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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Modern Family', 'Arrow', 'Survivor, 'The X Factor', & 'Chicago Fire' Down, 'Criminal Minds' & 'Whitney' Up, 'Take It All' Tumbles

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December 13th, 2012

Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC UNI NBC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/7 2.6/7 2.4/7 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/5 2.5/8 1.7/8 1.3/4 0.8/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 10.549 7.704 7.789 3.618 3.807  2.379


CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

 

On CBS, Survivor: Philippines scored a 2.8, down 3% from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds garnered a 3.1 up 3% from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. CSI earned a series-low2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 15% from a 2.6 on November 28.

On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.6, down 7% from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle scored a season low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 4% from last week's 2.3. The Neighbors garnered a series low 1.6 down 16% from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family ties its season low with a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 11% from a 4.7 on November 28.  Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 notched a 2.1 among adults 18-49 down 9% from a 2.3 on December 14, 2011.

On NBC, Whitney scored a 1.4, up 8% from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.. Take It All  stumbled without The Voice  as a lead-in, earning a 1.1, down 50% from Tuesday’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire garnered a 1.4 among adults 18-49 down 26% from last week’s 1.9 and tying its series low.

On the CW, Arrow garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9% from last week’s 1.1 and tying its series low.  Most of your predictions were too optimistic.

 

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, December 12, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.8/8 10.21
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 2.6/7 7.70
ABC The Middle 2.2/7 7.47
NBC Whitney 1.4/4 3.77
CW Arrow 1.0/3 3.13
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.6/4 5.47
NBC Guys With Kids - R 1.0/3 2.72
9:00 ABC Modern Family 4.2/11 10.83
CBS Criminal Minds 3.1/8 11.92
NBC Take it All 1.1/3 3.39
CW The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - R 0.7/2 1.62
9:30 ABC Barbara Walters  the 10 Most Fascinating People (9:30-11) 2.1/6 7.66
10:00 CBS CSI 2.2/6 9.52
NBC Chicago Fire 1.4/4 4.78

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via press note:

 In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6;
 CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5. 
> 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 0.8/4;
 "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
> 
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households)
 beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
> 
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households
 and a 0.3/2 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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  • Oliver

    Wow, Whitney rose?!? Back-order coming in 3, 2, 1…

  • leo

    Survivor beat X-Factor second week in a row! NICE.

  • Dillan

    That’s pretty bad for Take It All.

    So everything was down! Not great for the semi final of X Factor. I’m hoping the final next week gets a 3.0.

  • Alberto

    I figured most of these shows would go down in the ratings, since most people were watching the 12-12-12 concert.

  • Oliver

    Take It All totally collapsed without The Voice. Makes you wonder about Go On and The New Normal in January…

  • Jeremy

    Oh my god! Got scared for arrow! Glad it didn’t fall under 1.0

    Chicago Fire on the other hand, I didn’t think it would drop that hard.

  • taylor

    oof for arrow! maybe it’ll adjust up

  • Bee

    oh no. so much declining. i hope grey’s and scandal do well tomorrow.

  • Oliver

    Looks like Chicago Fire heavily depends on its SVU lead-in for support, because that’s a big drop.

  • Mi

    I wish Arrow was higher but oh well.. hopefully it’ll increase when it returns along with SPN even though they both return at the same day AI’s new season kicks off :|

  • Bri

    Great to see Criminal Minds going up :) It did beat NCIS and NCIS:LA in the demo so CM got a shot at being CBS # 1 drama in the demo this week :)

  • taylor

    series low for the neighbors… good.

  • Lane

    The Middle and The Neighbors were both pre-empted in Atlanta for a local news show. They were shown at 2am.

  • Alejandro

    Surprised to see Arrow down! We’ll have to wait for the final ratings of course but is this a sign that SN has been just as good for Arrow ratings wise as it has been for SN?

  • John

    Arrow got preempted on the Philadelphia affiliate for the 121212 concerts

  • Ted Craig

    Neighbors still beat GWK and Arrow.

  • Luke

    Survivor showing X-Factor how it’s done….YES.

  • Max Vrany

    OK for Survivor going into Sunday. Airing after an NFL doubleheader should help it somewhat.
    Criminal Minds ahead of NCIS and NCIS:LA (and everything else on CBS, except NFL)
    Hawaii Five-0 ahead of CSI as well.

    ABC did OK for December.

    NBC doesn’t have a hit in Take It All.

    X-Factor bouncing around at ~2.7. It’s OK at those levels, but clearly FOX expected more.

  • Mi

    @Alejandro
    “is this a sign that SN has been just as good for Arrow ratings wise as it has been for SN?”
    I think so, but the CW could still split both shows if they have good pilots for new genre shows next year.

  • tv_viewer

    In hindsight NBC did use The Voice to prop up Take It All on Monday and Tuesday. But yesterday Take It All was exposed as being not much stronger than Rock Center or Dateline.

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