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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  • Shepherd

    Revolution’s numbers always go down the closer the moon is to being full. I expect ratings in the 3’s in two weeks time. ;-)

  • dantas


    Grimm had 1.4s on friday, sorry. “1.4s” is what I meant to say

  • BigBrotherFan

    Fan of both but Nashville beat revenge with a smaller lead in. Just sayin

  • omabin

    I am so worried about Revolution. It’s still a bubble show, but it has to stop.

  • Dan

    Well Arrow and Tomorrow People are both doing great.

    NBC is pretty much stable, I doubt Irinside will get pulled bc it’s at least over a 1.0.

    Back in the Game is as good as dead

    A 3.0 – 1.8 – 4.0 From Toy Story to BITG to Modern Family isn’t good reminds me of What happened to Partners in its last airing

    Even Super Fun Night is dropping like a stone. Suburgatory did better last year.

  • smelt

    I really hope we get to see more of The Tomorrow People.
    Hopefully TTP adjusts up.

  • Ashley

    Nothing is dropping too much. Wednesday seems like a boring day. It’s sad when Toy Story tops most all but one show.

  • Dochas

    What? When was that ever said here and by whom? Don’t generalize a fanbase or exaggerate a comment to further your agenda.
    The only thing I’ve seen Supernatural fans say about Arrow is that SPN ratings were not dependent upon Arrow as lead in.

  • jupiter3765

    i liked super fun night along with sean saves the world

  • Carl

    @hammard, quite a few people were saying that about Arrow, regardless of SPN, and had been saying it since last spring. I’m certainly glad that it’s ratings increased this week.

    I think Revolution lost viewers who are going to have a tough time being persuaded to come back.

    ABC continues to fail with most of their sitcoms.

    What was that Toy Story special about? Was it a continuation of the movies?

  • dantas

    People, I love this show… But Revolution will get cancelled, unless it climbs back to a 1.7 (or higher) and estabilizes near it.

  • Patrick G

    @ Jupiter…the soap opera boycott has nothing to do with ABC’s troubles. Their stupidity at force-feeding the viewers 2 new comedies on Wednesdays EVERY SINGLE YEAR at 8:30 and 9:30 is their problem. They need to leave their schedule alone for a while. I and millions of others are sick of the changes every year. I refuse to watch ABC at 8:30 and 9:30 now because I’m pissed that they took away “The Neighbors” and “Suburgatory.” Both should be moved back to their Wednesday timeslots. They did better than the shows there now!

    As for NBC and “Revolution,” it is sinking fast just as I said it would when they announced its renewal and new timeslot for this year. It WILL be canceled by May. I hope arrogant Kripke at least writes a conclusion instead of leaving the dwindling fans hanging! The show has really gone downhill and become totally unbelievable now! Miraculous nanites that caused the blackout and now saves dead people? PUH-LEEZE!! It’s utter nonsense :(

  • Clarke

    Toy Story of Terror did great. I really wish ABC would do more Pixar specials like this. It was such a breath of fresh air.

  • Corey

    Why is Nashville Likely to be cancelled?…Isn’t a 1.7 pretty good for this day and age in that timeslot?

  • jupiter3765

    i think super fun night might get renewed though

  • r0ckmypants

    @Ashley – “It’s sad when Toy Story tops most all but one show.”

    What’s sad about this?

    It was obviously going to do well; it’s Disney-Pixar AND it’s their first TV special AND it’s a holiday-themed episode AND it’s a beloved set of characters that have been around for nearly two decades, for sobbing out loud.

  • KJ

    Time for ABC to stop scheduling so many hours for sitcoms, and get some great reality shows instead

  • Alecia

    @ Jupiter

    Get over it already

  • pz_csr

    Damn…I was hoping for good numbers for TTP. I really like that show but 0.8 scares me a bit cause it dropped. Arrow on the other hand, Great!

  • Maria

    Half hours:

    8:00 p.m.

    ABC ~ Toy Story of Terror
    Viewers: 10.29 million (#1), A18-49: 3.0/ 9 (#1)

    CBS ~ Survivor: Blood vs. Water
    Viewers: 9.87 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#2)

    NBC ~ Revolution
    Viewers: 5.61 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#4)

    Fox ~ MLB American League Championship Series, Game 4
    Viewers: 7.21 million (#3), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#3)

    CW ~ Arrow
    Viewers: 3.06 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)


    8:30 p.m.

    ABC ~ Back in the Game
    Viewers: 6.24 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#3)

    CBS ~ Survivor: Blood vs. Water
    Viewers: 9.90 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2)

    NBC ~ Revolution
    Viewers: 5.16 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

    Fox ~ MLB American League Championship Series, Game 4
    Viewers: 9.23 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 7 (#1)

    CW ~ Arrow
    Viewers: 2.98 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)


    9:00 p.m.

    ABC ~ Modern Family
    Viewers: 10.85 million (#1), A18-49: 4.0/11 (#1)

    CBS ~ Criminal Minds
    Viewers: 10.77 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#2)

    NBC ~ Law & Order: SVU
    Viewers: 6.90 million (#4), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#4)

    Fox ~ MLB American League Championship Series, Game 4
    Viewers: 8.35 million (#3), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#3)

    CW ~ The Tomorrow People
    Viewers: 2.19 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#5)


    9:30 p.m.

    ABC ~ Super Fun Night
    Viewers: 6.02 million (#4), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#3)

    CBS ~ Criminal Minds
    Viewers: 11.12 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 7 (#1)

    NBC ~ Law & Order: SVU
    Viewers: 7.85 million (#4), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#4)

    Fox ~ MLB American League Championship Series, Game 4
    Viewers: 8.33 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2)

    CW ~ The Tomorrow People
    Viewers: 2.13 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#5)


    10:00 p.m.

    ABC ~ Nashville
    Viewers: 5.84 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

    CBS ~ CSI
    Viewers: 9.53 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

    NBC ~ Ironside
    Viewers: 5.36 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

    Fox ~ MLB American League Championship Series, Game 4
    Viewers: 7.98 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1)


    10:30 p.m.

    ABC ~ Nashville
    Viewers: 5.67 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

    CBS ~ CSI
    Viewers: 9.33 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#2)

    NBC ~ Ironside
    Viewers: 4.47 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

    Fox ~ MLB American League Championship Series, Game 4
    Viewers: 7.26 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#1)

    Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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