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.

  • Blackwell69

    Arrow is so cheesy it hurts. Plus the horrible dialogue.

  • Zth

    Well for people who say XFactor’s numbers are consistent – that’s true, but they are consistently bad. Nikita is also always consistent in the 0.3-0.4 range, just saying that being consistent is not enough.

  • Jon 8888

    No, they adjusted SPN down. was a great epis. of corse I dont like amelia too , but everything was good. hope they don’t cancele it it’s the only show I’m watching in that crap CW

  • Jonathan

    @Charlotte Carly Rose was absolutely spectacular last night! The attention she gives to all the little details in her voice in unheard of on shows like these!!! She changed up the song and made it much more powerful.

    Diamond White’s performance for I Wanna Dance With Somebody could be released to today and be a current hit!!! The arrangement and performance was awesome!!!

    Britney is really kicking butt as a judge!

  • rob60990

    American Idol > The Voice & X Factor. Enough said. ;)

  • rob60990

    “Well for people who say XFactor’s numbers are consistent – that’s true, but they are consistently bad.”

    a 2.9 rating is bad? and LMAO at comparing it with Nikita.

  • Jonathan

    @rob X Factor wins in my book because of the amazing performances. You have dancers and big productions. That really makes it more fun to me. Allows viewers to see performances they would actually do as artists working in the music industry.

  • Zth

    Well considering that it’s at least twice as expensive as The Voice, any rating in 2’s is embarassing.

  • Jonathan

    I doubt it’s twice as expensive.

  • Tabacha

    No surprise at Supernatural. The ratings are also a reflection of the previous episode. What with the soap operatic Castiel heavy ep last ep and the soap operatic Castiel heavy first half of this ep, I can’t blame viewers for tuning out. Unlikely, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if the ratings don’t recover from this 0.8

    This is also a great wake up to those lauding Castiel’s return.

  • Charlie

    @ Chalice – I’m a big fan of both shows, so it makes no difference to me, but saying as Arrow has yet to actually beat TVD in the thing that actually matters, the 18-49 demo, and has only tied it once, I don’t see how you can say Arrow is the new king of the CW. TVD’s still ranked as number 1, because they rank by demos, not by total viewers. Put it this way, if the CW issued a list of their highest rated shows top to bottom, TVD would still be at the top, despite Arrow beating it in total viewers every week this season. Arrow would need to beat TVD in the 18-49 demo for the next 6-7 eps in a row for it to take over and actually become te new king of the network. But let’s not get caught up in all the Arrow vs TVD stuff again. Both shows are doing great, which is all that matters, and I’m so thrilled Arrow is doing as well as it is – The CW needed this badly. Last nights ep was great. Hope the network can find some more shows that actually work for them.

  • a p garcia

    Great for Arrow

  • Jonathan

    The CW really concerns me. I feel like its never been this bad for them before… Thanks goodness they have Arrow!

  • Birdsht

    So whos behind these fake Xfactor posts? Is it the production company? These certainly aren’t regular site traffic. Shills paid by someone you can bet. All generic first names. The show is so piss poor there is no way anyone has actual passion to post the nonsense were seeing. The UK and AU versions at least have some talent on the show. The US version is a train wreck plain and simple.

  • Jonathan

    I wish I was being paid haha

  • Jonathan

    Sorry I don’t have a beautiful name like Birdsht lol

  • martin

    wow Nashville is baaaad

  • herpderp

    One small dip in the ratings and the SPN haters are out in full force.

  • Percysowner

    @Tabacha I think it will recover. The break didn’t help and being advertised as a comic episode and a cartoon may have been a problem as well. At the end of the day it is still the #3 show (unless B&TB suddenly jumps a LOT) and is doing pretty well.

  • Carl

    Dean and Castiel spent two seasons not even being able to have actual conversations. If there’s any difference this season it’s they’re allowed to talk (at least before someone interrupts them). Now Cas is back briefly and they get to talk a few times before he goes again. I think this does worlds for the Dean character, because he hasn’t had this with Sam in a long time, and I don’t want to see more of the depressed glowering of last season.

    Cas probably wouldn’t work as a regular character but his returns bring out new sides and just remind me of how underpopulated the SPN world seems now. I think one of the pacing issues wrt/this season is they’ve tried to bring new people in, bring some back, after killing off everyone, yet the introductions are so stop-and-start.

    I can’t see that Cas is some type of drag on ratings. The ratings were fine enough in his other advertised appearances. The ratings didn’t go up when he was killed off last season. The episodes he’s been in have been full of other characters, so if people were watching this episode and wanted anything but Cas, they would have gotten it (all the Sam/Amelia flashbacks). Cas isn’t on the show enough this season to make people flee as soon as they know he’s around. I think they just really messed up with Sam’s characterization and the energy is sluggish. Taking people on profound psychological journeys isn’t enough, especially if you don’t explain the journey well in Sam’s case.

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