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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  • steven


  • r0ckmypants

    @poweranimals – “What the heck is happening to Arrow? That can’t all be a result of the World Series, can it?”

    Um, yes. Read the text about the World Series: “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.”

  • GRD

    Too bad for Nashville, but it was a pretty poor episode. A little less bed-hopping and a little more character growth would be my prescription. Aside from the music, the show’s getting flat-out boring. (Also, I’m getting tired of waiting around for Peggy to completely lose it and start boiling bunnies or something. Let her off the leash already. At least that would be interesting!)


    THE BOSOX ON FOX Won the World Series 4-2

    @ NE Mike–WTG, Old Man!

  • feinn

    Its a series low for Arrow….NEW RECORD

  • PurpleDrazi

    Kind of surprised that Revolution didn’t drop with a big WS game.

  • Janus

    I think the focus on Monroe helped Revolution–he’s surprisingly popular.

  • hammard

    Soft rated Originals? It has hit a 1.0 or higher for all but of its episodes. That’s better than Supernatural did last year.

  • gerry

    ouch at basically everything! especially cw. i do know cw is airing out of order here in nyc tonight, so the numbers will be adjusted slightly. but things just get preempted, it is what it is.

    nashville!!! NO!!!

    please put bitg and sfn out of their misery and move the funnier tuesday comedies into those slots, abc.

  • Dan

    I still think ABC needs to make some drastic changes for midseason, comedy wise, even with all the dramas on hiatus until late Feb / early March, they still have to figure out what to do with their comedies.

  • s0303

    arrow :( hopefully it will adjust up and be higher next week now that baseball is over…love that show…

  • Corey

    I’ve been a Nashville fan since the beginning. Lately the stories have been very slow…especially with Avery/Scarlett/Gunnar. I don’t want to give up on the show ’cause I know it has huge potential…SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET KILLED OR DIE TO GET MY ATTENTION BACK!!!!!!!

  • Rebecca

    SFN can’t be all bad – its opening theme song is by Queen, after all. And I find it funny in parts. They even mentioned how Marika looks like Jodie Foster last night, lol (like I’ve been saying). Nice to have a fan convention-themed episode during Halloween week so we could enjoy the cast in costumes again, since they already did their Halloween episode. Also watched The Middle, part of BitG and the MF rerun. Move BitG and SFN to other nights and put The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife on Wednesdays….dang it, I wish ABC read all our comments, lol. Go to their website and submit feedback about scheduling, since many of us feel this way (I already did, so others need to do it now please?).

  • Alison

    Good thing Revolution wasn’t that badly effected and the ratings are very steady right now.
    Last night’s epsiode was really good and I Love David Lyons (Monroe), that man is super fine.

  • dantas


    If Revolution can just keep its 1.4 rating for a few weeks, it’ll fall when Spring comes and will end up being cancelled.

    NBC will only give it a third season (and start a loooong prayer session for The Syndication Gods) if it climbs back to a 1.7 and stays above that mark.

  • joel

    Great rating for the world series. Networks love when Boston or New York is in there.

  • Dan

    Everyone seems to want The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife on Wednesdays, yet ABC keeps trying to make Tuesdays happen.

  • Rebecca

    Congrats to Boston – I watched none of the Series but I’m glad they won (and I predicted to friends elsewhere that they would).

  • Tessa

    What happened to Arrow? Just as the show is getting better it starts dropping. Is it because of the World Series? Because they share an audience? :(

  • diana

    @bigbrotherfan expect revenge has waaaaay more competition to face

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