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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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  • Shanna

    Yeah yeah go Chicago fire… love the show

  • RJ

    Whitney and Guys with Kids have a very young audience, at least compared to the competition. Whitney tied a repeat of The Middle in the demographic, yet had 1.64 million viewers less. Same goes with Mike and Molly repeat and Guys with Kids (although it was a 0.1 difference in the demo).

    As for a procedural, Chicago Fire also seems to be skewing a bit younger than most.

  • RJ

    The text says “series debut” of Whitney…I believe you mean timeslot debut.

  • MaNu

    im starting to really like Guys With Kids. NBC should have given it a full season order and not just 17 episodes. Zach Cregger is hilarious

  • SarahL

    Wow, I am impressed by Chicago Fire. I watched it to see if there would be anything interesting, there was not.

  • Dennis

    Well done CF….

    Awful, awful show, but nice for NBC to have another decent preformer

  • juliedawn

    Yeehaw Chicago Fire. Even with minimal competition, that’s fabulous. And it really is a good show, deserves the ratings. Hope it can stay up there (even if not THAT high).

  • Jared

    Arrow repeats surprisingly well for the CW. Hopefully Arrow can gain some viewers when it returns with new episodes.

  • Oliver

    @RJ

    The Middle and Mike and Molly both skew very old, though, and repeats tend to skew even older.

    Guys With Kids is easily the oldest skewing comedy on NBC.

  • Mon

    I’m really surprised at how high The Middle repeated vs last week! I was hoping mid-2s for SVU but 2.1 is pretty good. Next week should be higher.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    Good catch RJ. Fixed.

  • Survivor Fan

    Whitney and GWK right back on the bubble

  • Tyler D

    Dammit. Whitney. Really?

  • American

    Chicago Fire put out Nashville!

  • Shanna

    Chicago fire won the night for NBC

  • Cyrax86

    Looks like Chicago Fire will be beating Nashville next week. NBC has a much better year in terms of freshmen shows than ABC.

  • dantas

    Go Chicago Fire!!

  • toadytoady

    I know NBC was running against repeats,but those are great ratings for SVU…and a great episode too.

  • Austin Lauran

    Does anybody know why Modern Family is still ABC’s highest rated show, even though people say that the quality keeps declining (even though the ratings are down from last season)? Also, people say that The Middle & whatever sitcoms have aired after Modern Family in the past 2 years are better shows than Modern Family. I’m not insulting and/or bashing the show, but I don’t really understand why Modern Family is still ABC’s highest sitcom. Anybody want to answer the question?

  • Kyle

    WOW AT THE MIDDLE!

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