Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'Law & Order:SVU', 'Survivor', 'Toy Story of TERROR!' & 'Back In The Game' Adjusted Up; 'Nashville' & 'Ironside' Adjusted Down

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October 17th, 2013

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Toy Story of TERROR!,  Survivor, Back In The Game, Law & Order: SVU and Modern Family were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 while Nashville and Ironisde were each adjusted down a tenth versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings. Final baseball numbers are also below.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, October 16,  2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC Toy Story of TERROR! (Special) 3.1/10 10.54
CBS Survivor 2.6/8 10.11
FOX MLB Baseball (8-11:35PM) 2.4/7 8.09
NBC Revolution 1.4/4 5.42
CW Arrow 1.1/3 3.06
8:30 ABC Back In The Game 1.9/5 6.35
9:00 ABC Modern Family (9-9:31PM) 4.1/11 10.94
CBS Criminal Minds 2.7/7 11.06
NBC Law & Order: SVU (9-10:02PM) 1.8/5 7.48
CW The Tommorow People 0.8/2 2.15
9:30 ABC Super Fun Night (9:31-10PM) 2.1/6 5.95
10:00 CBS CSI 2.0/6 9.45
ABC Nashville 1.6/5 5.76
NBC Ironside (10:02-11PM) 1.0/3 4.80

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Frank

    Poor Ironside, a 1.1 was bad enough only then to be adjusted down to a 1.0, ouch. I expect we will hear official word of its cancellation soon.

  • John A

    Great for CW. TTP held up well. The pilot was crap but it should get a full season.

  • AniMatsuri

    Revolution’s jumped the shark as far as I’m concerned. Zach basically has super powers he can’t even control? The American flag and calling yourself are now something to be feared and suspicious of? Why do I get the feeling this freaks out the writers of the show here in the present and they are projecting their fears in a story about a bleak future? It’s no wonder people are tuning out each week.

    Nashville continues to keep veering most of its main characters in the unlikable and unrelatable direction and it seems the ratings keep going down.

  • Dan S

    Revolution was very violent last night, definitely not appropriate for a 8pm show. I’m quite certain NBC will move it to 10pm replacing Ironside. I read where NBC is planning major changes on Thur coming soon from the Wrap.

  • Dave

    Disappointed with Revolutions ratings, but even with a 1.4 its still doing better than a lot of other NBC shows right now. Season 2 has been better than season 1 but unfortunately it already lost a lot of viewers and it is hard to get them back once they leave. It still has a chance at renewal for a third season if NBC’s other new shows coming midseason end up tanking.

  • Dave

    @Dan, I agree, Revolution is probably the worst choice for an 8:00 PM show considering how violent it is. When Ironside gets cancelled NBC should move Revolution to 10:00 PM on Wendsdays. Either that or perhaps pair it up with Grimm on Friday nights.

  • jay

    5 shows with more viewers than alcs game 4 on the same night.

  • diana

    @Ultima thanks for clearing that up

  • Amy

    I think at this point Revolution has nothing to lose. They should have recast Charlie for Season 2 but since they didn’t just kill her off.

  • AniMatsuri

    Revolution’s making the word ‘Patriot’ something to creep and freak out about. I’m sure this isn’t sitting well with a lot people who are just tuning out instead putting up with it.

  • HalCapone

    The post Modern Family slot appears to quickly lose half or so of Modern Family audience in any new season, not unlike the post Big Bang slot which has not been a “hit” producer of any longevity. I would guess based on ratings history and the new benchmarks that get set each season, Super Fun Night is neither doing terrible nor great which probably puts it in bubble or safe for now category. Super Fun Night (and a slew of predecessors) starts mid hour against no other shows on network television so where do those Modern Family viewers go? Do more viewers tune into the hour long competition which is half over, turn to cable or stop watching television for that half hour or entire evening? My guess is that it is probably a case of “all of the above”. I would also speculate that Super Fun Night attracts more females than males who probably stop watching after Modern Family ends and could gravitate to guy friendlier last half hours of SVU and Crime Mind.

    Modern Family achieves the highest 18-49 demo ratings in the $100,000+ income group of any show on any broadcast network so if a good chunk of that wealthier female demo hangs on for Super Fun Night, that might hold some sway for ABC suits and ad execs in deciding to keep the show where it is. While Modern Family and Big Bang may or may not attract the same exact viewers in the 18-49, I think they are close enough in a attracting broader audience sampling of women and men, younger and older within the 18-49 demo range than most other show(I might be wrong). It would be a near monumental accomplishment for either show to find a lead out candidate which retains 75-80% of their (Modern’s or Bang’s)broader audience in that same demo. Bottom line, I believe it is premature to predict the longevity of either Super Fun Night (as Modern Family’s lead out) or The Millers (as Big Bang’s lead out). Look for some longer term trends w/r/t each of those shows. All of the networks seem to be preaching patience due to much higher DVR usage. Bubble shows “might”–that is a big “might” secure more of a reprieve this year if the post air date DVR viewing numbers are extraordinarily high (as they seem to be running this year).

  • Sarah

    Is there any chance that Parenthood could be moved? The Thursday 10PM slot is killing the show.

  • 728huey

    Ouch for Ironside. Guess that reboot is tanking NBC’s ratings. So much for my plan to get rich by doing a reboot of BJ and the Bear. Or Manimal.

  • forg

    I wish the Middle was not pre-empted and Toy Story special aired at 8:30 instead but I see what ABC was trying to do here but Back in the Game only rose a tenth from last week. But it’s doing similarly with Better With You which didn’t premiere high but didn’t drop that much the succeeding so it earned a back 9 so imagine that would be the case for BITG a back 9 but S2 is a different question let’s have to see spring numbers first. A lot of us saw this coming that SFN will just go the same way as the other 9:30 PM shows in that are more adult oriented but ABC was so confident with Rebel’s supposed drawing power. Anyway, I don’t think ABC will make changes on their Wednesday sched maybe not until March. Rebel’s show will get that post-MF slot until it finishes its run. ABC have other problems to take care of (Tuesdays 9-11, Thu 8 and Sunday 9-11pm) so Wed will be the least priority since MF and to a lesser degree Middle keeps the night from collapsing hard

  • K


    Not going to matter much, CBS still rules Wed night with Survivor, Criminal Minds and CSI

  • Melanie P.

    Good for SVU. I hate to say it, but bye, bye Ironside! Too bad for Blair Underwood though.

  • Smith

    Too bad for Revolution. I wonder if the ABC special effected its ratings at all. Hopefully next week it will be back up to a 1.5 or 1.6.

  • Jiji Moran

    Though it has low ratings, “LO:SVU” had the highest ratings for an NBC show last night.

    About “Revolution”, I’ve been saying it for months, the premise was good but they made the show too violent, too far-fetched, too vapid. There was no chemistry between any of the characters, and we the audience didn’t care who got killed. To me, the fact that the deaths were too many, too gruesome and too sports-like made the characters we are suppose to be loving seem like ruthless psychopaths.

    “Ironside” was a bad idea from the beginning. A man in a wheelchair fighting thugs three at a time? The old show with the old big guy was more amusing, since it made sense he would stay in the office and let his investigators do the physical part of the job. That guy didn’t have men running into his fist.

  • Bee

    AHHHH why you adjust down, nashville :(

    super fun night has gotta GO! ugh that damn 9:30 slot is dragging nashville down. it’s got its small and consistent fan base, but there’s only so long that’ll hold without a good lead-in.

  • tunnelvision

    Revolution is a flop!

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