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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  • Dave

    TTP moving to Fridays with Batb.

    Star-Crossed and Hart of Dixie on Mondays.

    The 100 and ARROW on Wednesdays.

    Tues and Thur stays the same.

  • DenverDean

    CSI definitely impacted by Duck Dynasty Xmas. Last week with no DD, CSI (R) got a 1.5.


  • Tam

    1.1 is good for Arrow and better than the same episode last year did. The Flash should still get picked up to a series imo.

  • Dochas

    @CrimTV – I think those moves make sense. BaTB should never have been renewed to begin with, IMO. I don’t know all of the pilots the CW is looking into for next season but I have to think Flash will be one. They won’t have much room without letting some of the dead weight go.

  • DM

    @Nick Monday is the CW’s worst night aside from Fridays so right now it’s a bad slot.

  • Someone

    Tonight’s Reign is really good.

    Too bad (good thing?) people don’t know the future.

  • Al

    Goodbye Nashville/Super Fun Night/Back in the Game/XFactor

    Time to retire csi it’s had a good run

  • Steven

    Sad to see TTP drop. Last night was excellent and left the mid season finale on a high note. Sadly now I excpect Reign will get the pick up.

  • Ram510

    What has happened to ABC Wednesdays????

  • Douglas from Brazil

    If FOX cancels The X Factor that could open more rooms for more dramas with 15 episodes order in the Fall and leave American Idol for midseason.They can try new comedies against ABC.

  • Serene

    Arrow actually scored a 1.6 in the M18-34 demo and was the number one show at 8 PM. Thats very good for the CW.

  • GRD

    At this point, I’m afraid Nashville pretty much deserves to be canceled. The soap opera silliness has gotten completely over the top. Too bad — it started out as a good show.

  • MeAndMrsJones

    Dammit TTP! Dammit Arrow! I hope both shows are adjusted up. I love man pain Wednesday night just the way it is.

  • Brian

    LMAO @ Nashville, too bad for Hayden..i do like her, but she needs a better show!

  • StevenD

    NBC should be happy with the Sing Off, as it comfortably beat The X Factor towards its finals.

  • JJM

    I’m with Al, retire CSI and renew The Mentalist and The Good Wife.

  • israelCD

    Get Dat Renew REIGN !!!

  • Ram510

    Ttp reminds me of Secret Circle how the story moves very slow but they do just enough to keep you from completely giving up on it. They need to pick up the pace and do it now before it’s too late like Secret Circle

  • Dan S

    Wed at 10pm is wide open for the new Chicago PD to make its mark. I gave up on Nashville as have a lot of other people apparently. The new Mixology won’t be of any help for a lead in. Unless Suburgatory can improve the ratings at 8:30p I implore ABC to move Goldbergs to Wed. It could definitely improve that slot over what BITG has been averaging.


    oooooooooooouch for Nashville… :(

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