TV Ratings Wednesday: Repeats of 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Criminal Minds' and 'CSI' Lead CBS to Nightly Win

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January 2nd, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/3 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.7/2 0.6/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.6/2 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.616 2.808 3.392 2.897 1.734 1.057

CBS and Univision tied for number one in adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

There was no original programming last night.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, January 1, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC The Middle -R 1.2 3 5.54
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.9 2 6.20
FOX Dads-R 0.8 2 2.16
NBC Revolution -R 0.4 1 2.02
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.12
8:30PM ABC The Goldbergs -R 1.3 3 4.75
FOX Dads-R 0.7 2 1.80
9:00PM ABC Modern Family -R 1.5 4 5.25
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.3 3 7.04
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 0.7 2 2.96
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine-R 0.6 2 1.58
CW The Tomorrow People -R 0.3 1 0.99
9:30PM ABC Super Fun Night-R 1.0 3 3.68
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine-R 0.5 1 1.40
10:00PM CBS CSI -R 1.0 3 6.61
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 1.0 3 3.71
ABC Nashville -R 0.5 2 2.35

-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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • zap

    Whoa The Goldbergs

  • Lucky

    Are there going to be Tuesday/Wednesday Cable ratings?

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go H50!

    And SVU did great at 10:00!

  • John A

    Lmao at Revolution. What a terrible repeat rating. TTP repeats the same as Reign. It will be neck and neck between these flops all season it seems.

  • Niallerz24

    The Goldbergs growing out of the Middle. ABC should consider moving or at least testing the show there for a few weeks in the next few months. The Middle, the Goldbergs and Modern Family seem to be a good combination.

  • Jamie

    Nashville ruined the chance of Ancelotti winning the night even though it’s a night of repeats

  • Jamie

    Sorry auto correct, “abc of winning the night”

  • Samunto

    Those nice numbers for ‘Dads’ remind me of how well Whitney was repeating on Fridays and we thought it would blow up to a nice hit for NBC in originals.

    And ABC should really consider keeping Goldbergs out of The Middle and Trophy Wife at 9:30. TW isn’t even getting a trial airing out of MF. No love for that show from ABC.

  • Linda

    Good numbers for CM and CSI repeats . Numbers one in the slots !
    Old CSI did better than h50 , and at 10 PM. No great numbers for H50.

  • k:Alex

    Good work for Goldbergs.
    And Revolution isn’t procedural, so it’s hard too find new viewers, would be more logical if they are a recap episode.

  • juan

    Wow at the Goldbergs growing from The Middle repeat. I love this show and love Trophy Wife too. I really hope they come back strong along with SHIELD. I also wish Nashville repeated better and hopefully it comes back in the high 1’s. Also I really hope Happy Endings repeated well on VH1. It was a great way to start the year and I must have watched hours of it.

  • Paul

    Suburgatory will have 3 seasons and 57 episodes. A fourth season is basically guaranteed which will bring it to 79.

    ABC should probably move The Goldbergs to 8:30pm on Wednesdays and use Suburgatory as filler. Post it to 8:30pm on Fridays and use it as spackle if a new show bombs at 9:30pm on Wednesdays. I like the idea of sitcoms on Tuesdays but it isn’t working.

  • Why Watch

    Watched PBS and the New Years concert last night. Nothing worth watching on the networks.

  • tv_viewer

    Last night was the first Wednesday in the 2013-2014 season that an 8:30 pm ABC program did better than The Middle on the same night. The Goldbergs is ABC’s strongest new comedy. ABC will probably dump The Neighbors and renew The Goldbergs.

    If ABC ever airs Trophy Wife immediately after Modern Family, ABC will most likely tell Rebel Wilson privately that her show is cancelled first. Rebel may get the bad news in February so repeat episodes of Trophy Wife might just air at Wednesdays 9:30 pm during the Winter Olympics.

  • Ram510

    ABC PLEASE move The Goldbergs to Wednesdays!!!!!!

    The Goldbergs is ABC owned so I would expect ABC to try to do anything to give this show it’s best chance to survive. But it is ABC so you never know with them

  • CrimTV


    Suburgatory will have 3 seasons and 57 episodes. A fourth season is basically guaranteed which will bring it to 79.

    That’s how many episodes Happy Endings had after 3 seasons as well, and that was cancelled. So a fourth season is not guaranteed for Suburgatory.

  • Adir

    Nice for TTP



    To wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR

    And want to say re: CBS win (tied w/Uni!) HOW SWEET IT IS

  • Dan S

    I’m not surprised that Goldbergs grew out from The Middle. It even aced a new episode of SFN that isn’t listed as a rerun. I’m confident Goldbergs will win a 2nd season but will need to wait & see if ABC ever plans on moving it to Wed permanently.

  • Bob

    The Middle, The Goldberg’s and Modern Family did great for repeats. Definitely could be a success for ABC if they would keep it that way. ABC’s scheduling is always a mystery on why they do things.

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