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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  • mike93

    goodbye ironside and nashville! the 1st episode of arrow was amazing! and dang… x factor lost to the middle and survivor and modern family which the latter was predicted but only a 2.2? i hope it falls more and gets cut.

  • Kel

    I really am hoping for Revolution. Each episode is amazing this year. This season is better than the first!

  • Phil

    TM did very well for the CW

  • Lisa

    I hope NBC dumps Ironside and gives Revolution a chance at 10. That might not work, but the show isn’t doing much at 8 right now anyway. At least a change would give it a chance of improving.

  • Niallers24

    Nashville did well considering the drop. Revolution is stable but not so great.

  • erwanfromfrance

    Horrible ratings tonight ! Especially ofr SVU ! Hope it can be adjusted up !
    Revolution is flat with last week prliminary ratings, Arrow is way down from last year.
    I hope all these show can be adjusted up

  • NBC Fan

    I think Modern Family benefits when a new show premieres after it.

  • Phil

    TTP did very well for the CW

  • TimsDale4ever

    SFN’s getting descent ratings I suppose because of it’s time slot — but the show’s not that good imo.

  • Petar

    no one show can even hit 2.0 on wednesday at 10 pm.

  • Ryann

    Half hours for arrow tomorrow people and Nashville please :)

  • Ashley

    Omg…everything is down this year except TBBT which makes it more impressive that it didn’t get hit with this weird ddown slide like everyone else. Bye bye Ironside.

  • mike93

    also i could see in the future CW beating out NBC on this night with arrrow and the tomorrow people up against revolution,svu, and ironside. NBC needs to change up this night.

  • busy06

    Yeah Revoultion should adjust up. I think it’s found it’s level, NBC need to move it fast.

  • Oliver

    Fine for The CW, if a little disappointing for Arrow.

    Solid for Revolution. Ironside might or might not get another week at that level.

    This is the year that CSI gets moved to Friday/Sunday (or cancelled).

  • SueP

    Forgot to watch Arrow, and the Tomorrow People didn’t wow me. Revolution was a good episode, lots of action and I like the awkward partnership building between Charlie and Munroe. Miles is becoming quite the hero. Lots of developments.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Wow, everything is down. That’s weird, usually SOMETHING goes up.

  • queeneeuq

    Those who think The Neighbors and The Mindy Project are gone nex t season should think twice. The are the only surviving comedies fron last year so they have some degree of pedigree. They weahtered the storm so the might survivve again

  • PurpleDrazi

    Compared to the Monday night ratings, CW didn’t do too bad last night.

    Seems like all of the “Big” shows took an unusual hit this week. They are still fine, of course, but lower than expected. I am interested to see what Big Bang Theory does tonight.

  • Simon

    If you even bothered to read the text, Arrow was even with last year’s finale and most of the latter half of season 1.

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