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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Modern Family', 'The Middle' & 'The Neighbors' Rise, 'Chicago Fire' Dips + 'People's Choice Awards' Up From Last Year

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January 10th, 2013

Scoreboard ABC CBS NBC UNI FOX CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.6/7 2.4/6 1.9/5 1.8/5 1.3/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/6 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.6/5 1.1/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.611 9.010 6.791 4.152 3.369 1.358


ABC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS won with total viewers.

On ABC, The Middle earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating up three tenths from a 2.1 on December 12. The Neighbors garnered a 2.0, up four tenths from December 12’s 1.6. Modern Family scored a 4.7 adults 18-49 rating, up five tenths from a 4.2 on December 12. Suburgatory earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, up five tenths from its last original's 2.2.  Nashville notched a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from a 1.9 for its last new episode.

On NBC, Whitney earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down four tenths from last week’s 1.8. Guys With Kids scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down four tenths from a 1.7 last week. Law And Order: SVU garnered a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from a 2.2  last week. Chicago Fire scored a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths from last week’s series high 2.4.

On CBS, I Get That a Lot scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, down three tenths from a 2.3 on January 5, 2012. The People’s Choice Awards garnered a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last year’s 2.5 on January 11, 2012.

On FOX, the special Stars in Danger: The High Dive earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

 

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, January 9, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC The Middle 2.4 7 8.445
CBS I Get That A Lot 2.0 6 7.75
NBC Whitney 1.4 4 4.176
FOX Stars in Danger: The High Dive (8-10PM) 1.3 4 3.369
CW Arrow -R 0.5 1 1.689
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8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 2.0 6 6.632
NBC Guys With Kids 1.3 4 3.984
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9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.7 12 11.961
CBS People's Choice Awards (9-11PM) 2.6 7 9.64
NBC Law & Order: SVU 2.1 5 8.331
CW Supernatural -R 0.4 1 1.017
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9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.7 7 6.987
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10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 2.2 6 7.962
ABC Nashville 2.0 6 5.821

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via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

 

* In night two of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:35, "Kimmel" dropped night-by-night by 14% while "Tonight" grew by 21% in metered-market households in Nielsen's 56 metered markets.

 

* Versus Tuesday night, Wednesday's "Tonight" was up 21% (2.9/8 vs. 2.4/6), "Late Show" was down 11% (2.4/6 vs. 2.7/7) and "Kimmel" was down 14% (2.4/6 vs. 2.8/8). And note that when nationals came in on Tuesday, "Tonight" improved its position significantly versus both Kimmel and "Late Show" in total viewers, out-delivering them Tuesday night with 3.3 million persons versus 3.1 million for Kimmel and 2.9 million for "Late Show."

 

* Versus Tuesday night in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Tonight" was up 13% in adults 18-49 (0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4), "Late Show" was up 17% (0.7/3 vs. 0.6/3) and Kimmel was down 10% (0.9/4 vs. 1.0/5). And note that on Tuesday, "Tonight" grew from a 0.8 in 18-49 in the local markets to a 0.9 nationally and "Kimmel" declined from a 1.0 to a 0.7 going from these local-market averages to national numbers.

 

* From its first night at 12:35 a.m. to its second, "Nightline" declined by 17% in metered-market households (1.5/5 vs. 1.8/6) and held steady in the Local People Meters (0.5/3 both nights).

 

* Wednesday season averages heading into this week were: in metered-market households, "Tonight," 2.8 rating, 7 share; "Late Show," 2.5/6; "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5. In the Local People Meters, 18-49 season averages were: "Tonight," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

 

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

 

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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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  • dan

    GO The Middle!!

  • Ted Craig

    So much for that Whitney momentum from last week. Seriously, it couldn’t beat “I Get That a Lot?”

  • Oliver

    Boom, Whitney and GWK back to normal, with less than full competition.

    Stars In Danger overperformed my low expectations. Should sink ABC’s Splash, which was the point of its existance in the first-place.

  • RJ

    Chicago Fire fell last week, but beating the critically acclaimed (and was supposed to do much better) Nashville is HUGE.

  • Nicole

    I actually like the neighbours an I am so happy modern family and the middle did well too

  • ATXCountry

    Wow, The Middle is turning into a true self-starter!

  • victor hugo

    The middle was ok could be better against weak competition.
    Great for Modern Family e good for suburgatory

  • Petar Ivanov

    Kaley Cuoco was amazing on PCA. She must demand at least 1 million $ per episode. Period. In fact all TBBT main cast deserves 1 million per episode. If CBS clearly make big time mistake and overpaid for Kutcher with his 700 000 per episode Cuoco and all TBBT team deserve any $ from this 1 million.

    ps Taylor swift – stunning

    ps Expect new siries highs for BBT and POI tonight. POI is on all time high talked on its facebook page after last episode. A lot new fans are in.

  • rob60990

    LOL Whitney sinks back down. :D

  • Shanna

    Good for Chicago fire… :-)

  • Clarke

    YES! SO happy [i] The Neighbors [/i] is up! Last night’s episode was seriously laugh out loud funny. Also happy [i] The Middle [/i] is doing good. Love those 2 shows, they are comedy gems.

  • salim

    YES for svu and chicago fire, thought there were guna hit lows after last weeks luck due to lack of comp. also happy for the middle that show deserves emmy love and is funnier than modern family.

  • dan

    The Middle was very well

    best comedy series, is sadly overlooked in awards

  • jimbo

    Guys with kids can not be cancelled. Please!!
    Move it to another time like Friday or TNN spot!!

  • Kyle

    GO THE MIDDLE! This show is really underrated!

    ABC actually did decent for once. Every show above a 2.

  • Canadian content

    The High Dive sank to the bottom!

  • Tyler D

    @ATXCountry

    It always has been a self starter.

    Good numbers for Chicago Fire. That’s a pleasant success for NBC.

  • RJ

    @Peter,

    Doubtful that Person of Interest will get a series high. It has competition this week, unlike last week. My guess is it’ll finished second behind Grey’s Anatomy.

  • James D.

    I expected I Get That A Lot to overperform, especially with Larry Hagman making one of his final appearances on the special.

    Someone throw Stars in Danger a life preserve — yikes! Not a good sign for Celebrity Splash.

  • forg

    Good performance from the ABC sitcoms and Nashville

    Chicago Fire is still doing great business for them

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