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

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
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 2.1 6 6.98
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
9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.9 7 7.64
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.3 6 10.31
NBC Chicago Fire 2.3 6 7.09
ABC Nashville 2.0 5 6.01


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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  • Clarke

    The Neighbors continues to grow in viewers, despite people saying it would have been cancelled by now. I love it when underdog shows like this succeed. The show’s pilot was horrendous but I gave the show a chance and now I find if one of the funniest and most unique shows on television. I’m so glad other people are giving it a second chance too and I hope the show can make it to a second season (if it does, they should move it to fridays – it feels like a TGIF type show anyway)

  • iMe

    X Factor is having a great season , I had a choice last night like everybody else to watch The Voice or X Factor and I chose X Factor because its entertaining all the way through. To me its starting to get to the point where this show is underrated and The Voice is becoming overrated.

    The only good thing right now about The Voice is that its helping out NBC and its time for NBC to succeed again so I’m all for that.

    Chicago Fire was so intense last night and next week’s episode looks intense also. This show is so far away from the pilot. It’s like The Wire without steroids.

  • Jimbo

    Good to see Survivor back up a little, especially after the best episode of the season. Meanwhile, guess The Voice and X-Factor clash just hurt both shows. And lastly, Arrow is definitely staying around for quite awhile.

  • torylicious

    the voice 4.0 at 9:30 chicago fire only 2.4 at 10:00 and 2.1 at 10:30

    Chicago fire is a Big Flop

  • OMG

    jammer you really do live up to your username lol.

    How is X Factor unpredictable when the winner has already been decided in Carly Rose? How is it unpredictable when just like Idol they got rid of almost all black singers once the live shows turned around?

    And how is it so unpredictable that Demi “has a fued of words” with Simon now because it this manufactured battle has failed with Britney considering she’s so socially awkward that she says amazing at least 10 times a show?

  • Seth

    The XFactor is currently the highest rated show on TV with the word “Factor” in its title.

  • Jeff

    Nashville is in trouble for sure. I love that show but I didn’t watch last night. Too tired from staying up the night before with election results and speeches.

  • Oliver

    @Timmy G

    Schedulers don’t like to move what’s working and risk losing the audience. It’s very unlikely The CW will move Arrow.

  • Jay

    Great news for Chicago Fire. Gets better every week. Knew it would blow by Nahville which is heading the other way. Expect full season announcement for CF in a few weeks.

  • Nope

    please let CHICAGO FIRE/THE MIDDLE/SUPERNATURAL rise in the finals and everything else fall hard

  • Harmiel

    I wonder what will be the ratings of X-Factor when the Voice is not in the air.

  • RyanCanada

    why is the voice on again tonight? seriously? three nights this week? i guess when its your only hit, your desperate.

  • Justin121

    The Voice: 4.3 (3.7) Worse than expected

    Modern Family: 4.2 (4.7) Better than expected

    Criminal Minds: 3.0 Exactly as expected:D

    Survivor: 2.8 (2.7) Just -0.1 less than expected :D

    The Middle: 2.6 (2.8) Glad it’s +0.2 better than expected, also good(great) forSuburgatory

    The X-Factor: 2.3 (Ouch) (2.6) Better, but last in its time period, lost to The Middle.

    Chicago Fire: 2.1-2.5 (2.3) EXACTLY as expected. GO Fire!and NBC!

    Winners: The Middle, Arrow, Chicago Fire.

    Losers: No losers tonight.

    Good night for ABC and CW.

    Good for NBC that Fire shot up to a 2.3 with a none-4.0 Voice.

    Nashivlle and The Neighbors seem to have stabiized.

  • Joel

    I knew Chicago Fire would eventually beat Nashville!

  • LT

    People actually thought the voice would beat MF. That’s delusion striking again. Good for Arrow.

  • Geraldo

    If you remember torylicious, CF was supposed to had been canned by now before Nashville came out and was getting all of that hype and now look at the role reversal. Even when CF was only getting a 1.6s it still looked stronger in comparison than Nashville. This the first time CF had a huge lead-in and it succeeded. If you spin it you’re a hater of the show.

    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – Nashville
    Viewers: 5.76 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#3)

    CBS – CSI
    Viewers: 10.27 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#1)

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 6.77 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

  • Max Vrany

    @torylicious, Retentionista! (And I was beginning to think they’d all left.)

  • vcoolwater

    I am not surprise Chicago Fire got a big bump due to the Voice. But the question will viewers remain.

    We have seen shows that premiere big only to crash later on.

  • Mickey

    Drinking game:

    1) Take a sip every time someone says “Flop.”

    2) Do a shot every time someone makes the very lame pun of putting “Flop” into the title of a show.

    We should all be fall-down drunk by Miller Time.

  • Clarissa

    Paula and Nicole brought more viewers…poor X Factor….dead

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