TV Ratings Wednesday: World Series Wins Big, 'Super Fun Night', 'Nashville', 'Arrow' & 'Criminal Minds' Hit Lows, 'Revolution' Flat

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October 31st, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.4/15 2.2/6 1.8/5 1.2/3 1.1/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.7/15 1.3/4 1.2/4 1.0/3 1.0/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 17.996 9.746 6.261 4.440 3.142 2.034

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 6 of the World Series, which featured the Red Sox winning the series at Fenway Park for the first time in 95 years, earned a preliminary  5.4 adults 18-49 rating up 42 percent  from a 3.8  for Monday's Game 5, and ranking as the highest rated Wednesday for any broadcast network since FOX’s January 30, 2013 broadcast of American Idol.

On CBS, Survivor earned a 2.3 down 4 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds scored a 2.4 down 11 percent from last week's 2.7  adults 18-49 rating. CSI garnered a 1.8 down 14 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle earned a season low 2.1 down 5 percent from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Back in the Game matched last week's series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Super Fun Night, which followed a repeat of Modern Family for the first time, notched a series low 1.8 down 14 percent  from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville garnered a series low 1.4 down 13 percent from last  week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Revolution matched  last week's series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were accurate.

On the CW, Arrow earned a  0.7 down 22 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Tomorrow People garnered a 0.6 down 14 percent from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 30, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX World Series Game 6 (8-11PM) - Live 5.4/15 18.00
CBS Survivor 2.3/7 9.02
ABC The Middle 2.1/7 8.03
NBC Revolution 1.4/4 4.91
CW Arrow 0.7/2 2.34
8:30 ABC Back In The Game 1.7/5 6.24
9:00 CBS Criminal Minds 2.4/6 10.62
ABC Modern Family -R 2.2/6 7.42
NBC Law & Order: SVU -  R (9-11PM) 1.0/3 4.20
CW The Tomorrow People 0.6/1 1.73
9:30 ABC Super Fun Night 1.8/5 5.42
10:00 CBS CSI 1.8/5 9.59
ABC Nashville 1.4/4 5.23

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.Definitions: Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • rgxx

    Most likely due to the game 6 – more people watch it for tighter races and bigger teams when it goes past game 4 –

    Although I watch both Arrow & Revolution – I think people are missing out. Both shows last night were intense!

  • dantas

    @Miles R.,

    Unfortunately, yes, it will get canceled.

    Emmy nominations don’t renew a show. Numbers do.

    I don’t hate the show, but Nashville has two more seasons to go before reaching syndication and it has already notched a 1.4 in the first half of its second. One can imagine the drop it may suffer until the end of its run.

    If it wants to stay on ABC future plans, it has to climb back to 1.8 and stay over there for most of this season.

    But brace yourself, Spring is coming… And it’s an obvious statement that Nashville can’t afford hitting 1.2s and 1.1s this season. At all.

  • ToXiX

    Sad for Nashville , but last nights episode was pretty boring , probably the most boring episode ever IMO. Still love the show and will continue to watch.

    Expecting The Goldbergs & Super Fun Night to get full season pick ups any time now.

    Back In The Game matched Goldbergs with a 2.2 lead in from the middle while Goldbergs had a lead in of 1.2
    Goldbergs is clearly the stronger show. Only 2 of their new comedies will get a full season with Mixology & Suburgatory waiting to find a time slot. Unless mixology is only 7 episodes.

    I knew Revolution would stay at 1.4 but it doesn’t really matter since I don’t watch it anymore. I just can’t get into this season and don’t really care if it comes back next season or not.

  • rgxx

    Aww…..look what ABC is doing tonite – a cute childrens classic of Charlie Brown followed by sex & scandel & will probably have promos air during Charlie Brown to promote sex and scandel while kids are watching Charlie Brown…yup another ABC family night….;(

  • Amy

    Unless Revolution goes down in the finals this seems like their bottom. The die hards that will hang on until the end…

  • chrisdvanne


    //And we do it for fun, only. It’s a joke. A running gag with the actress. To which she responded quite approvingly via Twitter.//
    Where did you get this? Probably from a fake Summer Glau account.

    The legitimate interviews of SG say otherwise:

    (Esquire – March 2011 Issue)
    I try not to read stuff about me online, but you can’t help it. I’ll have one day when I’m feeling bad about myself, and that’s always the day you go looking for it. And you’ll find it — the people who say you’re hideous, or that you always play the same role, or that you’re a show killer. I’ll think, There must be some truth to it or else they wouldn’t write it. That’s the ballet dancer in me: You look in the mirror and pick out the one thing that’s not good. Dancers are mean little hungry people — worse than actresses, way more hardcore.

    (FHM – April 2010 issue)
    I avoid the internet, it can break your heart. There was a time where I read the forum because I wanted to know what people thought. You can read ten nice things, but the one hurtful thing you pick up.

    (Message from Summer, Dec 11 2010)
    Sometimes it’s hard to summon the courage to read anything regarding myself online. It almost always ends in tears. I’m an entertainer- have been all my life… I want everyone to be pleased with my contribution. Often the comments I read online can make me feel like a failure.

    People who repeats this old “joke” are childrens and douchebags, indeed.

  • Maya


    Supernatural doesn’t need a lead in, we all have seen the probe of that.

  • Russell

    ABC: All of their new comedies (The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Back In The Game and Super Fun Night) are horrible and their ratings just aren’t great. None of the comedies are going to grow. Let’s face facts that ABC is just a mess. Agents of Steel is getting pretty poor ratings considering how much it costs to produce and advertise. Lucky 7 was canceled after 2 episodes and Betrayal will be their next cancellation. Once Upon A Time spin-off will either be pulled or the remaining episodes will be burned off. Most of their returning series have fallen, i.e. Revenge, Nashville, Neighbors, Last Man Standing, and Once Upon A Time.

    Dancing With The Stars is doing good with viewers but its’ demo is between 1.9-2.0 and that’s bad. Grey’s Anatomy can go one more year – its demo is down and it keeps going down in viewers each year.

    The Middle is doing okay and should see another two seasons and Modern Family is still doing great (although it is down this season). Castle is getting a little tired but it has a high viewership and mediocre demo, but, it does beat Blacklist in viewers. Scandal has gone up in demo but is still beaten by Elementary in viewers. Scandal is a good show but it has been a bit of a disappointment this season. I think Scandal has peaked.

    What can I say about NBC? It’s basically would get CBS numbers if not for The Voice and Football. It has turned into a reality network. Thier Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night schedules are a mess. Tuesday is good from 9-10 but that’s because of The Voice. Chicago Fire should have been a hit by now but unfortunately it looses a lot of The Voice’s audience. The one bright spot is The Blacklist and it will definitely see a second season, but if NBC moves it like they did Revolution, it will become next season’s Revolution. I don’t watch one single show on NBC and I’m proud to say it. I did preview the new shows but most of them are horrid, i.e. Sean Saves the World, Michael J. Fox (is this a comedy), Welcome to the Family (cancelled), Dracula (boring), and Ironside (cancelled). Thier returning series are near death – Revolution, L&O: SVU, Biggest Loser, Parks & Recreation, Parenthood, Grimm (will never be a hit), and Community which returns in January against BBT will most certainly be gone by May. NBC will probably finish first in 18-49 and second in viewers to CBS.

    FOX has perked up in 18-49 demo since World Series but will fall again starting tonight. The X Factor on Wednesday and Thursday should not be renewed – the ratings are awful. Tuesday comedy line-up is just dreadful with only New Girl managing a 1.9-2.0 demo and all the other comedies on Tuesday are very low in viewership and have horrible demos. Bones is getting tired on Monday and when moved to Friday it should be put out to pasture. Raising Hope and Enlisted will do nothing for FOX on Friday, the cancellation is already on the wall for these two entries. Glee’s ratings have fallen, but unfortunately it still has one more season. Sunday animation is getting a little tired and Fox has to try something new on this night. Almost Human hasn’t premiered yet but from what I heard it’s horrible. Rake starring Greg Kinnear looks pretty good and might do okay on Thursday. The only major surpirse for FOX this year is Sleepy Hollow, I know the ratings have dropped from the premiere episode but I think this show would excel on Friday night next season.

    CBS has the best and most consistent series on TV. They haven taken a hit a little with the 18-49 demo but CBS mainly cares about viewers and the 25-54 demo. They stopped the bleeding on Monday by canceling We Are Men and moving 2 Broke Girls into its’ slot. Mike & Molly’s return should help Mom get more of a sampling. Mom is one of the best comedies of the season. Unfortunaley, Hostages has failed to gain an audience and CBS should just continue airing the remaining episodes until the end of December and move the newe series Intelligence up in early January. Tuesday, and Wednesday are just fine. Thursday is good but if I were CBS I would move Two Men to 9:00 pm and Crazy Ones to 9:30. Crazy Ones I believe is the weak link in the line-up. I would try Bad Teacher in its’ slot sometime after the Olympics. Friday has been a big surprise for CBS all three of its’ shows are doing well and I think both Five-0 and Blue Bloods will go another year or two. Sunday is a problem for CBS because of the football overruns but CBS is making a lot of money from the games and they are not going to change now. 60 Minutes will continue, as always, at 7:00 pm. Amazing Race is weaker this season and I could see them using it as a one cycle summer series beginning next year. The Good Wife is awesome this year. The show has a pretty good viewership considering the competition. I would give this show another season – it is the best scripted drama on network TV. The Mentalist should be cancelled at the end of the season. I would air repeat free episodes of The Mentalist and then replace it with Reckless in March. Depending on how Intelligence does on Monday – CBS should cancel Hostages, Mentalist, Amazing Race (only for summer), How I Met Your Mother (final season), and The Crazy Ones/Bad Teacher combo. If Bad Teacher does better than Crazy Ones I would definitely keep it.

  • BD

    This is how Revolution should have started last season verses that awful first 1/2 season they put out. This season has been awesome and I hope they keep it up!

  • dantas


    Yeah, problably from a fake account then. Sad. :/

    ‘Cause I read the tweet by the time she was on The Cape and was pretty sure she was OK with it.

    But not to worry. After this phrase, I will no longer make fun of her powers to decline one show’s ratings.

  • Why Watch

    Concur with ToXiX. It doesn’t matter tom me anymore since I’ve stopped watching it. This season just didn’t engage me and I don’t care if it comes back next season or not.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    @Russell [and others]

    loose = not tight
    lose = not victorious

  • dantas


    Can I say I just love your comments? :)

  • chrisdvanne


    Thank you!

  • AllOfHerTw!st


    [in my best Elvis voice] Thank you very much!

  • Bitter Go On Fan (Former Bitter Ringer Fan)

    Ouch at Arrow for hitting a series low 0.7, but two tenths down seems too extreme I think It might get adjusted up.
    But It will not be CW’s number one show this season like a lot of fanboys were saying last season. I knew since last season that it was not going to happen, I mean it got a lot of 0.9s during spring while TVD got 1.0s and TVD already have loyal fans. You guys were delusional.

    TTP keeps dropping but very slowly while Reign got 0.6 on its 2nd episode. Tonight’s ratings might decide the full season pick ups (The originals and TTP).

  • dantas


    You’re welcome(I guess). But I won’t deny their existence. Just won’t make fun of ’em



  • Freddy Arrow


    “CBS has the best and most consistent series on TV. They haven taken a hit a little with the 18-49 demo but CBS mainly cares about viewers and the 25-54 demo.”

    Even supposing that is true, what CBS cares about is irrelevant to what the advertisers are willing to pay. CBS and ABC are more or less equally down this year when compared to last year.

  • Ultima

    Aww…..look what ABC is doing tonite – a cute childrens classic of Charlie Brown followed by sex & scandel & will probably have promos air during Charlie Brown to promote sex and scandel while kids are watching Charlie Brown…yup another ABC family night….;(

    Are you serious with this garbage? I hope you don’t actually have children. :roll:

  • Ultima

    CBS mainly cares about viewers and the 25-54 demo

    You’re never going to find the droids that you’re looking for! ;)

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