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..


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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  • Ted Craig

    Maybe BITG gets suspended until the spring and Suburgatory gets put in that slot. There doesn’t seem to be much point to that show other than James Caan is cranky and Maggie Lawson has dresser full of cut offs.

  • Cyrax86

    Would NBC pull Ironside first instead of Welcome to the Family?

    ABC should definitely move The Goldbergs to Wednesday 8.30 pm!

  • svpike

    What they did on Arrow scares me. Part of the draw to Arrow for me was he would walk on the danger side and kill in the name of what he fought for. It was different then ohter shows of this nature in the past. If that goes away I feel I may as well. There is already a show like this that i love and just will watch reruns of call Smallville.

  • Sarah

    I know it topped the night, but X Factor went down! :)

  • queeneeuq

    Hehe. BitG is down. Good for The Neighbors. :-) ??

  • Shepherd

    Not terrible for the CW, but I’m sure they would have preferred 1.0/.9 from Arrow and TTP.

    Revolution hanging on, but nothing to write home about.

    SFN will continue to fall.

    ABC must be getting nervous this season. They just can’t seem to catch any breaks. Nashville continuing to fall again near zero competition is very bad news.

  • Eelna


    I am a supernatural fan, but old shows are more popular than new shows, you should know that

  • Gio

    Arrow, Tomorrow People, Hart of Dixie, The Originals, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries. These shows will survive for next season.

  • Ted Craig


    They still need to air something at 9 on Tuesday.

  • Brian

    Where is Dante I miss his stupid comments??

  • Dan S

    Wow none of the 10pm shows cracked 2. I knew SFN would drop & bring Nashville down with it. I think Revolution would do better back at 10pm & have a couple comedies at 8pm.

  • gerry

    rise nashville! it was good last night. is mf slowly burning out? and SFN is doing well, but like apt 23 before it, i think it would probably crash in another slot. and it doesn’t pair well with MF. TW should be there instead, it makes so much more sense ABC!

    also good was arrow and tomorrow people. watched them both live(ish) (and followed by nashville) and tomorrow people is probably my favorite new show of the season. solid show, if it holds this number it will be fine for renewal, though i’d like to see it grow. and for arrow to at least be at a 1.0 – fingers crossed for an upward adjustment. but still a fairly solid night for cw, all things considered.

    i watched revolution about half way last year and lost interest but i’m still sorry to see it crashing and burning like it is. someone stick a fork in ironside already.

    speaking of crashing and burning, i’m wondering just how low xfactor can go.

  • Cresta

    Knew it that TVD and SPN were going to be the MEGASHOWS #1 of CW.

    Now do you believe us when we told you that SUPERNATURAL was going to slay Arrow, this 9 year old show is hunting and kicking bitches. Arrow for all its promotions flopped, maybe CW can stop messing with Supernatural now and promote it heavily and well as those other poor shows that barely get promoted like HOD. Great news indeed, our boys are on fire.

  • Bee

    ugh. weak night.

    nashville please survive :( this season is so good so far. and super fun night needs to GO. it’s not a great show and it’s only going to keep declining. i don’t want it to take nashville with it.

  • Setheriel

    Damn Nashville, was hoping to at least match last week. :( Hopefully they conclude this season is a satisfying way, tie it all up, just in case.

    Not too bad for Arrow or the Tomorrow People. Both were good episodes and TTP actually surprised me with how entertaining it was.

    Revolution’s slide seems to be stabilizing a bit. Still doesn’t look good for season 3, and imo still a terrible show. The writers still don’t seem to know where they want to go with this show.

  • steven

    At least Poison Glau’s appearance didn’t hurt Arrow’s performance.

  • erwanfromfrance

    @Simon , i always read the text !
    And still, I was talking about last year’s premiere, not after.

  • tsash

    I do not claim to understand the rating, share, or viewer identifications. Would someone explain to me why Survivor is lower than X-Factor when it has higher viewers and ratings? Sorry, I know I am a newbie…lol

  • Dan

    Go Revolution! At least it is stable, and I hope it adjusts up. Last night’s episode was truly amazing and the show has definitely found itself and improved a lot from last season. Best action/adventure show on tv right now. Plus it was number 1 on Netflix for weeks, so I can see it getting renewed if the ratings stay as they are.

  • Petar

    No comedies and cbs is more stable.

    No the voice = no nbc.

    @. I think it’s found it’s level, NBC need to move it fast

    Why? Nothing will perform better there and Revolution and law and order with these ratings will get one more season. Revolution if get season 3 will get and 4 fr 88 episodes.

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