TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Modern Family' Returns Down, 'Criminal Minds', 'The X Factor', 'Nashville' & 'Arrow' Up

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November 14th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.2/6 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.9/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.7/6 1.4/5 1.0/3 1.2/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 10.554 7.112 5.765 5.430 3.573 2.340

CBS was number  one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, The Middle scored a 2.3 up 5 percent from a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating on October 30. Back In the Game garnered a 1.8 up 6 percent from a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating on October 30. Modern Family returned to a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating down 3 percent from a 3.9 on October 23. Super Fun Night earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 24 percent from a 1.7 on October 30. Nashville notched a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 7 percent from a 1.4 on October 30.

On CBS, Survivor earned a 2.4 down 4 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds scored a 2.7 up 17 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. CSI garnered a 1.9 up 6 percent from last week's 1.8  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The X Factor earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up 13 percent from last week’s 1.5. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

On NBC, Revolution matched last week's series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Law and Order: SVU earned a 1.6 up 7 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline matched last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Arrow earned a 1.1 up 10 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  The Tomorrow People matched last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, November 13, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Survivor 2.4/7 9.77
ABC The Middle 2.3/7 8.86
FOX The X Factor 1.7/5 5.77
NBC Revolution 1.4/4 5.14
CW Arrow 1.1/3 2.99
8:30 ABC Back In The Game 1.8/5 6.41
9:00 ABC Modern Family 3.8/10 10.61
CBS Criminal Minds 2.7/7 11.62
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.6/4 6.09
CW The Tomorrow People 0.6/2 1.69
9:30 ABC Super Fun Night 2.1/6 5.92
10:00 CBS CSI 1.9/6 10.27
ABC Nashville 1.5/4 5.43
NBC Dateline 1.1/3 5.07

-via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5).  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 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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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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  • Ytr

    Great for Arrow

  • Vasco Silva

    Go Arrow! :)

  • TimsDale4ever

    Good for SFN.

  • Samuel

    Glad to see X Factor (slowly) rising.

  • Oliver

    Good ratings for Aroow. Great year for The CW.

  • Dillan

    Not bad for X Factor.

    Really want The Tomorrow People to rise!

  • Guardian Owl

    Guess it was just the world series that was depressing Arrow.

  • Jessica

    Robbie Amell is hot but Stephen Amell is hotter

  • PHIL

    TTP will so get the chop

  • Martin

    Go Arrow!! – that is a big high in the demo, isn’t it?. When is the last time it got that high?

  • Simon

    Go ‘Arrow’ and ‘Revolution’! I believe that ‘Revolution’ has finally found its footing and has proven itself a very stable performer. So much for the ‘SMASH’ effect.

  • smelt

    go arrow.
    anyone got the half hour ratings?

  • casey

    Slight improvement for the X-Factor however still horrible ratings for FOX!
    Great for Arrow, not great for TTP but the CW is having a great week overall!
    Surprised by MF.

  • Alejandro

    Nice to see that TTP has stabilised. If it can maintain it’s current 0.6 and maybe even a few more 0.7’s it should be renewed :)

  • Michael

    Yay Svu & Criminal minds

  • k:Alex

    1.4 again for Revolution, those ratings are boring.

  • Simon

    No. ‘Arrow’ hit its high with its series premiere with a 1.3

  • Owen W

    Solid from Survivor

    Better for CM & CSI

  • jupiter3765

    i mind as well enjoy nashville while it last

  • Seth

    Outstanding for X Factor. I expect it to now be renewed with those solid numbers.

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