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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Super Fun Night' Debuts Strong, 'Revolution' Falls, 'Ironside' Premieres Low, 'Survivor' & 'CSI' Up

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October 3rd, 2013

Super Fun Night Premiere

Scoreboard ABC CBS FOX NBC UNI CW
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)
8:00 CBS Survivor 2.6/8 10.05
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 2.4/7 7.76
ABC The Middle 2.2/7 7.77
NBC Revolution 1.5/5 5.39
CW Arrow - Clip Show 0.5/2 1.75
8:30 ABC Back In The Game 1.8/6 6.59
9:00 ABC Modern Family 4.2/12 10.91
CBS Criminal Minds 2.7/7 11.01
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
10:00 CBS CSI 2.1/6 9.53
ABC Nashville 1.9/6 6.02
NBC Ironside - Series Premiere 1.4/4 6.81

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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.
 

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.Definitions: Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • bjssp

    @Old Man:

    Lowest debut in the history of what for Ironside?

  • Ted Craig

    @db

    ABC should be more worried about a show with a 3.3 than NBC should be about one with a 1.5? Really?

  • Skylar James

    @Bee: Trophy Wife is dead, and Back In The Game wont be back. I think SFN will keep its place, and The Goldbergs will go to Weds after The Middle

  • reidjr

    Alex

    Moving Goldbergs to Wednesdays would be a huge mistake.

  • Ted Craig

    @Skylar

    Not likely this season with Suburgatory waiting in the wings.

  • BrieK

    Survivor will not die. How many seasons now?

    Poor Revolution. It is not doing well at 8pm at all.

  • skyfi

    Revolution does good. 3rd season.

  • AZTop

    Give Survivor some props. 27 seasons in and they can still win their time slot. What other reality show has done that? What other scripted show has done that? That’s 13 years plus. Not bad.

  • Mix

    Why doesn’t NBC just show Voice reruns on Wednesday? I’m sure it would get at least a 2.5.

  • harry

    maybe abc should launch 2 episode comdies after modern family since people check them out . order 12 comedies of 2 episodes and cancel them them after second episode

  • Carmen

    It’s not too surprising, I suppose, that Super Fun Night started out OK following Modern Family.

    With that said, I thought it was pretty bad – bordering on awful – and I can’t see it lasting more than 5 episodes.

  • DenverDean

    BEST SPIN EVER: From NBC: “Ironside” finished within 0.5 of a point of the year-ago “Chicago Fire” premiere (1.9) and within 0.6 of last night’s “SVU” lead-in (2.0).

  • reidjr

    Harry

    That would not work.

  • TP

    i guess the bubble watch is the only place you can see nashville in the cancellation area.. i still don’t get it!!

  • Sierra

    Loved SFN last night, will keep watching

  • Z

    If revolution goes down next week again and Arrow premieres well next week, Arrow can potentially beat revolution.

  • Alan

    As much as I like Rebel Wilson, I thought SFN was a little boring! But I’ll still watch it next week, but I don’t think many people will do the same. It’s going down a LOT next week.

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Tommy M

    I got cheese, white cheddar & caramel, name your pick

    Also have almonds, pistachios & PIRATES peanuts for chasers

  • The Cool Max

    Great for ABC!
    So happy Survivor beat X Factor!

  • Barbie

    @AllOfHerTw!st

    “Go Criminal Mimes!”

    Best. Misspelling. EVER! Can you all just imagine the potentiaal of this show? I love this!

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