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

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September 26th, 2013


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
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
10:00PM CBS CSI -P 2.0 6 9.12
ABC Nashville -P 2.0 6 6.50

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

  • Steve

    The Middle was so hilarious on Wednesday and glad it won the timeslot!

  • Tom

    Good to see Survivor back on top…..
    But come on enough of bringing back past contestants… boring.

  • gerry

    if nashville maintains this number next week, then that means its grown since its finale, which is actually good news. i don’t know if the MF lead in helped alot this week or not, next week will be the true test. but i think nashville’s audience is pretty established even though its not the largest.

  • busy06

    Looks like Mondays/Tuesdays will remain the best days of the week for NBC. Revolution is a very weak lead-in for the night. NBC should have premiered Ironside at 8pm last night and then had the two hour premiere for LAW and Order:SVU

    Revolution is a 10pm show, too niche for general audiences; I think it would have better retention out of SVU like Chicago Fire did. Atleast a 2.0 had it premiered after SVU.

    The CBS Wednesday line-up is aging and it shows. Eventually they will have to move Survivor/CSI… probably to Fridays. Those ratings will keep falling.

    Apparently X-Factor isnt dead yet …atleast on Wednesdays because the line-up is so weak. But its gonna be destroyed tomorrow. It’s not a reliable player for FOX.

    ABC doesnt have to change this line-up at all in the near future. It’s working so far and it’s their best night of the week. All they need to do is move Trophy Wife from Tuesday to Wed @ 9:30pm because Super Fun Night is gonna be DOA. Trophy Wife fits better with Modern Family and Nashville.

  • Paul

    NBC with a show that almost has 10M viewers? Where is this SVU resurgence coming from? Love it! Hope to see it again next week.

    If Nashville can maintain a 2.0, it’ll be fine.

  • Vincent

    Forgive me if I’m wrong but are people seriously comparing Revenge and Nashville ratings last season?

    Did you guys forget the competition Revenge had in the 9pm time slot? The 3/2-weeks break between every 2 episodes or so? The not-so-good lead-in from OUAT? Yes, Revenge wasn’t the big hit it was supposed to be last season and I even had some fear it would get cancelled at some point but Nashville’s situation was way worse.

  • thesnowleopard

    Considering the ratings the Big Four are currently getting, this is becoming less and less of a distinction. There have certainly been shows on the bigger networks recently who were doing in the realm of a CW show. Hence the “often” designation, which I used rather than “always.”

  • thesnowleopard

    In Revolution’s case, there was a lot of speculation last season that the show got such a high rating early on due to its massive lead-in. In this thread, some of the show’s fans have tried to claim that the show’s lower rating could be attributed solely to the loss of that lead-in, by saying it doesn’t have any lead-in now. However, this ignores the fact that 7pm programming is a pretty healthy lead-in, of itself, and that the 8pm slot is a distinct advantage in terms of same-night ratings over 10pm.

  • A Nice Person

    People are backwards in their thinking of why one of two shows that tie in the demo should be ranked higher than the other. In my opinion, and what makes mathematical sense, is that The X-Factor should be first before The Middle since it got exactly the same demo with a smaller audience, so probably not as easy to pull off….AND a higher percentage of the total audience of The X-Factor would fall into the 18-49 demo. And that’s coming from someone who watches The Middle and gave up on X-Factor long ago.

  • Dennis M.

    “The Middle” is by far the best show currently on television.

  • POIFanatic

    @thesnowleopard: The lead ins before 8 are quite healthy for CW shows, but not for others.

  • Ashton

    Nashville is my favorite! Please don’t cancel!

  • Ashton

    Nashville is my favorite show! Please don’t cancel!

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