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Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Chicago Fire' Rises to Tie Series Debut, 'The X Factor' Dips + 'The Middle' & 'Arrow' Down

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December 7th, 2012

 

NOTE: These are final ratings for Wednesday, and since we did not see any preliminary numbers, there will be no adjustments.

FOX won the night with adults 18-49, but CBS led with total viewers.

On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.8, down a tenth from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor: Philippines scored a 2.9, up two tenths from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds garnered a 3.0, up a tenth from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Grammy Nominations Concert earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating

On ABC, The Middle scored a 2.3, down three tenths from its last 2.6 adults 18-49 rating The Neighbors was even with its last original's 1.9 three weeks ago.  Suburgatory garnered a 2.2, down three tenths from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville notched a 1.9, up from its last originals 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Whitney earned a 1.3, up from its last original's 1.1. Guys With Kids earned a 1.4, up three tenths from a 1.1 two weeks ago. Law And Order: SVU notched a 1.6, up three tenths from its last 1.3. Chicago Fire earned a 1.9, up half a ratings point from its last original's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating and tying its series debut.

On the CW, Arrow garnered a 1.1, down two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Supernatural scored a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's  0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, December 5, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.9 8 10.638
FOX The X Factor (8-10 PM) 2.8 8 8.253
ABC The Middle 2.3 7 7.98
NBC Whitney 1.3 4 3.921
CW Arrow 1.1 3 3.348
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8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.9 5 6.422
NBC Guys With Kids 1.4 4 3.593
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9:00 PM CBS Criminal Minds 3.0 8 11.326
ABC Modern Family -R 2.9 8 8.356
NBC Law And Order SVU 1.6 4 6.155
CW Supernatural 0.9 3 2.058
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9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.2 6 6.087
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10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 1.9 5 7.21
ABC Nashville 1.9 5 5.951
CBS The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! 1.5 4 5.408

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

 
  • Tessa

    @Mickey

    The Dean Winchester I know and love would not leave Cas for dead, make Sam believe Cas is dead, and hypocritically blame Sam for not looking when Dean himself is also not looking.

    Are we talking about the same Dean Winchester that left Cas in a ring of fire while a cloud of demons was coming? The one who straight out asked Death to “Kill him already!” referring to Cas? The one who left him broken in an insane asylum with only a mercurial demon as protection? That Dean Winchester? I’d say considering how the previous showrunner portrayed him it was out of character for him to even look for Cas in purgatory, forget trying to get him out afterwards. Carver already gave us too much.

    But I agree that it was incredibly hypocritical of him to accuse Sam of not looking for him when he himself did nothing to get Cas out. In fact every time he railed on Sam for that I chanted to Sam, “Ask him why he isn’t looking for Cas. Ask him.” Of course Cas would absolve him right away. That angel would lie prostrate on a bed of hot coals if Dean said he needed to cross it.

  • MattS

    WHY aren’t people watching Nashville???? It is SO GOOD, especially this week’s ep. Grrr…

  • SickToTheBackTeethOfItAll

    @KS

    …So, Supernatural got a 0.9 for its worst episode ever

    Castiel is the only character I am hating less this season. Amanda Tapping has finally breathe some life into that otherwise boring character.

    I want this stupid pointless brotherly angst to come down.

    ..healthier and more respectful relationship, than the pathetic one we are seeing right now on the show

    He is definitely going to avenge Martin’s death and as a result we would get a few more boring episodes.

    there are lot other things I am hating on this show right now

    Are you a fan or just a hater disguised as a fan? I come here to check on the ratings for SPN each week and always know in advance what I’ll find in the comments section. YOU moaning.

  • Reed Addison

    @ Bobby

    The one positive thing that I noticed right off the bat for Chicago Fire and this is when I knew it wouldn’t be the next Prime Suspect like somebody brilliantly mentioned on the previous page was that the show usually holds its audience at the half-hour mark very well.

    10:00p – NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 7.22 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#2)

    10:30p – NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 7.20 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#1)

    That means that people like what they see and its growing out of its lead-in not dropping. That is a keeper of a show. NBC is honestly lucky to even have a show like that on its roster. They could’ve easily had the next Prime Suspect with Chicago Fire being cancelled at this point already.

    One of the reasons why I had my doubts about the show was NBC’s inability to establish any procedurals against CBS. I think going the firefighter route instead of the cop route was a brilliant idea. I think NBC can capitalize off of this in the future if they make a spin-off of Chicago Fire focusing either on the medical or police forces.

  • kendall

    Dean’s not perfect but I don’t get the one sided criticism he’s getting when both sides are at fault. I can only think some fans are heightening Dean’s douchey stuff to deflect from Sam’s douchey stuff and if I’m honest I’m finding Sam the most unlikeable this season.

    Dean sent that text which was a douchey move but Sam let his unconscious brother be handcuffed and left in a motel room while he went to kill his friend and left an unstable hunter to fend for himself when he stole his car. Yes he was running to help a ‘damsel in distress’ but he could have taken a few seconds to grab Martin since it’s his fault Martin was dragged into this mess.

    It seems Sam’s more about revenge for Amy then not trusting Benny, he’s let other vampires and werewolves go on much less but Sam fans overlook when he’s doing something wrong or always have an excuse which usually swings round to blaming Dean.

    @Mickey – Dean already tried to do all he could to get Cas out of Purgatory and it didn’t work. Sam didn’t try anything. Not the same.

  • silver

    @KS

    It’s pretty clear you hate Dean and love Sam and it seems every week you dislike the Dean story and whine about Sam. Sam’s had a story for 7 years. How about Dean do something besides wipe Sam’s nose?

    The episode was one of the best yet. Very suspenseful, except for the boring Sameliadon story, in which the only good actor out of that triangle is Don, and he’s also the most likable.

  • silver

    Dean sendind the text was a smart thing to do. What was douchy was Sam telling Martin about Benny, then sicking Martin on Benny who was innocent, then ditching Martin in a forest with vampires. Sam is the one that is to blame for Martin’s death and the sad thing is that Dean was pretty sure Sam would go behind his back and took precautions.

    What’s hilarious is that anytime Sam does something wrong, all I hear is the Sam fans saying that both of they guys are wrong. When Dean does something wrong, it’s only Dean’s fault and he gets crucified. Yeah, so fair.

  • silver

    @Tessa
    “”But I agree that it was incredibly hypocritical of him to accuse Sam of not looking for him when he himself did nothing to get Cas out. In fact every time he railed on Sam for that I chanted to Sam, “Ask him why he isn’t looking for Cas. Ask him.” Of course Cas would absolve him right away. That angel would lie prostrate on a bed of hot coals if Dean said he needed to cross it.””

    Sam didn’t even bother to find out if Dean was still alive or anything. He just took off, and pretended that Dean was dead so life goes on.

    Dean spent the year looking for Cas in purgatory and did everything in his power to get Cas out ,and Cas refused to leave. That’s not on Dean and as usual, Sam does something wrong and Dean gets the blame because perfetly perfect Sam can’t ever be wrong without Dean being wrong also.

    Sam, the poor wounded baby bird. Pft.

  • kendall

    @DonnaT – I don’t understand about Dean ‘having the right’ to a false memory. He can’t exactly give himself permission to have a false memory and he felt guilty as hell when he thought he left Cas behind even after doing all he could. Sam didn’t look for Dean and showed no guilt that he hadn’t even tried, then he had a go at Dean for being hurt and calling him on it. The situations aren’t close to being the same thing. Dean looked for ways to get Sam out of the Cage and expected Sam to do the same kind of thing for him and he didn’t. Maybe there is more to come that explains Sam’s inaction but those are the facts right now.
    Dean’s feeling hurt and betrayed and as a result he’s trying to hurt Sam back, it’s not mature, it’s not right but it comes from raw emotion stemming from believing Sam gave up on him, something I think is OOC for Sam in the first place.

  • Tessa

    @silver

    Dean spent the year looking for Cas in purgatory and did everything in his power to get Cas out ,and Cas refused to leave. That’s not on Dean and as usual, Sam does something wrong and Dean gets the blame because perfetly perfect Sam can’t ever be wrong without Dean being wrong also.

    Trust me, I loved that part. That’s why I like this season already more than the last. It’s just the question at the back of my mind as to why when Dean came out of purgatory he didn’t consider his own helplessness in saving Cas and apply it to Sam. I mean, at least he knew where Cas was so he had a starting point. Sam had no idea if Dean was even alive. I’m not defending his actions not even looking but in my world Sam got depressed. He got tired of this constant misfortune and said the hell with it, I’m going to accept Dean is dead and move on because I can’t stand this emotional pain anymore.

  • Mr Mumble

    8-9pm Wednesday is an easy slot. Up All Night did far better at 8:30 on Wednesday last fall than it did at 9:30 on Thursday in the spring. Both Whitney and Guys With Kids are near certain cancellations.

  • KS

    @SickToTheBackTeethOfItAll

    Then better don’t read my comments at all. Do something more productive than reading my negative and grammatically incorrect comments. Or spend time reading positive comments, if there are any. I am anything but Supernatural hater. Otherwise I wouldn’t have been here in the first place and I don’t really discuss about any other show as much as I discuss Supernatural. This WAS my favorite show and I am criticizing it because it is not the same as it was once before.

    @Silver

    Supernatural is about Dean taking care of Sam. That is the best part I like about the show. If you don’t like this part, I wonder why you watched this show or you must have been bored to hell in the first 6 seasons. I personally don’t care much about individual lives of both Sam and Dean. Like I already said, Dean may have BFFs, Girl friends and boy friends. But that is not the part what I want to see on this show and same with same. Supernatural is the story of Sam and Dean and how they fight the monsters. I completely support Dean having life besides Sam, but I don’t want to see that onscreen. I want only Sam and Dean dynamics on screen. I made myself clear and you please stop putting me under your own hypothetical groups. I don’t belong to any of them and I watch the show as a whole.

    I said BOTH SAM AND DEAN needs good personal story arc which has been missing since the past few seasons. I included your favorite character Dean in my request list. Then what exactly is your problem? Yes, Dean getting a Supernatural story is something I don’t like. I want him to remain on the human side than becoming demonic. That’s my opinion.

  • kendall

    @KS you and other Sam fans posing as bi-bro don’t care about Dean getting a decent story only Sam. You want Dean to be the human story because that’s the one that’s usually on the sidelines while the story and action centers round Sam the Supernatural but no doubt it will swing Sam fans way as always and any story about Dean and Purgatory has already been pretty much dumped in favor of Samelia.

    S1-S5 Sam’s arc and place in the mythology was nicely completed. Dean’s got dumped and it’s since been admitted they dumped Dean’s being Michael’s vessel and his role in the finale to set up Gamble’s season 6 when they were picked up.

    S6 was all about Sam’s soul or Sam’s wall, so much so that if you made a drinking game out of how many times they mentioned it you’d need a liver transplant, ending in a Sam-centric finale that Dean was hardly part of same as Swan Song. Lisa and Ben for all the complaining were only in about 4 episodes and that was Dean’s entire story of that season.

    S7 Sam’s hallucinating Lucifer which is sending him slowly crazy stretching his post-hell storyline to 2 seasons. Dean had a drink problem? They showed him drinking from Bobby’s flask a lot but then up pops Bobby and Dean’s apparent drink problem disappears because they were actually just setting up Bobby’s story. Dean’s personal arc was just ongoing depression and guilt that by that point was an ingrained character trait not a storyline.

    Dean has ALWAYS been royally screwed in terms of story while Sam’s stories have been steeped in the mythology and have always been carried through to a decent conclusion. Purgatory was a great chance of bringing Dean into the mythology but instead it’s a separate arc, more about Benny than Dean and now it’s probably over.

  • KS

    @Tessa
    That angel would lie prostrate on a bed of hot coals if Dean said he needed to cross it.

    This is exactly why I hated Castiel in the past and even now I hate that aspect of him. Him being over-protective of Winchesters serves no purpose nor it brings any beauty to the character or the show. I want Castiel to be a superhero, not Winchester’s pet dog. And I want a story of his OWN. when I say ‘His Own’ with his own ideas, not serving the desires of Winchesters.

  • Alejandro

    @ KS This is exactly why I hated Castiel in the past and even now I hate that aspect of him. Him being over-protective of Winchesters serves no purpose nor it brings any beauty to the character or the show. I want Castiel to be a superhero, not Winchester’s pet dog. And I want a story of his OWN. when I say ‘His Own’ with his own ideas, not serving the desires of Winchesters.

    Well I enjoy that Dean and Sam have someone he can depend on and who cares for him! But thats what we are getting! With the character showing signs of progressing through his own redemption journey, and then we have the whole Naomi side plot for the character? O.o

  • SickToTheBackTeethOfItAll

    @KS

    Then better don’t read my comments at all. Do something more productive than reading my negative and grammatically incorrect comments. Or spend time reading positive comments, if there are any. I am anything but Supernatural hater. Otherwise I wouldn’t have been here in the first place and I don’t really discuss about any other show as much as I discuss Supernatural. This WAS my favorite show and I am criticizing it because it is not the same as it was once before.

    Take your own advice and do something more productive yourself rather than watching a show you have to bash, badmouth, hate and rag on constantly. There’s passionate and then there’s being negative for the sake of being negative. I do try to focus on the positive comments, but your spam-ish moaning tends to railroad the conversation more often than not.

    You are a hater. You couldn’t even make it through the above paragraph without slating the show at the end.

  • KS

    @kendall

    Okay. Let us come in the other way. Please tell, me what exactly you want for Dean? What is your idea of good arc for Dean?

  • DonnaT

    Kendall, I think you’re misunderstanding me (and Mickey’s reasoning IF I am interrupting incorrectly – BTW I don’t know Mickey). Of course Dean couldn’t literally implant himself with “fake memories” but what he could do – subconsciously – is insulate himself from the pain of Cas’s rejecting his help (hand)because Cas chose to remain in Purgatory to do penance but couldn’t bring himself to tell Dean until literally the last moment. In other words Dean knew that Cas was *still alive* but in a precarious state but chose to tell himslf and Sam that Cas was dead. Dean *DID* everything he could to get Cas out, that’s not in dispute.

    If Dean was aware on even a “buried deep level” that Cas was still alive when Dean escaped with Benny, he has no right to condemn Sam for not looking for him when Dean didn’t look for a way to save Cas – when Dean came out of Purgatory.

    For what it’s worth I detest the “Sam didn’t look for Dean” storyline with a passion.

  • zoe

    @KS Nothing personal against you but I HATE when people pigeon hole Dean in that care-taker role as if he unimportant as an individual character when he’s not tied to Sam’s apron strings, you’re only loving one version of Dean, the one that revolves round Sam but he’s not just Sam’s brother, he’s worth more than that. He’s an intriguing, engaging character with so much unexplored story potential and Jensen’s an amazing actor who deserves to explore different things with the character he’s played for 8 years now.

    I hope you don’t claim to be a bi-bro because that implies loving both characters equally not loving Sam when Sam’s story is about Sam and only being interested in Dean when Dean’s about Sam. That’s the biggest gripe I have with so-called bi-bros because they always think they’re taking the highroad and being fair.

  • KS

    @Alejandro

    I honestly didn’t get you. What exactly are you trying to say? Let me guess, are you saying that, we are getting the kind of Castiel I wished?

    Yes, that is why I started liking him from the last few minutes of episode 7.

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