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.

  • DougF


    Arrow is getting numbers like Supernatural use to that one season it and Smallville were both on Friday

  • Tessa

    @Jon 8888

    OMG I don’t know what they want

    It’s just jealousy. Like CBSviewer says they are pissed that the show went up in its eight season, was moved to a better slot and is outdoing their favorite show in ratings. Half of these people proclaiming Supernatural as the worst show ever haven’t even watched one episode. They’ll shut up once the show goes back up next week.

    The true test is in the Spring. That’s when most of CW’s brand new shows (Ringer, Secret Cirlce) crashed and burned last year while veteran SPN stayed strong and earned itself another season.

  • Zach


    False about no other shows hitting a .7. Hart of Dixie got a .7 for its season premiere.

  • Dahne

    @Zach – Katie clearly posted: “And if you don’t count any premieres, only B&B was able to hit at least 0,7.” So if you don’t count any premieres, Hart of Dixie’s best demos are 0.6.

  • rob60990

    Lets be realistic here. Nikita wouldn’t get any higher than a .5 on Wednesday.

  • JJA

    Too bad about Supernatural, but there will be a season 7. So, honestly, who really cares? At worst, they’ll move it to another night.

    Perhaps Supernatural should stop with the “monster of the week” format. Rather than stand alones, the show should become more serialized AND add some more recurring characters. As it stands now, you can skip half the season, and still you’d know what happened.

  • CBSviewer

    Perhaps Supernatural has haters but it also has a devoted and stable fanbase.
    Plus, the Show has higher ratings than every new Shows on The CW and it’s the most powerful (DVD sales, forums, syndication,…)

  • DougF


    These people will have to deal with Supernatural for another two seasons after this one. Because that’s what it looks like will be happening.

    More episodes of Supernatural= More money from the Netflix deal, more blu-ray/dvd sales, more digital sales, more money from Hulu, more money from the international deals, etc.

    What they fail to realize is ratings isn’t everything for Supernatural. Like one of the producers said CW takes an initial hit on Supernatural (meaning the ad sales for the season don’t cover the budget) but when you factor in all the above it makes it back many times more.

    But the simple fact is more episodes = more money. Besides they renewed 90210 and that show was

  • DougF

    * what 0.6 last year along with Hart of Dixie. So my point is even is Supernatural to a 0.6 for a season it would still get one more season

  • Tessa


    Too bad about Supernatural, but there will be a season 7

    You mean 9. ;)

    Perhaps Supernatural should stop with the “monster of the week” format.

    Amen to that. I know there are some fans who like these one-off episodes, but placing them slap dab in the middle of a mythology run is a bad move. People get into the swing of the main arc and the show brings them down with an irrelevant, badly placed MotW episode. They should at least finish something before they take a break and goof around. See how many plots we have outstanding right now: Sam and his (imaginary or not) girlfriend, Castiel and the Secret Service angels, Dean and Benny, the Trans and Crowley. Neither has gone anywhere yet we’re served an episode about a guy making cartoons in his head.

  • panda22

    lol….pathetic; supernatural. arrow getting adjusted up is great news!….it might beat TVD in the demo this week.

  • Tessa


    You forgot the syndication deal with TNT. And of course I agree with you. At this point it’s more beneficial for the CW to continue the show than to cancel it. Especially considering how few of its new shows have been successful.

  • One eye

    Arrow is pretty strong for CW !

  • Katie

    Thanks Dahne for actually reading my comment :)

    I seriously don’t get the haters^^;; If those people are watching others channel, like NBC shows…whatever happen to Supernatural, it won’t affect at ALL their shows. If they watch the vampires or Arrow, they should be happy that the CW have some shows working well to give the channel so survival chance cause if everything fall except their show….big chances their show will die as well the day the CW contract end…and if they watch shows like 90210 or Hart of Dixie, the fight is between them and B&B, and Nikita. SPN, Arrow and the vampires are out of this renewal fight

    I never understood this whole attraction for teenagers about seeing vampires and young teen girl kissing at school, but I don’t go hate TVD cause the show isn’t for me. I’m glad the CW has a hit that help them keeping alive.

  • Jon 8888

    @panda22 I don’t think so. I don’t watch tvd but i have frinds who watch and tonight they have delena or something ,and I think they’ll get more viwers with that

  • cris

    great Arrow
    bye Nashville

  • Erin

    Oh boy supernatural is down!!…about even with their high last season. Nothing to worry about folks. I doubt it was Cass because he was in the previous week’s episode just as much. I think people just aren’t digging the one off episodes this season.

  • Ram510

    So Suburgatory is this years Cougar Town/Happy Endings…..so what will ABC do now that they have had so many post MF comedies and they all so about the same numbers?

    Try yet another show behind MF and keep the post-MF carousel rolling or actually stuck with something? It time they figure it out, it’s been 4 years already, get it together ABC cause you already wasted away 3 decent comedies in that time slot

  • Vanessa S.

    Wow, look at all the SPN haters crawling out of the woodwork.

    I liked last night’s episode with the exception of the flashbacks. I just do not like Amelia at all. I think they’ve done Sam a disservice here.

    I don’t mind the MOTW episodes; they’re usually pretty good but I do agree that if they’re not well placed they can be bothersome.

  • Carl

    I think MOTW can work if they are exciting enough, well placed, shine a light on the characters. You don’t have very much of that now. I think the main issue beyond energy is pacing – as mentioned, Sam and Dean had a huge fight 2 episodes ago which is still just sort of there. While that may be realistic, I don’t think it works as well on TV. I also think that the individual writers make up their own characterizations.

    Still, the show is doing well, overall, and hopefully the ratings will go back up.

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