TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Criminal Minds', 'Law & Order: SVU', 'Modern Family', 'Arrow' & 'CSI' Rise, 'Revolution' Hits Low, 'Toy Story of TERROR!' Strong

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October 17th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.4/7 2.4/7 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.9/6 1.6/5 1.0/3 1.0/3 0.8/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.060 7.843 10.089 5.891 3.131 2.589

CBS, ABC and FOX tied for number  one in adults 18-49 while  CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, the special Toy Story of TERROR! earned a 3.0 up 27 perccent from The Middle’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating in the time period last week. Back in the Game matched last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family garnered a 4.0 up 3 percent from last week’s 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. Super Fun Night notched a 2.1 down 16 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville earned a 1.7 up 6 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor matched last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds earned a 2.7 up 4 percent from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. CSI garnered a 2.0 up 5 percent from last week's series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, MLB Baseball American League Championship earned a preliminary 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with Sunday’s fast nationals, but up 71 percent from a preliminary 1.4 for last year’s NLCS Game 4 on October 18, 2012.

On NBC, Revolution earned a series low 1.4 down 7 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Law and Order: SVU scored a 1.7 up 6 percent, from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Ironside  matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Arrow earned a 1.1, up 22 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49. The Tomorrow People earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 11 percent from last week’s 0.9.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 16, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC Toy Story of TERROR! (Special) 3.0/9 10.29
CBS Survivor 2.5/7 9.89
FOX MLB Baseball (8-11PM) 2.4/7 8.06
NBC Revolution 1.4/4 5.39
CW Arrow 1.1/3 3.02
8:30 ABC Back In The Game 1.8/5 6.24
9:00 ABC Modern Family 4.0/11 10.85
CBS Criminal Minds 2.7/7 10.95
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.7/5 5.39
CW The Tommorow People 0.8/2 2.16
9:30 ABC Super Fun Night 2.1/6 6.02
10:00 CBS CSI 2.0/6 9.43
ABC Nashville 1.7/5 5.75
NBC Ironside 1.1/3 4.91

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

via NBC press note:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's original "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • 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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  • Dave

    NBC killed Revolution by putting it in that 8:00 PM timeslot, I don’t know what they were thinking with that move. The show stabilized at 1.9/2.0 last season and I think it would have still been getting those numbers if they kept it on at 10:00 PM. It might be too late to save it, but they should try moving it back to 10:00 PM to see if their is an improvement. Maybe they can try pairing it up with Grimm on Friday’s since both shows target a similar audience.

  • HFMudd

    ? Yes!!

  • AriesMatt

    Yay Arrow. Much deserved, as last night’s eppy was one of the better they’ve done. And 3 mil total viewers? Nice. Nashville was also really good last night and glad it reversed the negative trend, albeit just a tiny amount. Such a great show.

  • HFMudd

    -> Arrow -> YES!!

  • Mi

    Arrow and SPN’s ratings this season prove they are not dependent on each other and that the CW made a good decision in deciding to split them up and use both shows to build two nights. That’s all I have to say on the subject.

    I’m enjoying Arrow, TVD, The Originals, and TTP this season.

  • Dorothy5334

    I’m giving this site a gift. Next time someone starts a comment war between Arrow and Supernatural, just post this sentence:

    “Arrow and Supernatural are not in competition. There is room on the CW for both. Everyone wins.”

    Repeat ad infinutum until PEOPLE GET IT.

    I’m down potato!!! It’s irritating all the small portions of fans of particular shows arrow vs supernatural. Revenge vs scandal it gets old and ridiculous.

  • Mi

    “Are those numbers for The tomorrow people good? I really like the show.”
    Still early but if they keep up, they are good enough to get renewed at the CW.
    I think it’ll move to a different night next season if it gets renewed though, The CW will most likely pair The Flash and Arrow next season.

  • Ashley Crawford

    Move Revolution to 10/9 central.The show was amazing last night,if your not watching this show you are missing out.

  • Ashley Crawford

    Move Revolution to 10/9 central,NBC!

  • Brandon

    I loved Maggie Lawson on Psych but I just cannot get in to Back in the Game.

  • avstylez

    Arrow is the best show on tv on Wednesday..#great episode last night..hope it adjust up in the final ratings

  • tommie

    Wow, Back In The Game could only muster a 1.8 despite being sandwitched between a 3.0 and a 4.0 rating? It’s as good as dead.

  • Angelo

    Good Job Arrow and The Tomorrow People. CW has a strong Tues and Wed line up.let’s see how Reign does tonight. Arrow and The Tomorrow People were trending on Twitter last night

  • Steve

    Im surprised by how much I am enjoying The Tomorrow People. I will continue to watch it as long as no love triangle develops. However, the show is on The CW so i wont hold my breath.

  • avstylez

    Ironside is a good show but i guess viewers don’t care about it..the past 3 episodes have been solid, sadly anytime soon, cancellation of it will be announced..#Blair Underwood is a great actor, i think its bad luck this time for him and his new show..!!

  • TBM

    Time for ABC to pull Super Fat Night.

  • Billiam

    /unless a miracle happens, Revolution is history after this season. The might even get a episode cut this season.

    I’m glad that the Tomorrow People only dipped 0.1. Good show.

    And, Arrow will have no problem being renewed if it keeps these ratings.

  • Timmy G


    I could see that happening but I believe either the Flash or the Supernatural spinoff will be self starters (maybe both). Depends on how good the pilots are. In any event, one of their nights will have to stay the same next season as the goal will be fixing Monday, and since the Originals is doing well I imagine it’ll be moved and Arrow and TTP stay together. So prediction so far:

    8 PM – The Originals
    9 PM – New Drama (The Flash)

    8 PM – New Drama (Supernatural spinoff)
    9 PM – Supernatural (I really hope the CW keeps it here as they’ve had monumental problems with this spot in the past)

    8 PM – Arrow
    9 PM – TTP

    8 PM – TVD
    9 PM – New Drama

    8 PM – HOD
    9 PM – ATM/One of the mid-season shows

  • Kissan

    NBC should cancel WTTF and Ironside before 2014 and move Revolution to 10:00 with About A Boy and Growing Up Fisher to Wednesdays 8:00. They should also switch MJF and SSTW and put Community at 8:00 followed by P&R on Thursdays. They should also move The Voice to 8:00 in February on Tuesdays and put Chicago PD on Tuesdays 9:00 followed by Chicago Fire. And in May they should renew MJF and SSTW for second seasons, Revolution for a third, Parenthood for a sixth and final season and if Blacklist is really a hit and not just because it’s behind The Voice and since Chicago Fire’s also a hit, they should renew both of them as well and renew SVU for a final season.

    Next year for 2014/2015 there schedule should look like this:


    8:00-The Voice
    10:00-New Drama


    8:00-New Comedy
    8:30-New Comedy
    9:00-The Voice
    10:00-Chicago PD


    8:00-Chicago Fire
    9:00-SVU(final season)
    10:00-The Blacklist


    8:00-Community(final season)/Biggest Loser(midseason)
    8:30-Parks & Rec(final season)
    10:00-Parenthood(final season)



    Any thoughts guys?

  • jen

    People who think Revolution won’t be canceled because it is currently one of the highest rated scripted shows are forgetting how many shows NBC still has on the bench. New dramas alone include Believe, Chicago PD, Crisis, Crossbones and Night Shift. revolution has more renewal competition than just Parenthood and Ironside. If just one of those new shows is successful (Chicago PD I’m looking at you) NBC will have two freshman hits and will cancel a slumping sophomore in a heartbeat.

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