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.

  • a p garcia

    Ouch for TM and glad Arrow wasn’t adjusted down.

  • Ted Craig

    All The Neighbors bashing is funny. It happens every week. Why don’t people just admit they don’t like it for creative reasons? I doubt it’s bringing down the ratings of ABC’s other shows because they’re down about the average amount of all TV shows this season. In fact, The Middle and Modern Family picked up right where they left off, when they had all-time lows for their season finales.
    Also, The Middle’s downgrade this week actually makes The Neighbors look better because it stayed the same.

  • HT

    I think it’s time for ABC to retire Barbara Walters – she’s talke a lot about backing away the past few years, but election night was evidence of high light weight she is with regard to current affairs/hard news. I’m sure she’s a great lady and would leave a great legacy at ABC news, but her relevance in a changing landscape/generation is becoming a question.

  • thesnowleopard

    @The End
    Maybe, maybe not. A lot depends on how long the CW lasts (though, hey, I suppose they could turn it into a cable network, or combine it with yet another network the way they did the WB and UPN). And the show itself has to hold up well at least past season two. But right now, yes, Arrow is doing fine.

    First, the CW isn’t a failure. If it were, it would no longer exist. It may become a failure in a couple of years, but it’s doing okay right now.

    Second, do you not read this site at all? Comparing ratings for shows on different networks is pointless. If it were on FOX or CBS, absolutely would Arrow be getting higher ratings. But it would also face higher ratings expectations. Regardless, it doesn’t matter because TV is not a popularity contest. It’s all about what advertisers are willing to pay for and they’re going to be willing to pay the CW to advertise on a show with Arrow’s numbers.

    With all due respect, you shouldn’t talk about bad writing when your own writing is so poor that it’s difficult to read. I’m guessing your first language is not English, but that does bring up the question of whether you have the language skills to evaluate the show’s writing. You don’t have to like the show for any number of reasons, but I question whether you can really tell if one of those reasons is the writing unless you have a decent grasp on that writing’s language.

    Also, evaluating writing can be subjective. I keep hearing that The Good Wife is a paragon of TV writing, but my impression of it has been that the writing on that show was decent-but-pedestrian in the first two seasons and then dropped off a cliff into bad soap opera thereafter. I’m sure the show has its fans, but I don’t buy the whole “It’s the best-written show on TV and that’s why nobody watches it!” Fan Excuse Bingo rag some of its fans engage in on this site.

  • chezmoi

    Britney’s outfit should ensure DVR AND +7 uplift

  • db

    Well, looks like Arrow is the CW’s number one show, I mean TVD has 2.8 million viewers, and Arrow has 3million. Arrow is hear to stay!

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