TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Modern Family' Rises, 'Nashville', 'Survivor', 'Arrow' & 'CSI' Down,

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December 12th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/6 1.9/6 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.4/5 1.3/5 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 10.260 6.753 5.725 4.887 3.107 2.234

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

On NBC, The Sing-Off earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 25 percent from Monday’s 2.4. The special Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Music Tale garnered a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last year’s Michael Buble Christmas special.

On CBS, Survivor scored a 2.5 , down 4 percent from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds notched a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with its last original episode on November 27. CSI garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 14 percent from a 2.0 on November 27.

On ABC, The Middle matched last week’s season low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Back in the Game garnered a 1.5 up 7 percent from last week’s series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family earned a 3.5 up 9 percent from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Super Fun Night notched a 1.8, up 13 percent from last week’s series low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville tied its series low with a 1.4, down 13 percent from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The X Factor matched last week's 1.4  adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Arrow notched a 1.1 down 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little too optimistic. The Tomorrow People earned a 0.5 down 17 percent from last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, December 11, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Survivor 2.5/8 9.81
ABC The Middle 1.9/6 8.14
NBC The Sing-Off (8-10PM) 1.8/5 5.92
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 1.4/4 4.89
CW Arrow 1.1/3 3.04
8:30 ABC Back In the Game 1.5/4 6.10
9:00 ABC Modern Family 3.5/10 10.53
CBS Criminal Minds 2.4/7 11.02
CW The Tomorrow People 0.5/1 1.43
9:30 ABC Super Fun Night 1.8/5 5.47
10:00 CBS CSI 1.8/5 9.95
NBC Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale 1.4/4 5.33
ABC Nashville 1.4/4 5.15

-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," 2.8/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; 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," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.4/5 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 0.8/4 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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  • diegobitch

    I used to have faith on Nashville. But now…

  • Douglas from Brazil


    My mistake.Sorry.


    No.I don’t need to be banned.

    It was supposed to be a joke,sorry!

  • kev

    i was hoping arrow to get 1.3 but 1.1 is still great. can’t wait to watch it this weekend! poor TTP.

  • CrimTV

    @Douglas from Brazil

    Nah it’s okay :)

  • Clarke

    Why is The Middle so low???? The show is great this season, plus it is now in syndication. It deserves much better numbers than this.

  • Tom

    Decent for Arrow. Had hoped it would hold at 1.2, but 1.1 is acceptable. Can’t say I’m sad to see TTP dipping. It’s just not a very good show. Hopefully Reign can get a .7 tonight and pull ahead.

  • Nick

    Is Monday for CW a good slot or a bad slot? There’s heavy competition which result in low ratings, but then again their two series that night aren’t exactly hits so that’s expected. I wonder where would Star-Crossed and The 100 go with this packed schedule.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Well that didn’t last long for The Sing Off.

    Still, 1.8 isn’t bad for a holiday filler show.

  • Ted Craig

    BItG may prove the biggest mistake of the year. It seems ABC squandered its best chance to introduce a long-term show and it appears to drag down The Middle.


    CBS takes night though entire sked down

    The Middle falls below 2.0 but MF up to 3.5 & train-wreck Nashville down to 1.4

    The Sing Off does better than Revolution & L&O avrgs, KC disappoints @ 10:00

    XFac proving to be a loser w/ 1.4 for night

    Expected more from Arrow & TTP 0.5 pretty shabby for the CW

  • CrimTV


    I suggest CW move Hart of Dixie to Friday, cancel BATB, move TTP to Mondays and premiere Star Crossed there, then premiere The 100 on Wednesday 9.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Come on Criminal Mimes! CSI still hanging in there!

    The X Non-Factor.

    Arrow certainly didn’t do too badly.

    Nashville isn’t looking all that hot.

  • Ted Craig


    Bad slot because of football pre-emptions, I believe.

  • Tom Shaw

    While I’m still not sold on its chances, it is worth pointing out that the Kelly Clarkson special was far more specific competition than whatever repeats NBC usually airs.

  • Samunto

    X Factor gets soundly beat by Sing-Off. What’s left to say of the Cowell’s turkey?
    Nice how Sing-Off was consistent from 8-10 half hours.

    I thought Arrow would have done better….

  • Brandy

    Too bad Nashville dropped.Happy TTP dropped.

  • Fabio – BR

    Sad to see those X Factor numbers…last night was amazing, i do believe Alex & Sierra are gonna be huge after the show, oh well, i guess XF is only big in Europe and here in South America

  • Douglas from Brazil

    The Middle stays now below 2.0,Suburgatory will stays at Back in the Game level 1.5 too.

  • Dochas

    I haven’t watched TTP since the first episode but is it as bad as ratings imply or is it simply a good show, not being watched?
    I wonder if maybe the action of Arrow is too much for TTP. People feel energized watching Arrow and then deflated when TTP doesn’t match in adrenaline. They become bored. I think anything other than a solid fan favorite (ie- Supernatural) will fall short behind Arrow.

  • DKD

    I wonder how Simon Cowell is feeling about being beaten by the Sing Off

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