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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'CSI' & 'Criminal Minds' Match Highs, 'Arrow' Slides + 'Modern Family' Hits New Low

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November 21st, 2013

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Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX UNI NBC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.0/6 1.6/5 1.5/4 1.3/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.4/5 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 11.138 6.902 5.501 3.755 5.312 2.097

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

On CBS, Survivor earned a 2.4, down a tenth from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 ratingCriminal Minds scored a 2.8, up a tenth from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. CSI matched a season high with a 2.1, up two tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle scored a 2.2, down two tenths from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating and tying its season low. Back In The Game garnered a series low 1.6, down two tenths  from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family hit a new season low with a 3.3 down half a ratings point from last week's 3.8 adults 18-49 rating and its lowest-rated fall telecast since 2009. Super Fun Night earned a 1.9, down a tenth from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville notched a 1.6, up a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The X Factor earned a 1.6, down a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Revolution earned 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Law And Order: SVU matched last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline was even with last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Arrow earned a 0.9, down three tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  The Tomorrow People matched last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, November 20, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor Blood vs Water 2.4 7 10.10
ABC The Middle 2.2 7 8.38
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 1.6 5 5.50
NBC Revolution 1.4 4 5.25
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.53
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8:30PM ABC Back In The Game 1.6 5 6.08
9:00PM ABC Modern Family 3.3 9 10.03
CBS Criminal Minds 2.8 8 12.29
NBC Law And Order: SVU 1.6 4 5.92
CW The Tomorrow People 0.6 2 1.66
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9:30PM ABC Super Fun Night 1.9 5 5.67
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.1 6 11.03
ABC Nashville 1.6 5 5.62
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1 3 4.77

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-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," 3.2/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

 

  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

 

  • 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.

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. For more information see Numbers 101and Numbers 102.

 
  • Owen W

    Good for CBS:)

  • jupiter3765

    this is the begining of the end for modern family

  • casey

    And the X-Factor slides again, when you are under performing even one point less is a big deal!
    Hopefully Arrow adjusts up to a 1.0

  • MarvelRocks

    Oh no. Now Arrow will be canceled, sad to see it go.

  • Doug

    Wow MF took a huge tumble – although last night’s episode wasn’t really the best…

  • Midnight

    Well it’s pretty clear that The Tomorrow People isn’t lead-in dependent.

  • Felipe

    Go Criminal Minds :)

  • Jami

    no way I am the first.

  • Maria

    Criminal Minds matches its season high in A18-49 (premiere was too a 2.8) and gets a season high in total viewers! A M A Z I N G ! :D

  • jupiter3765

    bad for abc

  • Seth

    Terrible for Revolution.

  • victor Hugo

    bad night for all network

  • James

    Modern Family has had two so-so episodes in a row. It’s starting to show in the ratings.

  • Carl

    What happened with Arrow?

    .09 is fine and I’m sure it will adjust up, so don’t take this as a bash. I just wondered what happened.

  • jupiter3765

    whats with criminal minds though

  • CarShark

    Man, what happened to Modern Family? It’s too early for the Thanksgiving effect, right?

  • zerg

    MF is very low with Thanksgiving coming next week :SS

  • David

    Modern Family is becoming super boring. RIP.

  • danny94

    whoa! big fall for modern family, its far from danger though, glad Nashville went up if it stays between a 1.5-1.6 all season it may have a chance for season 3

  • Clarke

    I’m so happy to see CSI doing so well. I love the show and last nights episode with Jordin Sparks was fantastic. Also great to see Criminal Minds up. It won’t be too long until Criminal Minds is outperforming Modern Family in both total viewers AND the demo.

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