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

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December 12th, 2013

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Scoreboard CBS ABC NBC FOX UNI CW
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

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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.

 

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.

 
  • Compeau

    Hey ABC, how about putting The Goldbergs between The Middle and Modern Family? It seems like a natural location.

  • MARTY

    ted my daughters are in the 20 24 range when they need something its mom dad get this for me, they never say name brands. lol

  • MARTY

    for all the survivor fans and haters its renewed

  • Jose

    I’m glad to see Kelly Clarkson’s special did well in ratings, it was fantastic. Her voice was everything <33

  • Niallerz24

    I hope Nashville rebounds in January. Its a really good show, The acting is brilliant and the story lines are superb. Even if its a shortened season 3, let the show wrap up. It deserves a proper ending, if canceled.

  • Networkman

    The Middle is still pulling in a decent size audience, although its demo is below 2.0 If it were able to pull 1.9 on a Friday night for ABC that would be great. The network should seriously consider a 2 hour comedy block on Friday moving an establish show such as The Middle to seriously restart TGIF. I just don’t really understand what ABC is doing with the scheduling of their comedies. It seems as if they have The Goldbergs on an island to itself and also leaving Last Man Standing stranded to die on Friday.

  • Networkman

    CSI is still holding up nicely against Duck Dynasty and AHS:Coven. I do feel it should receive a 15th season. It would be nice to place its final season on Friday@9pm where it first premiered.

  • JakeWisconsin

    The Middle cannot be this low. That is not okay.

  • Boiler

    Wish Nashville would improve. It has been really good this year in my opinion. It always gets one of the biggest DVR bumps so MAYBE that will help.

  • Mike S.

    Modern Family was excellent this week!
    The Middle wasn’t the best episode but i liked it.

  • hlnkid

    Shame about the Tomorrow People because it’s actually quite a good show with a good storyline. I hope the move to Monday’s next year helps and they dont just end up burning off episodes to kill it off.

    Not surprised by the recent numbers for The Middle. I think the show has run it’s course. It used to be funny, now there are just a few moderately humorous moments.

    And low, but at least up a notch, Super Fun Night…I actually continue to like this show. It’s not fall of the chair funny, but it’s entertaining. They need to showcase the one friend, Marika?, a bit more though. She’s hilarious.

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