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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Chicago Fire' Hits Series High, 'Law & Order: SVU', 'Whitney' & 'Guys With Kids' Rise, 'Mobbed' Returns Down

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January 3rd, 2013

Scoreboard NBC UNI ABC CBS FOX CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.1/6 1.6/4 1.5/4 1.5/4 1.1/3 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.5/5 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.942 4.012 5.011 6.433 2.962 1.759


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

On NBC, Whitney earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating up 29% from its last original's 1.4 on December 12, scoring its highest ratings since its timeslot debut on January 11, 2012. Guys With Kids returned from winter break to a timeslot-high 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up 21% from a 1.4 for its most recent new episode on December 5. Law And Order: SVU returned to a 2.1 up 31% from a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating on December 5, and matching its highest rating since November 30, 2011. Chicago Fire scored a series-high 2.4 adults 18-49 rating up 26% from the 1.9 adults 18-49 rating for its last new episode on December 19. Airing against repeats on ABC, CBS and the CWdefinitely helped NBC’s entire line-up.

On FOX, the return of Mobbed earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM and a 1.1 at 9PM down 67% and 63% from a 3.0 for its last original episode on February 8 when it had American Idol as a lead-in.

On ABC, a Nashville clip show notched a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Its last original episode earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating four weeks ago.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, January 2, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Middle - R 1.8/5 6.63
NBC Whitney 1.8/5 4.99
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.3/4 6.24
FOX Mobbed 1.0/3 3.18
CW Arrow - R 0.5/1 2.13
8:30 NBC Guys With Kids 1.7/5 4.35
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.6/4 6.67
ABC The Neighbors - R 1.3/3 4.81
9:00 NBC Law & Order: SVU 2.1/5 7.75
ABC Modern Family - R 2.1/5 6.50
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.6/4 6.61
FOX Mobbed 1.1/3 2.75
CW Supernatural - R 0.4/1 1.39
9:30 ABC Suburgatory - R 1.3/3 4.24
10:00 NBC Chicago Fire 2.4/6 8.41
CBS CSI - R 1.3/4 6.24
ABC Nashville - Clip Show 1.1/3 3.94

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via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
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> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.
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> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.6/2; "Nightline," 0.9/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.
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> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).
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> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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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  • CrimTV

    WOW CHICAGO FIRE!

  • J.G.

    NBC hits a lucky anomaly on Wednesdays; wonder if Chicago Fire can hold on even a little.

  • buttondiet

    Whitney is way up in demo and viewers!

  • Mani

    Damn, look at how CF rose with SVU as a lead in! SVU rocked.

  • Bobby

    OMG Chicago Fire!

  • pb

    Way to go Chicago Fire!!

  • Max

    Come on, guys.

    Why are you all so shocked and positive about CHICAGO FIRE? No competition and the usual strong SVU lead-in.

    When CSI and NASHVILLE return and/or SVU is repeat, it will return down to the mid 1’s…

  • Sam

    I find it interesting that CF beat SVU again with no singing show in competition this week for SVU. And, I love both shows, but tuned into X-Factor often over SVU.

  • rob60990

    The Middle rerun went up .8 in 1 week. That’s insane.

    Nice for Chicago Fire. I may have to change my prediction about Nashville beating it next week.

  • Tom

    wow at chicago fire and whitney. great news

  • Baqinardo

    Oh wow NBC.
    They should air original where others air repeat.
    Those quite high.

  • Harma

    Watched the neighbors for the first time last nite. I don’t see why people have a problem with it, it’s not any worse than most sitcoms. Now if it can just make it through next season so syndication can save it

  • Jeff (Canada)

    A surprisingly great Wednesday night for NBC, good for them!

  • hope

    face it, that’s all because of whitney

  • CrimTV

    @Max

    Chicago Fire’s previous series high was a 2.2, CF is up 5 tenths from it’s last original 1.9 rating. If more people decide to watch it live and record CSI, then it can hold high ratings.

  • CenterGravity

    Wow, great night for NBC, even if it’s against mostly repeats. Chicago Fire is on fire! Can it stay anywhere near a 2 next week? Mobbed doesn’t appear to be attracting mobs of viewers.

  • Oliver

    Holy crap, that’s a big jump for NBC. Presumably the beneficaries of a lack of original broadcast competition. Smart scheduling decision from NBC.

  • RJ

    Mike and Molly (repeat at 830) did quite well.

    Great night for NBC. Of course when originals (and American Idol) come in, it’ll be a lot less positive.

  • were123

    WOW, never expected such high numbers for NBC. Chicago Fire did really well! Wonder if it’ll hold

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Maybe NBC should try Whitney and Guys with Kids Tuesday at 8? Less competition. Seems they do fine without it. Then just slide “Off their Rockers” to Wednesdays. SVU needs a 10pm home. Thursdays next season?

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