TV Ratings Wednesday: World Series Game 1 Rises as ‘Modern Family’, ‘SVU’, ‘Back in the Game’, ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Middle’ Hit Lows
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||4.1/11||2.4/7||2.2/6||1.3/4||1.2/3||0.8/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||3.4/11||1.4/5||1.7/6||1.1/3||0.8/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.73||10.37||6.95||3.22||4.82||2.17|
FOX was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
NOTE: Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for FOX (World Series) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.
On FOX, Game 1 of the World Series earned a preliminary 4.1 adults 18-49 rating up from last year’s Game 1 (Detroit vs. San Francisco ) which earned a 3.2 preliminary rating (and rose to a 3.6 in the finals).
On CBS, Survivor earned a series low (excluding recaps/specials) 2.3, down three tenths from last week’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds matched last week’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. CSI garnered a 2.1, up a tenth from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, The Middle earned a season low 2.1, down a tenth from its last original’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Back in the Game earned a series low 1.7, down two tenths from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family garnered a season low 3.8, down three tenths from last week’s 4.1 adults 18-49 rating. Super Fun Night notched a 2.2, up a tenth from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville matched last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Revolution tied last week’s series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Law and Order: SVU hit a season low 1.4, down four tenths from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.Now-canceled Ironside earned a 0.8, down two tenths from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.
On the CW, Arrow fell to a 0.9, down two tenths from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Tomorrow People also dropped two tenths to a 0.6 from last week’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 23, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||FOX||World Series Game 1 (8-10PM)||4.1||11||13.73|
|CBS||Survivor Blood vs Water||2.3||7||9.37|
|8:30PM||ABC||Back in the Game||1.7||5||6.24|
|NBC||Law and Order: SVU||1.4||4||5.54|
|CW||The Tomorrow People||0.6||2||1.89|
|9:30PM||ABC||Super Fun Night||2.2||6||5.96|
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,” 2.8/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.2/6 with an encore; 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,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
- From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2 with an encore).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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