Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Arrow' and 'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'Supernatural' and 'Suburgatory' Adjusted Down

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November 29th, 2012

The X Factor, and  Arrow were each adjusted up a tenth while Suburgatory and Supernatural were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime 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) 2.9/8 8.20
CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.7/8 10.37
NBC Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2.1/6 9.14
CW Arrow 1.3/4 3.74
9:00 ABC Modern Family (9-9:31PM) 4.7/12 12.01
CBS Criminal Minds 2.9/8 12.37
NBC Saturday Night Live Christmas (9-11PM) 2.7/7 7.36
CW Supernatural 0.8/2 2.00
9:30 ABC Suburgatory (9:31-10PM) 2.5/6 6.73
10:00 CBS CSI 2.6/7 12.11
ABC Nashville 1.8/5 5.69



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


    Hot ziggidy! Arrow up to 1.3!

  • Andy

    Arrow is amazing! Season high in adults and more than 3 million viewers on November. SPN should be canceled!

  • Oliver

    Arrow is a genuine hit for The CW.

    I hope The CW is planning reruns over the holidays to boost its audience. I still think it could perform better than it does.

  • rob60990

    SPN isn’t going anywhere. Are you people reading what Marc Berman is saying? Even those that post on his site don’t agree with that nonsense. If the CW cancelled SPN, they would have to cancel everything but Vampire Diaries & Arrow.

  • Michael

    I don’t watch Supernatural, but CW is NOT going to cancel it…. People should really just stop lol.

  • ZmaX

    great for Arrow it’s so solid! and I just read that it’s getting an extra episode! that’s a total of 23 episodes this season :D

    It’s still great for Supernatural, especially when you look at all those newer CW shows doing much worse.

  • anonymous

    Why would the CW cancel their third highest ratings show anyway?
    It would be dumb

  • Kavyn

    Arrow’s even more stable than HOD. It’s great to see the show doing so successful for the CW. Wasn’t a huge fan of last night’s episode though but the series itself is great.

  • Tai3

    X Factor has that entertaining comedic appeal to it even though the show itself is a joke. You can easily go to sleep on The Voice.

  • Jase

    Arrow was great last night.

    With SPN, I don’t think they have figured out what type of story they want to tell and thus are having a hard time telling it. Given how weak the two previous seasons were, I’m willing to give them some time to find their footing.

  • Jared

    Arrow will continue to grow as the season goes on. Best new drama of the Fall on any network.

  • man

    Cw need more superhero shows

  • Chase

    the writers got really high or drunk and surfed the destiel tag and supernatural tag and just combined their notes to create this episode.

  • Oliver

    I wonder if The CW’s deal with Netflix will be beneficial and it’ll grow in ratings after Summer similar to cable shows.

  • SSucks


  • Chalice

    Arrow is the new king of CW, your move TVD.

  • thesnowleopard

    The nerd rage from the Nikita fans amuses me. A 0.8 for SPN is still just fine (as in, third on the network and well ahead of anything else). And I see nobody this week is quite brainless enough to predict Arrow’s immediate demise, what with it getting another 1.3.

    As for why SPN got a 0.8 this week, well, it usually does a little worse with the more experimental episodes (not to mention anything this season heavily involving Sam’s snore-worthy flashback plot) and when it comes back from breaks. Plus, if a 0.8 is the worst it does this fall, it will be doing very, very well.

  • Percysowner

    Wow, what happened to Supernatural last night? Guess people weren’t into cartoons and Sam flashbacks. Bummer for the show though. It is entirely possible that you were seeing different previews than I did, but I saw NO mention that we would have Sam flashbacks. Every promo included Cas wanting to become a hunter and the cartoon aspect. Considering people were very split on Bitten, the other “unique” episode this year, they may have decided to skip what looked like it would be a stand alone comic episode.

    That said, the Sam flashbacks have been useless, IMHO. They don’t tell us how Sam reacted after Dean disappeared. They don’t even give me a feel for where Sam is emotionally at all. The Purgatory flashbacks were interesting and introduced an interesting new character. Sam’s story was billed as being a romance, which has NEVER worked on the show and introduced a character who was less than likeable on her first outing. I think the show has made some large missteps with the pacing and content of Sam’s storyline. I hope there will be some re-examination of the way the show is going during the hiatus.

  • Carl

    If that had been a Destiel episode they would have been doing a whole more than sitting on separate beds.

    I think the episodes are just a little lackadaisal and the Sam flashbacks are stilted and Amelia is uninteresting. We were given no reason to care about her. They had all this conflict between Sam and Dean without giving Sam strong enough reasons. I think this alienates viewers. After 8 seasons, people might just want to see Sam and Dean get along.

  • Tessa

    Supernatural has one dip (which still puts it above all other CW shows besides Arrow and TVD) and people start wailing on it. It’s so typical of folks around here. Sure, sure, that 0.8 means it’s a terrible show, has been terrible for all its past seasons, it’s at the end of its rope, it’s lost its charm, nobody is watching, it’s all Castiel’s fault (because I couldn’t leave that out)…and guess what, it will still get renewed, whether you like it or not.

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