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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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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  • queeneeuq

    Nashville competes with AHS: Coven in terms of female viewers. Likely Coven is a 2.5 or higher last night.

  • tate

    Can they just cancel Back in the Game so Maggie Lawson can go back to Psych for another season.

  • Jack Bauer

    Revolution should move to Tuesdays and have a lead-in with The Voice if the series gets renewed for another season. Wednesdays at 8 p.m. still doesn’t bode well for NBC and some reason, Revolution should’ve been flat in ratings and/or demo.

  • eu

    Cw = Supernatural


    I MUST SAY the CW is looking more like a net & not a net let! Arrow maintained its final ep & TP equalled SPN debut from 2012! WTG!

    CBS seems to be stabalizing (at best) but numbers are so depressed (as are all other nets) so the further erosion cont’s

    ABC expected the drop for SFN as the Middle cont’s its mainstay, but BITG below 2.0 & MF 3.8 cont’s to deflate–Nashville down again seems somewhat troublesome

    FOX 2.2 for XF is about as good as it gets

    And Voiceless NBC cont’s its downward spiral with nothing cracking a 2.0, series low for REV, 1.1 for Ironsides (OUCH)

  • Bella Bellini

    I’m disappointed for Revolution. It such a good show now with all the changes & improvements. But it doesn’t look like people will give it another shot after the first season mistakes. I bet Kripke wishes he was back on the CW so he’d have time to grow the show with lower ratings.

    Arrow’s ratings are lower than I expected. The finale was epic. Maybe ratings will improve now that season 1 is streaming on Netflix.

    The Tomorrow People was fun! Great premiere. Mark Pellegrino is brilliant as usual. Those are decent numbers for the CW. They must be pleased with the fall season so far.

  • gumboot

    Last night’s SVU made me think they may be getting ready for a series finale.

  • LD

    Arrow deserves more than this. It was great last night. I really enjoyed it.

  • John

    One would have thought Arrow would have grown a little from the end of last year (I was expecting somewhere between a 1.0-1.2 for it’s premiere). Tomorrow People did ok, but it doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room to fall before being a part of the pack of the lower rated CW shows

  • Seth

    Revolution’s 2nd season is world’s better than it’s 1st, but I think it’s too little too late. Once you’ve lost the viewers, it’s hard to get them back.

  • s0303

    looks like cw is going to have a rough year…okay for arrow, but i was hoping for higher…i love that show….tomorrow people premiered okay, but it will have to hold that number to be a solid performer for the cw, which i doubt it will…

    dang, svu has fallen a lot since the premiere…this might be its last year, definitely by next year…rip ironside…

  • Shawn

    I think Nashville will be fine as long as it stays around a 1.7 or higher. None of the 10 pm shows last night hit a 2.0. I am not worried about Nashville at all.

  • Kevin

    If Arrow and TTM adjust up tonight, I think The CW can be very proud of their Tuesday & Wednesday line-up. Monday needs a total makeover last season. But if TO, SPN, Arrow, TTM and TVD can maintain these numbers, Warner Bros and CBS should be proud considering there was a time only one show could do this good (maybe two), which was TVD.

    I expect a 1.0 for TVD tonight, considering the pre-emption in New York.

  • John A

    AHS must have hit the 10pm hour hard.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Posted October 10, 2013 at 8:43 AM
    “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”

    Tell that to the folks at Up All Night and Don’t Tell the B…. ;-)

  • Dan

    Well Back in the Game and Super Fun Night are clearly weak links. Things don’t bode well for Ironside, though one has to wonder whether or not the show will air more episodes.

    ABC do us a favor and move The Goldbergs behind the Middle and Trophy Wife behind Modern Family. Those shows clearly arent catching on.

    Not sure what to think of the Arrow and Tomorrow People premieres. On the one hand both were lower than I expected and on the other, TTP retained a good chunk of its lead in. My guess is Reign wont retain enough of its lead in and it will be axed.

  • Petar

    @Revolution’s 2nd season is world’s better than it’s 1st, but I think it’s too little too late. Once you’ve lost the viewers, it’s hard to get them back.

    I agree. Kripke must know that this is nbc not cw where you has time to grow and develope and make bad episodes and so many mistakes.

  • Grz12

    OUCH! Down all around…very surprised by SVU’s tanking…SFN not so much- pretty poor show IMO. Here’s hoping Rev adjusts back to 1.6 like last week- may just be renewed by default…TP waiting on my DVR for Sat morning- not too hopeful there.

  • were123

    Arrow doing bad? Please! It’s on par with what it did last season

  • KS

    I can’t believe that Arrow has got only 0.9 after the brilliant season finale. I hope it stays there. I think it has got something to do with the heavy competition in the time slot.

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