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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  • Gamma626

    How is back in the game doing any worse than super fun night? If either show is gone (which they both will be) it’ll likely be SFN. The post MF slot is much better.

  • Setheriel

    wow, if Revolution is hitting numbers this bad now, just wait until spring. You won’t be able to move the goal posts far enough to justify a renewal.

    Too bad, as the quality really went up this season.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Carl – “do you known how many of the original actors were back? I guess I’ll have to look up to see if it’s coming on again.”

    It’s airing on ABC Family this Sunday at 7:30pm. The whole (toy) voice cast of the third film returned.

  • Shepherd

    Not listing Revolution among sophomore shows that would get cancelled this year was a big miss on my part. In my defense, I hadn’t payed attention to its time slot; but regardless of when it airs, there’s no excuse for these numbers. It’s a shame too, aside from the premier, this season has been so much better than the last.

  • JJF

    BITG is actually one of the better freshman comedy performers for ABC this week. SFN has a better Demo but that won’t save it. Who will get the annual pity renewal? Hmmmm.

  • Me

    Half hours anyone ?

  • queeneeuq


    Revolution sucks :-)

  • busy06

    Ironside skews older but it’s holding onto viewers. They should probably try moving it to 8pm, Revolution at 9pm and SVU at 10pm. SVU could get 2nd at 10pm likely hitting a 2.0 as Chicago Fire did last year.

  • Shepherd


    Why is Nashville Likely to be cancelled?

    Because Agents of Shield is doing much better.

  • Alecia

    Back in the game was even with last week and if it continues like that I don’t think it’s going to get cancel

  • Ted Craig

    The sitcom situation on ABC just became much worse.

  • David Howell

    Looks like yet another season for SVU. That show just won’t die.

    Is there a single renewable new sitcom on ABC (or any network, come to think of it) this year?

  • Ryan

    How is 1.7 considered good for Nashville? The way this show is promoted (and acclaimed) yet it can’t be a show in its 14th season

  • jupiter3765

    revelution is dead when will nbc pull ironaide

  • Oliver

    I’d guess some Back in the Game viewers were watching baseball instead.

  • Paula Q

    So great to see the Arrow numbers up. I think last week’s lower start was just a bad night for TV and despite the promotion people seem surprised it had started already. But the show’s pretty solid with all the tweaking being done and most of the characters I didn’t like last year feel better this year and certainly placed to be more involved (like Quentin Lance, Roy Harper, Thea, etc). The Arrow team is coming together nicely and I like that the show, too, has shuffled Felicity around so she can be more involved with the day to day interaction of Oliver and Diggle than just reserved for the vigilante stuff. All smart changes. I think the show will continue to do well.

  • Wright

    Revolution gets better with every episode, but it continues to fall? How can that be? Hopefully it adjusts up in the finals. Miles and Monroe were awesome last night. Great for Arrow!!! Hoping to see an upward adjustment for TTP too.

  • queeneeuq

    Looks like The Neighbors might get renewed after all. :-)

  • Charmed

    Ironsides is holding up surprisingly well. I’m not fan, but if it stays at this and doesn’t go below 1.0 I could see it being renewed

  • Diana

    Arrow sucks Supernatural is way better. Arrow will lose at least a tenth or two with the final ratings.

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