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Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Middle', 'Modern Family' and 'Survivor' Adjusted Up; 'Nashville' & 'CSI' Adjusted Down

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September 26th, 2013

JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, ERIC STONESTREET

The Middle, Modern Family and Survivor were adjusted up a tenth while Nashville and CSI were adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, September 25,  2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC The Middle -P 2.5 8 8.94
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 2.5 7 7.73
CBS Survivor Blood vs Water 2.4 7 9.54
NBC Revolution -P 1.8 6 6.81
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.15
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8:30PM ABC Back In The Game -P 2.2 7 8.01
9:00PM ABC Modern Family (9-10PM) -P 4.2 12 11.68
CBS Criminal Minds -P 2.8 8 11.27
NBC Law And Order: SVU (9-11PM) -P 2.7 7 9.58
CW Capture 0.2 1 0.58
tvbythenumbers.com
10:00PM CBS CSI -P 2.0 6 9.12
ABC Nashville -P 2.0 6 6.50

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

 
  • Tommy M.

    “one thing to bear in mind is that Trophy Wife is the only one produced in the house. If we are to believe that had a say in last year’s decision to cancel How to Live with Your Parents, it might be worth keeping that in mind.”

    It’s silly to think any new show played a part in another show being canceled. HTLWYP was cancelled because in it’s short run it’s ratings never really stabalized and it dropped quite a bit episode to episode.

    “I don’t think that alone will save it, but if it has around the same rating as Back in the Game, in a less cushier timeslot nonetheless, I think Trophy Wife would be kept if it ever came down to that”

    If I’m reading this right your suggesting that Back in the Game has a cushier timeslot? How so when Trophy Wife had a 3.1 rated lead-in while Back in the Game has a 2.5 rated lead-in.

  • Reprise

    There seem to be quite a few oracles that can see the future posting here today about Revolution claiming its dead. Fact remains if the show can stay on or around a 1.5 for the rest of the season it’ll get a third season. With a 4th likely being the last but with 24 episodes to round the show off at a nice 88 episode mark.

    It’l probably go

    Season 1: 20 Eps
    Season 2: 22 Eps
    Season 3: 23 Eps (Moved away from Wednesday, new timeslot)
    Season 4: 23 Eps (Either kept in a good timeslot or moved to a deathslot again)

    88 episodes total, and many tears shed by haters of the show on renewal day. Fact remains if it gets a 3rd season, it’ll get a 4th.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Nice to see the Middle & Mod Fam bumped up (Middle 1st–YAY)

    CSI & Nashville adj down should remedy itself next week when Ironside debuts

  • DKD

    “There seem to be quite a few oracles that can see the future posting here today about Revolution claiming its dead. Fact remains if the show can stay on or around a 1.5 for the rest of the season it’ll get a third season.”

    I’m a believer that it is possible for a show to not decline from week 1 to week 2, especially if it actually puts out a decent episode. Revolution put out a decent episode. It usually gets a huge lift from “same day” to “plus 7 days”. The viewers are there. They just need to shift their viewing sooner and–voila–higher Live + Same Day ratings.

    It’s possible.

  • Tommy M.

    @ Reprise
    “Fact remains if the show can stay on or around a 1.5 for the rest of the season it’ll get a third season.”

    Please enlighten us with your facts.

    Here are some facts for you:

    These numbers are only here for the sake of being interesting and will change very quickly!
    NBC’s premiere week scripted ratings average for the 9 shows they have aired so far is 2.75. Revolution’s 1.8 would give it a renew/cancel index of .65. Last year NBC cancelled everything that was below a .91, with the exception of Community which has a index of .85 so TO-DATE Revolution ranks as an easy cancellation.

  • Tommy M.

    Correction, the 4 shows they have aired**

  • Joseph

    During the fist couple of weeks of the NFL season, the league-run NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” won the time period in key demos (and at least once, in overall viewers combining broadcast and cable).

    If “TNF” should win it’s time period (combining broadcast and cable) in overall viewers tonight (September 26th), despite the much stronger competition from the broadcast networks, it’s going to be very bad news for the broadcast nets!

  • HalCapone

    @THE OLD MAN
    Agree, next week the black dude in the wheel chair will level everyone in its path – NOT! :) Hey, nice to see Adele’s PR man back on this site.

  • Joe

    I’m not sure the Modern Family/Nashville pairing is a good idea. One is a silly sitcom and the other is a drama heavy soap opera like show. Nashville would fare better on another night with a similar lead in.

  • omabin

    @Tommy M,

    – It is by no means silly to consider that new shows play a part in old shows being canceled. Networks have limited real estate. So if they want to premiere new shows, they can’t renew everything. If they believe there is a new show that will be more profitable to them than a returning show, then the old will be canceled.

    – I stated that How to Live had ratings for renewal and it should have been renewed based on ratings alone. However, it wasn’t and the only feasible reason I can think of has to come from the costs’ side of the equation, hence me saying that not being an in-house production (like for instance fellow bubble show The Neighbors) played a role. I do think it was between How to Live and a 4th new comedy this fall but I have no way to prove that to you (or to myself).

    – Long term, back in the game will have a cushier timeslot, squeezed between the middle and modern family. I don’t believe the lead-in difference will hold long term and 0.6 is not as much as you are suggesting anyway.

  • Jim

    The season opener of Original CSI represented an all-time low in both the 18-49 demo and overall viewers. This is disappointing. Hope it improves next week.

  • omabin

    @Tommy M.,

    The calcualtion of NBC’s RCI is meaningless at this time. It’s wrong to do it in statistical terms because the sample size is just too low. Also, I will copy something I wrote earlier on to you:

    – I would like to remind everyone of all the dramas NBC plans to air this season: The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Revolution, SVU, Ironside, Parethood, Grimm, Dracula, Crisis, Believe, Crossing Bones, The Night Shift, Chicago PD. In addition, I would also like to remind everyone of all the comedies NBC plans to air this season: Parks and Recreation, Welcome to the Family, Sean Hayes Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show, About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher, Undateable, Community – If people honestly believe that Revolution’s numbers (if they stay around this) will be NBC’s main concern, they are out of their minds. I understand that opening with the voice fueled the blacklist and chicago fire distorts expectations, but don’t be too naive to assume that NBC will become a CBS all of the sudden… (even though I do believe there is potential for their threshold to improve in relative terms to the other networks)

    So, calculating it with just The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, SVU and Revolution? Yeah, good luck. In statistics, that is called bias and is something that precludes the estimates from being used.

  • omabin

    @Jim,

    That is incorrect. Last year’s episodes 14, 16 and 20 of CSI all posted a 1.9 rating.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Omabin

    the mentalist should be lower than 2.0 on its horrible sunday timeslot

    Red John Identity will be revealed. Maybe a 2.0+ is possible because people know the Show will end soon…

  • Petar

    @Joseph

    Why? what game is tonight? Football is up so yea will win thursday nights(even on nfl). Only thing that can beat footbal on thursday is TBBT!

  • CBSviewer

    @ Omabin

    I would like to remind everyone of all the dramas NBC plans to air this season: The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Revolution, SVU, Ironside, Parethood, Grimm, Dracula, Crisis, Believe, Crossing Bones, The Night Shift, Chicago PD

    You forgot Hannibal ;)

  • Tommy M.

    @ omabin, I fully acknowledge that those numbers will change and will do so quickly. I’m only presenting the current snap shot based off of the only hard data we have access to. There is no bias there, just an observation. That index score can shoot up quite a bit by the time everything airs and we get a clearer picture, until then I’m only basing things off of the data we have.

  • Nasir

    Yeah survivor! Keep going up. Hopefully Colton is gone soon. I don’t understand why he was brought back a second time.

    Just waiting for Arrow & The Tomorrow People

  • omabin

    @CBSViewer,

    I still think it is unlikely that it can manage to stay north of 2.0 enough times across the season for it to average that. It is entirely possible that on those pivotal episodes it has more than 2.0. But it averaged a 1.76 last year and I just don’t see a 16% bump in the horizon for it, too tough to pull out. A fair comparison might be How I Met Your Mother, which also had its big reveal this Monday and the best it could manage (and it was already excellent in my book) was to stay even.

    And yes, I forgot Hannibal :P

    @Tommy M,

    I understand that and I am sorry if I came off as agressive. But my point is that if you calculate it with just so few elements, especially considering that 2 of those elements are likely to be the highest out of the 22 (!!!) elements that will be eventually included, it is biased by definition. My point? Too soon to make any statement about Revolution’s future.

  • Brandy

    Too bad Nashville adjusted down.

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