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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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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  • r0ckmypants

    @Dan S – “Now that we know both BITG & SFN can’t hold onto their large lead ins it’s time to move them or dump them. ABC needs to move Goldbergs to 8:30 & return Suburgatory at 9:30p.”

    But The Goldbergs can’t hold on to its large lead-in either, and it’s already below what Back in the Game is doing… so how does that help?

  • Setheriel


    Goal Post moving at it’s finest!

  • dantas


    half hours are in Page 3 of the comment section.


    LOL, no it doesn’t.

  • Z

    I like both Arrow and Supernatural and glad both are doing well.
    So please stop this nonsense war between these two.

  • Charmed

    1.7 at 10pm isn’t terrible in this day and age, it was enough last season

  • r0ckmypants

    @Diana – “No because Arrow sucks!!”

    Oh, so sorry! I forgot that ratings are directly correlated to what you enjoy watching!

  • gerry

    i love that the cw is turning itself around this year. it actually began last year, but this year it has more strong nights. good stuff. hope ttp adjusts up, i really really like it. yay on the arrow bump!

    sfn has funny moments, but overall its not that funny. rebel wilson is watered down. they should replace it with TROPHY WIFE which has been reliably funny in each episode and has a fantastic cast. the goldbergs could fit there as well, but the only reason it rates higher is because of the MF lead. Speaking of, MF bumped last night so we’re back to 4.0

    and revolution continues to drop…

  • Alecia

    @ Dan S

    The Goldbergs hasn’t been able to hold on to its lead in either.

  • dantas


    I’m sorry. I meant: “LOL, no, it won’t.”

    What’s up with me today? :/

  • James

    @Charmed – Hannibal is a critic favorite which is why it was renewed. Ironside – not so much and at a 1.1 it’s not going to be profitable enough to continue production.

  • jupiter3765

    lets regulate

  • Charmed

    Nashville – Episode 4 last season: 1.8 18-49, 5.74 million viewers
    Episode 4 this season: 1.7 18-49, 5.75 million viewers

    Down a little in 18-49, up in total viewers. Not bad IMO

  • Rick

    Can someone explain to me what ABC canceling daytime soaps has to do with night-time programming?

  • Brian

    The Tomorrow People will be a thing of the Past soon enough!


    what’s happening to NBC? Mondays and Tuesdays and Sundays are their strong nights. Poor fella.

    Btw, clap clap MODERN FAMILY! Second best in the ratings for comedy but the best for me creatively.

    TOY STORY fan!!! :)

  • jupiter3765

    is abc the new nbc

  • queeneeuq

    Why would ABC make moves to save shows that are likely to get cancelled in their second seasons? Itis better for them to keep their veteran shows and build on that.

    The Goldbergs, Super Fun Night , and Trophy Wife are dead at this point. Back in the Game is slowly inching towards them.

    I disagree with the predictions that Nashville and The Neighbors are getting cancelled. In fact, I believe both are even getting third and fourth seasons. Both shows got nominated for Emmys this year, already have 22-episode commitments, and are holding strong in terrible time slots.

    ABC would lose considerable prestige in cancelling these two shows given thatthey are the onlytwo they renewed from last year.

  • Kitsune

    Back in the Game is pulling numbers similar to The Neighbors. I somehow doubt it’s going anywhere with five other ABC comedies in far worse shape.

  • Max Vrany

    @Rick, it doesn’t, but the soap fans are (still) determined to boycott ABC.

  • mando

    NBC is always in trouble without The Voice lead in. When does this network rule this night again!?

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