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

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
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 2.0 6 6.632
NBC Guys With Kids 1.3 4 3.984
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
9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.7 7 6.987
10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 2.2 6 7.962
ABC Nashville 2.0 6 5.821


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.




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  • jimbo

    NBC Dramas are doing well while comedies are crushed..:(

  • CenterGravity

    Stars in Danger: The Nose Dive

    People’s Choice numbers got a solid rating.

  • were123

    YESSS!!!! Great for The Middle! :D! I hope it keeps rising :D

  • Melissa

    Why isn’t Suburgatory in the analysis?

  • Bee

    1.8-2.0 is nashville’s home it seems.

    we’ll see how CF does when CSI returns next week. but given how the show was expected to be DOA, anything is good for NBC.

  • GH

    Good for Chicago Fire, especially when its opponent Nashville has Modern Family as its lead in.

  • Jackson

    Amazing debut for Stars in Danger: The High Dive. This should propel it to series!

  • Petar Ivanov

    Doubtful that Person of Interest will get a series high. It has competition this week, unlike last week.

    Not true. Last week was vs big football game on ESPN 4.0 on demo. DVR numbers for first 3 days are 0.8 wich mean for all +7 days will be 1.0 or 1.1 wich mean new series high in demo and viewers around 4.4! But if footbal fans DVR it a lot of new fans watch it for first time and like it.

  • senor chang

    Yup, Chicago Fire is NBC’s real hit this season. At this rate I doubt that they’ll have ANY sitcoms on the air by next fall, though, because everything is collapsing. I guess they must have very high hopes for 1600 Penn…

    High Dive did a bit better than I expected. Beats repeats for sure.

    Really good night for ABC!

  • Spike

    its a pity about Guys With Kids to be honest, it found its place lately

  • Billy

    A little competition and those NBC shows dropped a lot.

    Good night for ABC.

    Nice numbers for PCAs.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @we’ll see how CF does when CSI returns next week.

    well nbc are smart enough and will pass next week when csi is back.

    CF is very stable show for 10 pm. Espessaly when csi is of. Its like second grimm for nbc. Will work well on wednesdays. csi will aged a lot.

  • CenterGravity

    Wow, just noticed SVU and CF. Great results for NBC!

    PS: I thought Jennifer Aniston was mabye going to do a “You like me!” last night, like Sally Field.

  • RJ


    When the ratings come out tomorrow, don’t expect a series high. I’ll accept my prize when I’m right. ;)

  • Oliver

    ABC 9pm Wed year-on-year comparison:

    2012 – Modern Family: 5.7, Happy Endings: 3.2 – 56% retention
    2013 – Modern Family: 4.7, Suburgatory: 2.7 – 57% retention

    Really weird.

  • J.G.

    Chicago Fire and Nashville continue to prove that they can coexist in the same timeslot. I wonder how they’ll perform when CSI is back in originals.

  • dan

    The ABC should take an episode of The Middle after MF, maybe so The Middle gain more views and thus was remembered at awards.

  • Baaa!

    Melissa said: Why isn’t Suburgatory in the analysis?

    Yeah I agree why the Sub snub?

  • Zac

    I thought the PCA were awful. Every “winner” was predictable because they were all conveniently sitting near the front and usually the only nominee in their category there. Some winners were a bit far fetched, and make me wonder if they were the only talent available. Hopefully the Golden Globes won’t be a repeat of this.

  • Baaa!

    Never mind there it is. Just wasn’t done editting.

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