Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Middle' & 'Modern Family' Adjusted Up; 'Survivor', 'Guys With Kids', 'Criminal Minds' & 'Law & Order: SVU' Adjusted Down

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February 21st, 2013


The Middle and Modern Family were each adjusted up a tenth while Survivor, Guys With Kids, Criminal Minds and Law & Order: SVU were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, February 20, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 4.1/11 14.37
CBS Survivor 2.4/7 9.32
ABC The Middle 2.3/7 8.27
NBC Whitney 1.1/3 3.14
CW Arrow 0.9/3 3.15
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.9/5 6.34
NBC Guys With Kids 1.0/3 2.83
9:00 ABC Modern Family (9-9:31PM) 4.0/11 10.62
CBS Criminal Minds 2.6/7 10.69
NBC Law & Order; SVU 1.6/4 5.61
CW Supernatural 0.9/2 2.10
9:30 ABC Suburgatory (9:31-10PM) 2.0/5 5.74
10:00 CBS CSI 2.3/7 10.65
NBC Chicago Fire 1.9/5 6.50
ABC 20/20: Mad About Oscar 1.3/4 5.02

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

  • rob60990

    The Middle > OVERHYPED New Girl :D

  • PurpleDrazi

    A lot depends on how the new shows perform next season but I think next year might possibly be CM’s last.

  • Tony JJ

    Suburgatory will either be cancelled or shipped to another day unless it completely rebounds when it is moved back to 8:30. ABC has no incentive to keep it on the air if it’s ratings are so low and they don’t get any syndication money from it. But no way will it be in the Wednesday comedy block next season unless it rebounds a 360 at 8:30.

  • Funeral Dinner

    Next weeks episode is the last episode of GWK right? NBC didn’t order any more episodes after 17… I think the same will happen to Whitney and then both shows will be cancelled in May. Whitney wasn’t doing too bad last season, but it’s dropped too much to get a 3rd.

  • Mon

    Nice to see Modern Family hit 4.0 again!

    Hey stop it. You’re just making people hate The Middle for saying same crap every week.

  • MDM


    Both are great show, no reason you can’t watch both. Though New Girl is a bit more funny.

  • Tyler

    Question — what’s the worst retention out of Modern Family? Is it Suburgatory?

  • Max


  • db

    Arrow really shot one in Idol’s foot this year. Yay for the CW!

  • Micha

    Every week since the Mike Tyson episode of SVU aired the series has been adjusted down to 1.5 or 1.6. I bet Warren Leight feels great. I can’t stand that guy, he needs to go back to Law & Order: CI (which was canceled by USA).

  • Tim

    Survivor is killing the night for CBS,
    CSI and CM do well together, CSI demo is very good considering the weaker lead in,

  • John A

    Lol What a Loser Suburgatory is.

  • Niki

    The Middle was great yesterday4 I think it is much funnier than MF, or Suburgatory.

  • Jay

    Max, no need to say the same thing every week, we get it. You hate CF and one of the lead actors in particular. The show will be on for years so get used to it.

  • andy

    why survivor fall… it never falls in the finals :(

  • Joe Daniels

    Modern Family is back being the beast!

  • Mickey


    Chicago Fire is currently NBC’s top rated show. Check the Renew/Cancel Index.

    LMAO at you.

    Good to see Supernatural weathered the storm well. Loyal fanbase is loyal. Everyone I know who was unhappy with the first 10 eps stuck with it anyway–with the exception of myself and one friend, but we always had in mind to start watching again as soon as we heard the crap was over.

    So I’m all set to jump back in again. I hear they’ve stopped writing the show as a soap opera and Sam and Dean as douchebags. Though I’m a little worried about what I’ve heard about the last episode, still the previous four were the Supernatural and Sam and Dean we fell in love with, I’m told, so I guess I’ll give it another go. I just haven’t decided yet if I’m going to permanently skip eps 8-9-10.

    You know, the way things are going, with Supernatural’s fanbase being down to solid bedrock, and the other CW shows declining, I wouldn’t be surprised if in its 9th or 10th season Supernatural was the network’s top-rated show.

  • SJ

    I remember a time, two, three years ago, when you could actually have a civilized discussion on these threads. The comments nowadays have certainly devolved.

    Suburgatory’s retention may be horrible, but it’s still ABC’s third-highest rated comedy (out of 7 they currently have on the schedule). It’s not going anywhere. Of course, just like with Revenge, I’m probably just going to be labeled a crazy fanboy for telling the truth…

    I wonder if Community and 1600 Penn will also be in the 0.9-1.1 area tomorrow. I still think NBC should cancel all comedies but Parks (and maybe Community) and start from scratch. I mean, they can’t possibly do worse than they’re doing right now. What’s the point of having a “proven veteran” on the back burner if the only thing it’s proven is that it can’t possibly stand on its own? And none of these comedies can.

  • danny94

    Yes Modern Family Back to a 4.0 :) !!!!

  • DD

    C’mon Survivor, drop 0.1 more next week and The Middle will be on top! I’m amazed at how ABC is in 4th place?? When most days there 2nd or occasionly 1st in the time period.

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