Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'The Middle' Adjusted Down

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December 13th, 2012

The X Factor was adjusted up a tenth while The Middle was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, December 12, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Survivor: Philippines 2.8/8 10.37
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 2.7/8 7.79
ABC The Middle 2.1/7 7.29
NBC Whitney 1.4/4 3.77
CW Arrow 1.0/3 3.11
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.6/4 5.40
NBC Guys With Kids - R 1.0/3 2.73
9:00 ABC Modern Family 4.2/11 10.94
CBS Criminal Minds 3.1/8 12.01
NBC Take it All 1.1/3 3.40
CW The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - R 0.6/2 1.52
9:30 ABC Barbara Walters  the 10 Most Fascinating People (9:30-11) 2.1/6 7.63
10:00 CBS CSI 2.2/6 9.59
NBC Chicago Fire 1.4/4 4.87



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

  • haney

    Not much movements.

  • SoCal

    Glad Arrow didn’t adjust down

  • James


  • Young

    Damn, proof that majority of Chicago Fire’s audience is SVU/The Voice shared. Criminal Minds and CSI are BEASTS on CBS Wednesdays, two years ago I thought CBS Wednesdays would die! They aren’t up to par w/ CBS Tuesdays with the NCIS franchise of course.

    I think Chicago Fire just got back on the bubble (as if it ever really left). Where you at Bill? I know you agree!

  • iMember

    Call it an excuse or whatever, but I think the 121212 Concert really hurt today’s numbers last night.

  • Joseph

    This morning (December 13th), the Golden Globe nominations were announced at 8:30 A.M. eastern time (5:30 A.M. in Los Angeles!).

    Perhaps NBC should consider having the nomination announcement be a prime-time TV event on the second Thursday night of December, adding some entertainment acts between the announcement of nominees in various categories.

    In fact, all the major award shows should likewise have their nomination announcements be prime-time TV events, like the Grammy’s have done.

  • Alejandro

    Glad to see Arrow didn’t adjust down and managed to keep over the three million mark. For those interested the mid-season average for it was 3.56 viewers and 1.18 demo.

  • B plus

    The middle was probably adjusted down because there was a special on WSB (ABC affiliate) in Atlanta area

  • TVDxItachi

    Arrow really needs to improve. Looks like SPN helped Arrow and Vice Versa. The show is mediocre at best. I find it hard to believe someone can mess up a show with so much source material. Showrunner needs to be fired.

  • The End


    One episode rating poorly does not equal a trend, should this show continue to show a decline in viewers it will of course be a bubble show, but should the numbers recover, it’s fine where it is. Basically too early to judge.

  • KSWerleman

    Damn GWK repeats really well, very close to some of 30 Rock and Up All Nights lower ratings lol

  • ReallyTired

    Ratings info on 12 12 12 concert yet?

  • Young

    @The End

    The Playboy Club fans said the same thing, look where it is. Cue Chicago Fire fans citing some Fan Excuse Bingo…


  • The End


    You have no idea what you’re talking about. I don’t even watch the show even. The show has displayed a rapid increase and decline in viewers several times throughout its current run. It isn’t a bubble show at all.

  • Sel

    I don’t really know anything about ratings. My question is: Does “The Middle” have good enough rating to be renewed?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Ratings info on 12 12 12 concert yet?”

    Nothing in the cable ratings we got for last night. Perhaps because there were no commercials in the show (guessing, didn’t watch it).

    My bad, I did’t look down far enough. We did get AMC ratings for the concert in the table here:


    Unless there’s a press release from somebody or a note from Nielsen, we’re not going to see anything else.

  • The End


    At the moment it does yes. Although people that are unable to grasp that a few poorly rated episodes does not equal a cancelation show when other episodes have rated well and the show in question hasn’t displayed a downward trend.

  • Clarke

    I really hope last night was just a fluke and The Neighbors & The Middle will be able to recover in the new year. I love those two shows and I would hate for them to be cancelled. The are both quirky, heartfelt family sitcoms that deserve more attention.

  • Young

    Lead-ins are everything for “scripteds”. Unless you’re NCIS.

  • Peter

    CBS. rules

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