Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Survivor', 'The Middle', 'Modern Family' & 'The Tomorrow People' Adjusted Up; 'Super Fun Night' Adjusted Down + Final World Series Numbers

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October 24th, 2013


Survivor, The Middle, The Tomorrow People and Modern Family were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 while Super Fun Night was adjusted down a tenth versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings. Final baseball numbers are also below.

Final broadcast primetime 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) 4.2 11 14.40
CBS Survivor Blood vs Water 2.4 7 9.52
ABC The Middle 2.2 7 8.31
NBC Revolution 1.4 4 5.04
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.89
8:30PM ABC Back in the Game 1.7 5 6.27
9:00PM ABC Modern Family 3.9 10 10.32
CBS Criminal Minds 2.7 7 11.55
NBC Law and Order: SVU 1.4 4 5.53
CW The Tomorrow People 0.7 2 1.92
9:30PM ABC Super Fun Night 2.1 6 5.79
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.1 6 10.45
ABC Nashville 1.6 4 5.46
NBC Ironside 0.8 2 3.85

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

  • Jon

    Don’t be ridiculous CW is not gonna renew a sophmore show getting 0.3 on mondays for 2 short seasons.

    Who are you kidding with the statement that HoD does better than Nikita did last year on fridays. When Nikita moved to 8pm its ratings at this time was on par what HoD gets now. Being on friday makes Nikita’s ratings better ;-)

  • BBFan

    The total viewers avg for Beast make it clear it’s doing 0.3s. There is no way it’s drawing less than 390k 18-49. It’s a long season for Beast & it’s delayed viewer counts are strong. That suggests once the football season ends, it will rise. A range of 0.4s-0.5s is still in reach.

  • Jon

    You could be right but time will tell

  • BBFan

    futoncritic Beast 821k viewers, 382 18-49, 0.3 rating. But that was without NYC & Chicago as those markets were airing sports instead. Those markets will air CW Mon on Sun night. Those #’s will definitely rise then. Whether or not it gets reported doesn’t matter. The gains from the #1 & #3 market will boost the avg.

    382/821 = 0.465. That’s nearly identical to the premiere so it’s reasonable to assume it’s consistent. To get to a 0.4 the 18-49 needs to get to about 510k. Total viewers then need to get to about 1.1m. To get to a 0.5 they need to rise to 1.3m.

    The L3 showed Beast rising 43% in total viewers. So let’s assume at least 180k people will watch it in NYC or Chicago on Sun. Assuming just 40% growth has Beast total viewers at 1.4m for L3 for that ep. It seems reasonable that it can stay above 1.1m once football ends.

    Consider the typical male viewer now that has an interest in football, Beast, Hollow, & Blacklist. There’s only so much to count for L1. So they record the drama’s & watch the game. Beast is last on their least & doesn’t make the cutoff. After Dec, they’ll be able to watch Hollow & Blacklist live & Beast w/in an L1 cutoff.

  • Dave

    Fart of Dixie should just be cancelled lol :D

  • Tom

    @ BBFan

    What you’re doing is inviting us skeptics not to believe our eyes. Three consecutive 0.3 demos is clear evidence that BATB has lost it’s audience. What you left out of your post is that you believe L+7 ratings matter because the CW is somehow akin to being a cable channel. Rocking that theory is pointless. Advertisers aren’t referring to it and, for ratings purposes, that’s what matters because they’re the ones who pay the affiliates to air the shows. So, it speaks volumes when the CW’s affiliates in major markets ditch their network programming in favor of simulcasting football OTA.

    All you need to know is that BATB lost more 18-49 viewers last week. That’s even though TBBT and Sleepy Hollow were in repeats. Moreover, there’s no basis for your apparent assumption that “typical” guys who watch football or anything else would remotely be interested in BATB. This season there’s always going to be something interesting opposite the CW’s Monday shows. Next Monday, it’s the World Series. So, be prepared to spin a lot more theories out of whole cloth because I don’t see any evidence that BATB’s ratings will rebound.

  • RS

    Of course Beauty and the Male Model will be cancelled. It should not have been renewed, but Mr. P. needed bodies and he invoked the television show equivalent of the Walking Dead (B & B and Carrie Diaries are zombie shows). Give him credit, he gave the Beasties a chance to save their show (like SPN fans saved our show from the death slot of Friday at 8:00). And they failed miserably. The “haters” of your show didn’t give you a 0.3 rating, you fans did. We “haters’ are just enjoying it.

  • BBFan

    Once again you haters of Beast fail to pay attention. The 43% growth over L1 is for L3 & not L7. We’ve yet to see the L7 growth as those typically take 3 wks. The L3 avg (after NY & Chicago viewers are counted this Sun) will be close to 1.5m tvs & 0.54 18-49.

    Now maybe you’re not a MNF viewer who’s routinely DVR’g Hollow, Blacklist, & Beast but I’m sure there are a few 100k that are. Sure Almost Human is coming, but MNF is a 4 hr juggernaut that weakens live viewing. Remove it & live viewing is sure to climb not just for Beast but the other sci-fi/fantasy/fbi drama’s on the night as well.

  • thesnowleopard

    Not bad for The Tomorrow People. It’s only 0.1, but an upward adjustment is still going back up. Looks like it gets at least some retention/overlap from Arrow.

  • Networkman

    CBS: Nice uptick for CSI. It is great seeing it able to capture over 10 million viewers for its 300th episode even while facing the World Series.

    ABC: I’m really not pleased with Super Fun Night’s performance behind Modern Family. Everyone says that viewers don’t matter but it is now garnering less viewers than Back in the Game even though Modern Family garners over 10 million viewers weekly. Back in the Game gets a 1.7 demo out of a 2.2 demo. Super Fun Night getting a 2.1 out of 3.9 is poor. It should at least be able to garner a 2.9. Super Fun Night’s demo is lower than The Middle. That is unacceptable. Glad to see The Middle remain steady for its 100th episode.

    NBC: Is the 1.4 demo a series low for Law & Order: SVU?

  • RS

    The difference between 0.7 and 0.6 for Tomorrow People is more psychological than factual. On the CW, every 0.1 counts, and 0.7 is still in the top tier. 0.6 is sliding downward towards the dreaded 0.2 and 0.3 of Cult, Nikita, and Beauty and the Male Model.

  • BBFan

    It’s 11:20pm here, & STL’s gem Macha beat the BoSox 4-2. When they post ratings tomorrow if ABC has any sense, they should include the full time span. This was a great game to watch as the errors added to the drama. I expect near record ratings.

  • Parker Wyeth

    @AllOfHerTw!st George Eads/Nick Stokes is on a “leave of absence” according to the network.
    He got into a heated argument w/ a writer. On the show he’s been sent off to Quantico for training(or a time out). Too bad he missed the 300th ep. being one of a few still on the show from the beginning. Wonder if he’ll be fired again.

  • shasa

    BATB didn’t hit 0.5 in its third episode in its first season.

    0.7 isn’t great considering its only its third episode and its dipping every episode for TTP

  • BBFan

    A higher % of 18-49 (.465) are watching Beast vs TommP (.435) & Arrow (.407). It’s likely that 50% of Beast viewers are 25-54 then. A 1.0 = 1.1975m in the #2 $ demog. Applying the 50% to the L3, & Beast is drawing 750k in the demog. That’s a 0.63. Similarly, Dixie’s % is even higher (.531) so it’s possible 60% of it’s viewers are 25-54. With similar L3 #’s that means it’s drawing 900k in the demog or 0.75. That might be higher than Arrow or TommP in that demog despite fewer overall viewers. The 25-54, & 35-64 attract higher income advertisers than 12-24, & 18-34.

    If the CW is ever to grow in a nation that is aging rapidly it needs to balance it’s lineup more to appeal to the older adult.

  • Tom

    @ BBFan

    You said: “Those markets (NYC & Chicago) will air CW Mon on Sun night. Those #’s will definitely rise then…”

    In other words, the L+7 #’s. However, since Sunday is also a highly competitive night, I doubt if BATB’s ratings will increase. Moreover, since the CW doesn’t air programming on weekends, I doubt if the data will be more than anecdotal anyway.

  • Joseph A

    Except that the power of the CW is hitting the demo not the older age range of the audience

  • Rachel

    Back In The Game is a disaster and you can make all the excuses you want about it’s poor performances but the fact of the matter is that it’s a bad show. Maggie Lawson is gorgeous and talented and i love her on Psych and looking forward to seeing her as Juliet again in season 8 which airs early nexo year. SFN’s ratings may have slipped below BITG’s but in the 18-49 it’s still beating BITG with a 2.0 over a poor 1.7. Back in the Game should be cancelled soon, i don’t think they will chose it over SFN or The Goldbergs.

  • Ember

    Maybe BATB fans will finally realise whats up if/when it starts getting 0.2’s

  • BBFan

    In case you didn’t know, in less than a handful of yrs, the 25-54 will be the #1 demog. They will exceed the 18-49 demog. Some other #’s to consider. FOX has 15 hrs of PT prog a wk & earns an avg of $2B a yr in upfront sales. It garners the higest ad rates by far ($172k). #2 is CBS at ($116k), ESPN’s near $40k & TNT near $33k. The CW has 10 hrs of PT prog a wk & earns an avg of $450m a yr in upfront sales. ESPN is the #1 ad rater on cable. So what are CW’s ad rates? I’m guessing slightly better than ESPN. That’s why I say it’s ad model at present compares more with a cable network.

    When the CW Mon airs on Sun in NYC & Chicago that will adjust it’s L1 because those are premieres in those markets. It’s the first time those Nielsen HH’s will have to watch/DVR the show. Whether there is notice about it here or at futoncritic remains to be seen, but it will definitely adjust the L1 avgs.

    As for Beast, just 10 of it’s 22 ep go vs MNF this yr. There is plenty of time for the L1 ratings to grow when those delayed viewers have more of that time to spend.

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