 from last week! Still loving the pairing with #Arrow, the CW finally got me to watch molre than just one show, and by the ratings, I’m not the only one.

  • Khan

    Not good for Chicago Fire considering the massive lead-in

  • cc

    Go Middle. Great show.

    (Non) factor, not even 7 million viewers. Go away Simon.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Frolic in the half hour ratings.

    8:00PM H/P 35.3
    THE MIDDLE ABC 2.8
    SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES CBS 2.6
    THE VOICE NBC 3.3
    THE X FACTOR FOX 2.3
    ARROW CW 1.3
    8:30PM H/P 37.9
    THE NEIGHBORS ABC 2.1
    SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES CBS 2.9
    THE VOICE NBC 3.7
    THE X FACTOR FOX 2.7
    ARROW CW 1.3
    9:00PM H/P 40.0
    MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.7
    CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.0
    THE VOICE NBC 4.0
    THE X FACTOR FOX 2.7
    SUPERNATURAL CW 1.1
    9:30PM H/P 40.7
    SUBURGATORY ABC 2.9
    CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.1
    THE VOICE NBC 4.0
    THE X FACTOR FOX 2.7
    SUPERNATURAL CW 0.9
    10:00PM H/P 38.2
    NASHVILLE ABC 2.1
    CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTI CBS 2.4
    CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.4
    10:30PM H/P 35.2
    NASHVILLE ABC 1.9
    CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTI CBS 2.3
    CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.1

  • scifi

    These ratings should be adjusted down.

  • jay

    half-hour breakdown of The Voice please? anyone?

  • JJ

    These numbers are perfect!
    – Modern Family
    – Nashville
    – Arrow
    – Chicago Fire
    They all rose YAYYY! :D

  • Human

    @ Oliver the Voice is not fading at all. On monday they got a 4.6 remember? They’ve also done consistingly good on their regular timeslot. Some people probably thought wednesday was a repeat. It has convincingly beaten out X Factor though which is good news for Chicago Fire and I’m very happy about that.

  • LisaM

    Garth, SPN went up this week!

  • Michael

    @Tessa,

    I may have missed it, but Oliver Queen’s mother, what’s her motive?

  • s0303

    so happy arrow stopped falling :)

    chicago fire probably could have done just as well as revolution this week if the voice had the same numbers as it had on monday…

  • Max

    So happy for The Middle!! Fantastic Show!

  • vcoolwater

    @Human

    How does the Voice inflat ratings on all the channels? I have never seen this happen. Usually shows stay the same or go slightly down. Usually one or two shows go up.

    This is strange when almost all the shows go up except for two or three.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Social TV Ratings
    644,416 153,742
    The X Factor Voice”

    More aptly titled “Irrelevant TV Ratings”

  • Kyle

    Also ABC has got to be happy with the night though. Their Comedy Wednesday is doing well. Suburgatory is doing better then what Apt 23 and HE did. MF hasn’t hit a 5 much this season and yet we see this show in the high 2’s.

  • SarahL

    Yay, The Neighbors! Nice bump there. It was another funny, yet sweet episode. Amber Weaver is growing on me.

  • Dóchas

    The CW Wednesday’s continue to amaze me. So happy for Arrow and SPN. The SPN fandom amazes me too. This little 8 year old show just doesn’t quit. Kudos to J2, cast and crew.
    Very happy Chicago Fire went up. It’s a little procedural but the Jesse/Taylor factor make me root for it every week.
    Not surprised by The Voice. Awful performances last night so those who forgot to tune in missed nothing IMO.
    It appears Modern Family can do no wrong. They are a beast. I wish I were more interested in it. None of my favorites are beast but they’re good!

  • senor chang

    Even if half of that audience boost for Chicago Fire sticks around, it will translate to a low 2. The show is doing much better than I expected.

    As for the Voice, the drop honestly had to have been expected. I mean, the show is going up against stronger competition on Wednesday with another singing competition, the comedy block on ABC, and a pretty solid CBS. Not to mention that even the CW is stronger on this night. It’ll be back in the low to mid 4s next week once the schedule returns to normal. And that number still beat everything at 8, so…

    Great results for the ABC comedy block, and Nashville seems to be back with the rest of the ABC 10PM drama club.

    X-Factor held up…well, considering its Voice competition. Doesn’t mean that the numbers are good, per se, but tonight could have been much worse for FOX.

    Great for CBS and CW.

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