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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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Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX NBC UNI CW
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
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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
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10:00PM CBS CSI 1.9 5 8.78
ABC Nashville 1.7 5 5.86
NBC Ironside 1.1 3 5.23

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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," 2.6/7; 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..

 

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.

For more information see Numbers 101.

 
  • Becki

    That sucks for Nashville. I love that show, and not just because I live in Nashville. I miss having a good nighttime drama, as I loved Knots Landing back in the day. Nashville has good story lines and the cinematography is very good too. I hope ABC renews it.

  • Becki

    exNBCassistant, I agree.

  • alffan

    The story last night was Kimmel/Kanye getting a 1.2. ABC is so dumb. They should’ve promoted it as a special and run it Tuesday at 10pm next week instead of a Scandal rerun. It would’ve had a 2.0

  • Jane

    These numbers are fine for The CW. Right now, their only embarrassing night is Monday.

  • Shepherd

    @NJ Viewer

    If Summer Glau and Jerry O’Connor were on a show together, how low would the ratings be?

    That show would probably pull 10.0s in the demo, double negative. :)

  • Dorothy5334

    Stu
    I tried to watch Tommorows People 15 minutes into it, I thought of Sliders, and ARROW’s baby brother Robbie, that boy must have taken acting lesseon from his brother Stephen cause it was painful.
    My prediction was right on 1.5/1.6 for Revolution. I don’t think Arrow and Revolution share that much of the same audience. Revolution adult content Arrow adolescents content.

    They aren’t brothers.. They are cousins…

  • dantas

    @Bill,

    do you see some scripted rookie drama hitting a 5.0 constantly (10 or more episodes above it) in the future? Do you think it’s still possible?

  • dantas

    @Bill,

    Just outta curiosity, how tiny is the fraction the comments occupy in this site’s traffic?

  • Shepherd

    @dantas

    When he posted numbers yesterday, they were about 0.5% of total page views.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Just outta curiosity, how tiny is the fraction the comments occupy in this site’s traffic?”

    I hadn’t looked in a while, so I checked.

    Yesterday 10/9, the site had ~1250 comments. (overwhelmingly clustered in just a handful of posts, as usual.)

    And 539,000 page views.

    Impossible to know how many of those page views involved *reading* comments, but *writing* comments was 0.2% of our traffic yesterday.

    As noted, insignificantly tiny.

    For all the people who think we’d bait people in the comments with sock puppets (Dante! Max!), why would we bother? To add an extra 0.005% to our daily traffic?

  • Edward

    I like Arrow, but Stephen Amell is no Jensen Ackles. Not by a long shot.

  • x

    More people would probably read and write comments if there weren’t so many trolls allowed to post rampantly and attack shows needlessly. I’d imagine that it’s a huge turnoff for many people. Why go through the comments and write a response if one out of every four is someone blindly hating a show or a network? It gets tiresome to find the legitimate TV discussion from the people seeking attention.

  • tommie

    You gotta hand it to Pedowitz – despite some of his dubious renewals he’s on his way of reviving the CW after the mess Ostroff left. They might actually survive for another few years if he keeps this up.

  • dantas

    @Bill,

    Wow, it really is a tiny fraction!

    About Dante, he’s a douche. Hahaha.

    Bill, do you see some scripted rookie drama hitting a 5.0 constantly (10 or more episodes above it) in the future? Do you think it’s still possible?

  • Ccemerson

    With Jimmy Smits Outlaw and Blair Underwoods Ironside canceled after a couple of episodes. Maybe NBC can get the two of them with Susan Dey and Harry Hamlin to rejoin the firm. I would love to see a reboot of LA Law !!!

  • x

    @Bill

    It doesn’t make sense to bait them, but allowing them to post on the first comment deters a lot of involvement. It’s the first thing that potential repliers read and after going through all of that nonsense, there’s no use replying since it’s blind hate for no reason at all. If there was an ignore or block button, it would make the comments a lot easier to read and reply to.

  • dantas

    @Tommie,

    CW ratings are down from last year (except for Supernatural, which will fall). Pedowitz is in no way reviving the channel.

  • LANDO’S SON

    Last night’s Arrow rocked,Oliver Queen is no longer “The Hood”,he has officially taken the name of ARROW (The Green Arrow, if you perfer)now the show can really start to open up the “DC Universe” on television,this show is way better than Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.,IMO,and hopefully the ratings will rise as the new season progresses

  • Stu

    @Dorothy5334
    oops sorry thought they were bro’s.
    Sorry only watch BATB on the CW, not real familiar with any wanna be actors and actresses on the CW. Although love actor Mark what’s his name, the guy Jacob from Lost and Dexter

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “It doesn’t make sense to bait them, but allowing them to post on the first comment deters a lot of involvement. It’s the first thing that potential repliers read and after going through all of that nonsense, there’s no use replying since it’s blind hate for no reason at all. If there was an ignore or block button, it would make the comments a lot easier to read and reply to.”

    If we bothered to block people for being obnoxious, it would be more than a full time job.

    If the point wasn’t clear in my earlier post, I’ll try again. Commenting is irrelevant to the overwhelming majority of our readers. The traffic from commenting is irrelevant to us.

    As long as it doesn’t take any effort from us, we’re happy to have people comment. If it required any more than zero effort, we’d be inclined to just turn commenting off entirely.

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