TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Super Fun Night’ Debuts Strong, ‘Revolution’ Falls, ‘Ironside’ Premieres Low, ‘Survivor’ & ‘CSI’ Up
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.5/7||2.5/7||2.4/7||1.6/5||1.3/4||0.5/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.0/7||1.4/5||2.0/7||1.2/4||1.2/4||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||7.590||10.196||7.755||6.343||3.341||1.452|
ABC and CBS tied for number one in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.
On ABC, The Middle earned a 2.2 down 12 percent from last week’s 2.5. Back in the Game scored a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 18 percent from last week’s 2.2. Modern Family matched last week’s 4.2 adults 18-49 rating. The series premiere of Super Fun Night notched a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating even with the performance of the first episode of The Neighbors in the timeslot on September 26, 2012. Your predictions were too pessimistic. Nashville earned a 1.9 down 5 percent from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 premiere rating.
On CBS, Survivor scored a 2.6 up 8 percent from last week’s 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from last week’s 2.8 rating. CSI garnered a 2.1 up 5 percent from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Revolution notched a series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 20 percent from last week’s 1.8. Law and Order: SVU earned a 2.0 down 26 percent from a 2.7 for last week’s two hour premiere. The series premiere of Ironside scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 26 percent from a 1.9 for the series premiere of Chicago Fire in the timeslot on October 10, 2012 and ranking as NBC’s lowest rated fall drama debut ever. Your predictions were accurate.
On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.4 down 4 percent from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.
On the CW, an Arrow clip show garnered a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 2, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (millions)|
|FOX||The X Factor (8-10PM)||2.4/7||7.76|
|CW||Arrow – Clip Show||0.5/2||1.75|
|8:30||ABC||Back In The Game||1.8/6||6.59|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU||2.0/5||6.83|
|CW||Whose Line Is It Anyway? – R||0.4/1||1.13|
|9:30||ABC||Super Fun Night – Series Premiere||3.2/9||8.20|
|CW||Whose Line Is It Anyway – R||0.4/1||1.19|
|NBC||Ironside – Series Premiere||1.4/4||6.81|
In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.8/8; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/6.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.8/4.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
- 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” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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