Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Nashville' Adjusted Up

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January 4th, 2013


Law & Order: SVU and Nashville were each adjusted up a tenth versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, January 2, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Middle - R 1.8/5 6.61
NBC Whitney 1.8/5 4.96
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.3/4 6.29
FOX Mobbed 1.0/3 3.06
CW Arrow - R 0.4/1 1.96
8:30 NBC Guys With Kids 1.7/5 4.39
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.6/4 6.71
ABC The Neighbors - R 1.3/4 4.83
9:00 NBC Law & Order: SVU 2.2/6 7.73
ABC Modern Family - R 2.1/5 6.56
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.6/4 6.65
FOX Mobbed 1.1/3 2.75
CW Supernatural - R 0.4/1 1.31
9:30 ABC Suburgatory - R 1.3/3 4.18
10:00 NBC Chicago Fire 2.4/7 8.54
CBS CSI - R 1.3/4 6.19
ABC Nashville - Clip Show 1.2/3 3.97



Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Mi

    Whoever preemted the CW in the past two Wednesdays better not do that when Arrow and SPN return in 1.5 weeks..

    I might check out Chicago Fire..

  • Juan

    That’s good for Nashville, it was a recap show and it was just 6 tenth down from it usual, plus if people remember the revenge recap at the beginning of the season was only 3 tenth ahead and with a higher lead in, I think it did good and will come back over 2’s, anyway I hope all my shows come back well and since most are on ABC I hope the network does great as a whlole

  • richard

    Hmm, maybe I ought to catch up on chicago fire, I’m like 5 episodes behind I think. I do like it.is it as good as boomtown,justified,malcolm in the middle, dexter, breaking bad, kiing of the hill or awake? No, but I like it.

  • forg

    Impressive for Chicago Fire. And love The Middle repeat! I hope it holds up against Idol

  • Paleonut

    I find it interesting that in re-runs, both Arrow and Supernatural have higher ratings/viewership than TVD.

    I would like to see Supernatural & Arrow paired up again next year. I think the shows have a nice synergy going, which would not necessarily be duplicated with other shows. In three years of watching Supernatural live, this is the first time I’ve found myself routinely watching it’s lead in. Though TVD appears to be more similar to SPN at first glance, I think Arrow is a far better match audience-wise.

  • hole

    Whitney and Guys with Kids did really well against veteran comedy reruns.

    I’m thinking NBC should keep SVU and Chicago Fire together for at least another year before splitting them up that way Chicago Fire can become its own monster by season 3. NBC needs to find the right night for a two-hour multi-cam comedy block.

  • toadytoady

    Great ratings for SVU, and a great episode.This new team works really well together,inspired work.Long may it last.

  • Young


    SVU was pretty poor Wed IMO, but I’m shocked at how many tuned into to see the episode. But I’m willing to bet that next week the ratings are going to see a decline as other networks resume their new original episodes.

    As long as SVU is decent quality speaking, I’m good but if the writers write another episode like they did Wed, I’ll be lobbying for NBC to cancel SVU; same applies to Chicago Fire (which was better than SVU Wed).


    SVU needs to get away from 9PM, 10PM Friday after Grimm is this series BEST bet. Thursday is a dead slot, unless they put it back on Tuesday, I think Parenthood would fair well on Wednesday at 9. But it needs to get off Wednesday altogether.

  • hole


    NBC has probably already gained enough confidence in Chicago Fire to have it stand on its own next season and since I think NBC is opening up an extra hour of comedies they might move SVU. SVU would definitely be better off in the 10pm slot somewhere on the schedule.

    I think Parenthood needs to move to an earlier timeslot anyways so Tuesdays at 10pm would be perfect because they’re likely to keep Dateline where its at on Fridays. I am glad though that NBC put SVU on at 9pm this season to keep Chicago Fire from becoming the next Prime Suspect even though the show took a hit against Criminal Minds.

    NBC’s schedule for the fall is going to be interesting I see a lot of moves happening.

  • mike

    law and order svu was dissappointing boring

  • Paul

    30 Rock will be gone. Up All Night will be gone. Office – gone. 1600 Penn likely a goner. That leaves only Parks and Rec. Go On and The New Normal shouldn’t be moved. NBC is going to have to make a tough decision for its Thursday night comedy block. Scrapping it admits defeat and spoils an NBC tradition.

  • Hadesa


    I agree I think Arrow and SPN should stay paired together simply because they work. But on the other hand both these shows have good enough ratings to be anchoring a night each. That would potentially give CW 3 solid nights provided they get 3 decent shows to pair with TVD, SPN and Arrow.

  • jimbo

    As long as TBBT and 2halfman are on on Thursday, NBC should scrap Thursday comedy line. Just air sitcoms at 9:00. The new normal and Parks and Rec could be paired up.

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