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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'The X Factor', 'Modern Family', 'Criminal Minds', 'Survivor', 'CSI' & 'Suburgatory' Up; Plus America Loves Holiday Specials

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November 29th, 2012

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.8/8 2.8/8 2.7/7 2.5/7 1.6/4 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.6/8 2.2/7 1.4/4 1.9/6 1.5/5 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 8.082 7.972 11.538 7.957 3.854 2.889


ABC and FOX tied for number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

Most shows rose from Thanksgiving Eve last week, when viewing levels were down.

On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.8, up 27% from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor: Philippines scored a 2.7, up 17% from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds garnered a 2.9 up 7% from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. CSI earned a 2.6 up 8% from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, A Charlie Brown Christmas scored a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating up 4% from last year's 2.8 on December 5, 2011. Modern Family earned a 4.7 up 2% from a 4.6 on November 14.  Suburgatory garnered a 2.6 up 8% from November 14’s 2.4. Nashville notched a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with its November 14 performance.

On NBC, Christmas in Rockefeller Center scored a four-year high 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 11% from last year’s 1.9..The special Saturday Night Live: SNL Christmas earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Arrow garnered a 1.2 adults 18-49 even with November 14.  Supernatural scored a a 0.9, down 10% from November 14’s 1.0.

 

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, November 28, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas - R 2.9/8 8.85
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 2.8/8 8.08
CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.7/8 10.35
NBC Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2.1/6 9.09
CW Arrow 1.2/4 3.70
9:00 ABC Modern Family 4.7/12 11.95
CBS Criminal Minds 2.9/8 12.27
NBC Saturday Night Live Christmas (9-11PM) 2.7/7 7.84
CW Supernatural 0.9/2 2.07
9:30 ABC Suburgatory 2.6/7 6.88
10:00 CBS CSI 2.6/7 11.99
ABC Nashville 1.8/5 5.65

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via press note:

 In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night: 
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> * 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," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5. 
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> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
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> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/4).
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> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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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  • J.G.

    4 networks hitting a 2+ in the demos at 8pm. Pretty impressive.

  • Jonathan

    Glad X Factor is up! I knew it would rebound especially since Will.I.Am ‘s new music video with Britney premiered! Britney acted so shy about it! She’s so adorable! If you guys aren’t watching X Factor, you need to Check out Carly Rose on youtube!!! She is absolutely amazing! She blows away everyone!

  • jessie

    If one more person describes a program they like as “a beast”, I will not be responsible for my actions.

  • Tony ^_^

    “CSI” is ~almost (2.6 vs 2.9) pulling identical ratings to “Criminal Minds” and it’s a 10PM show… :o

  • Petar Ivanov

    NBC almost beat them in wednesdays….sound like joke….right@

  • pmill

    Am I the only one who thinks ‘Apt23′ should get the post-MF slot, Suburgatory should be moved back to the post-Middle slot and Neighbours should…just disappear OR end up on Tuesday in one of the sitcom-killing-slots ?

  • ally

    Arrow is a beast

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Feast on these half hour ratings:

    8:00PM H/P 33.7
    A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS ABC 3.0
    SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES CBS 2.5
    CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER NBC 2.0
    THE X FACTOR FOX 2.5
    ARROW CW 1.2
    8:30PM H/P 36.6
    A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS ABC 2.9
    SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES CBS 2.8
    CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER NBC 2.1
    THE X FACTOR FOX 2.9
    ARROW CW 1.3
    9:00PM H/P 38.5
    MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.7
    CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.9
    SNL CHRISTMAS NBC 2.7
    THE X FACTOR FOX 2.9
    SUPERNATURAL CW 0.9
    9:30PM H/P 39.5
    SUBURGATORY ABC 2.6
    CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.9
    SNL CHRISTMAS NBC 2.8
    THE X FACTOR FOX 3.0
    SUPERNATURAL CW 0.8
    10:00PM H/P 37.9
    NASHVILLE ABC 1.8
    CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTI CBS 2.6
    SNL CHRISTMAS NBC 2.7
    10:30PM H/P 36.1
    NASHVILLE ABC 1.8
    CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTI CBS 2.5
    SNL CHRISTMAS NBC 2.4

  • Ted Craig

    There was a new episode of Suburgatory last night? When I turned to ABC at 9:30 they were showing a half-hour infomercial for the Microsoft Surface.

  • Jonathan

    I think X Factor will be adjusted up too!

  • Billy

    X Factor being up over last week’s Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which is essentially a holiday, means nothing.

    A 2.8 for a singing competition is not much. The Voice is so much stronger.

  • John A

    X Factor not too shabby. Arrow holding up very well for CW. Just shows all the losers on the net ie Nikita should be axed

  • Jonathan

    Loving that X Factor was up to a 3.0 around the time the music video premiered!!

  • danny94

    Good to see nashville steady in the half hours the show has found a solid fanbase it just needs to be a couple of tenths higher.

  • Buffy

    @pmill

    Apt 23 definitely deserves the post MF slot its such a good show!!

  • Charlotte Always

    How can Christmas in Rockefeller only be 2.1?

  • Jonathan

    @Billy really? No one has ever said that before… lol! Let it stand on its own! We have this same stupid discussion every week!

  • r0ckmypants

    Loving the delusional comments so far… yes, X Factor is up. It was also beaten by a cartoon rerun that is almost 50 years old and nearly tied with a show in its 25th cycle.

  • Tyson

    Bill is a beast for bringing us the half-hour numbers. :)

  • Ted Craig

    @pmill
    Apt. 23 should and will be canceled.

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