TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Arrow' Returns Down From Last Year's Premiere, 'Super Fun Night' Slides + 'Ironside' Goes Lower

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October 10th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/7 2.3/7 2.2/6 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.8/6 1.9/7 1.0/3 1.1/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.713 7.229 7.141 5.614 3.109 2.508

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 a tenth from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Back in the Game scored a 1.7, down two tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family earned a 3.8, down four tenths from last week’s 4.2 adults 18-49 rating. Super Fun Night notched a 2.5, down seven tenths from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville earned a 1.7, down two tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor scored a 2.4, down three tenths from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds earned a 2.6, down a tenth from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. CSI garnered a 1.9, down two tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating and tying its series low.

On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.2, down two tenths from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Revolution hit a new series low with a 1.5, down a tenth from last week's series low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were spot on!  Law and Order: SVU earned a 1.6, down four tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Ironside scored a 1.1, down two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, the season two premiere of Arrow earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down from last year's 1.3 adults 18-49 premiere rating but even with the 0.9 that last year's finale earned. The series debut of The Tomorrow People earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, which matches the premiere ratings for Supernatural last year in the timeslot.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 9, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor Blood vs Water 2.4 8 9.46
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 2.2 6 7.14
ABC The Middle 2.2 7 8.12
NBC Revolution 1.5 5 5.37
CW Arrow -P 0.9 3 2.68
8:30PM ABC Back in the Game 1.7 5 6.44
9:00PM ABC Modern Family 3.8 11 10.43
CBS Criminal Minds 2.6 7 10.90
NBC Law and Order: SVU 1.6 4 5.37
CW The Tomorrow People -P 0.8 2 2.34
9:30PM ABC Super Fun Night 2.5 7 6.67
10:00PM CBS CSI 1.9 5 8.78
ABC Nashville 1.7 5 5.86
NBC Ironside 1.1 3 5.23

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/7.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/6.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.8/5 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5).  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 0.8/4 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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  • Steven

    bye bye ironside

  • Dillan

    I was expecting higher for Arrow and The Tomorrow People.

  • Simon

    Didn’t ‘Revolution’ get a 1.5 last week as well? Then adjust up to 1.6? So really it is series low matching.

  • Seth

    Outstanding for X Factor

  • hammard

    An okay night but not the powerhouse it once was. So far Super Fun Night is fine, but Back In The Game is 15% below where The Neighbours last year so is probably going to either be pulled or moved to Fridays by midseason (if Neighbours is canned).

    Slightly down but solid enough. No cancellations here.

    It’s still doing okay but I am disappointed about Arrow, I thought it would get a 1.0 at the lowest (Does Revolution have too much of a similar audience?). No danger of cancellation.
    The Tomorrow People is slightly below Supernatural but will be okay if it can hold up (a big if). A mildly disappointing night but not terrible.

    X-Factor is continuing to fall. I wonder at what level these shows become commercially unviable? Doubt it will reach those levels this year though.

    Has Revolution found its level? If so then I’m not sure it will survive. They need to try a new slot as, even if this is the fall level, it will likely fall further after midseason.
    Law and Order is in no danger in spite of the fall, whilst Ironside needs to be taken off fast (Blacklist encore?).

  • Wright

    Revolution, Arrow and The Tomorrow People deserve better ratings than that. Hopefully they all adjust up.

  • cabose369

    Revolution is going down quickly. Won’t see a Season 3 for sure!

    Hope Arrow get’s adjusted up.

  • Mon

    Survivor should be above X-Factor!

  • JJF

    SFN’s younger skew might save it a bit depending on how far it slides. Although, by and large, it seems like the many new comedies this year have made for, at best, lukewarm floaters.

  • Ringercomeback

    i feel like both CW shows will adjust up in the finals, along with Revolution and x factor

  • Gio

    I was expecting a better night for CW, but that’s still good.

  • Mon

    X-Factor should be below The Middle too.

  • Jon

    Arrow wil adjust up.

  • Louis

    Nashville :( any chance at renewal?

  • busy06

    Arrow/TP did about as well as i expected. Solid for CW.
    ABC cant expect any better ratings on Wednesdays they have no hit expect The Middle/Modern Family.
    CBS is solid for the night, Survivor is still chugging along but CSI is gonna die a slow death.
    NBC needs to change this line-up fast. Ironside is dead, move Revolution to 10pm, it’s holding on at 8pm but it wont get any higher in this timeslot going against family/light programming.
    Fox probably cant change anything because X-factor isnt dead yet and they have nothing better to fill it with.

  • Senhor

    So Supernatural has the highest premiere rating and views (even with TVD) on The CW? A 9-year-old show getting the same views as a 5-year-old show and a 2 year-old show, supposedly CW’s ace? Now that’s what I call a monster!

  • feinn

    summer glau summer glau show killer . Arrow :-(

  • Joe Daniels

    Modern Family leads Wednesdaay night for the third week running!

  • Joe Daniels

    Modern Family leads Wednesday night for the third week running!

  • Dave

    ALL 3 of my CW horror shows beat ARROW AND TTP!!!! :D

    SPN, TVD and The Originals!!!! :D

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