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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  • Shamrock317


    Old CSI did better than h50 , and at 10 PM. No great numbers for H50.

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    Disgruntled AOL fan perhaps? Give it up. Hawaii Five-0 is here to stay. Good numbers for a repeat on a different night (Wed vs. Friday).

  • Ray

    It’s probably too late this season to permanently move Goldbergs. But I think ABC definitely should renew Goldbergs for a second season and next year schedule it like this:

    8:00 – The Middle
    8:30 – The Goldbergs
    9:00 – Modern Family
    9:30 – New Family Comedy / Suburgatory

    That would be the ideal schedule. It probably is too late for Trophy Wife (it is likely a goner). Super Fun Night will most likely be canned too, and I don’t see Mixology doing any better than SFN. ABC should really think hard about their scheduling/promotion for next season, because this season (and even last season) was a complete disaster with so much wasted potential.

  • Fred

    Goldbergs was hilarious last night. And I already watched it earlier this season. Was even funnier than MF.

  • Linda


    All I was saying is that CBS won the slot at 9 PM and 10 PM . U cannot like it , but that’s the way. H50 didn’t win the 8 PM slot for CBS. So that is not a good number .
    But yes it will be renewed because of the syndication deal . Duh

  • Paul928

    It appears to me that The Goldbergs may be the real ratings winner.
    Sandwiched between two terrific ABC comedies…this may have been the perfect way to introduce this show to a different audience than the ones that usually watch it.
    As for Revolution? PLEASE get it off of the ludicrous 8pm hour. It clearly doesn’t belong there. Of course, it may not belong anywhere by season’s end.
    Which would be a pity.

  • Z

    Goldbergs are doing well, partly due to 80s nostalgia.

  • Linda E.

    Glad to see nice repeat numbers for HF-0. The demo could have been better, but we’ll take it. I hope Fridays’ rerun is still on, and does well too.
    Go HF-0 !!

  • Z

    H50 has been much better when they focus on Chin Ho and Kono. They are slowly stealing the spotlight from Steve and Daniel.

  • rob60990

    Wow is that proof that The Goldbergs should be airing in that timeslot.

  • ToXiX


    It is.

  • Matt M.

    This proves that The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and Trophy Wife would successfully make the ultimate comedy lineup for ABC. Please, do it now before TG and TW die due toy our poor scheduling!

  • Alvar

    Wednesday repeats of The Goldbergs not far off Tuesday originals. Hopefully this brings viewers into the new episodes on Tuesday.

  • rgxx

    At least things are getting back to normal starting tonite – it seems reruns were reran more often the past month.

    New Parenthood – finally! Might be a week too soon as people still are not on their old schedules – hopefully Nielson viewers will tune in b/c only they are important – only they matter – according to TV execs.

  • rgxx

    and crap – I just noticed Revolution repeated very poorly! Arrrghhh!

  • jswansom

    Go Go Goldbergs! This is real evidence that the show needs to be moved. Put new episodes after The Middle and GB would grab a half a point, at least, right out of the gate.

  • Tim

    Heather, it is quite simple to understand when u see ABC half hours. You forgot the second half hours.
    Easy math .

    8 pm…ABC 1.2/1.3.      CBS 0.9 ….      ABC WINS
    9 pm….ABC 1.5/1.        CBS 1.3…       .CBS WINS
    10 pm…ABC. 0.5.          CBS 1…..         CBS WINS.

    So CBS winning the night to ABC has been because CM and CSI. Mostly thanks to CSI. But clearly no  thanks to H50.

  • Norman

    You guys do realise you guys are arguing over meaningless repeat numbers right. It’s really not a big deal. Anyway Hawaii did fine for a repeat in a time slot it usually doesn’t air in. About the same that you would normally expect for NCIS LA.

  • Kissan

    Good job for The Goldbergs growing out of The Middle even though it lost viewers, but that means it skews younger. This is more proof that ABC should move Goldbergs to Wednesdays between The Middle and Modern Family. Why isn’t Trophy Wife ever getting a trial behind Modern Family? I hope Suburgatory comes back strong two weeks from now and I also saw a promo for Mixology during New Years Rockin Eve and it was FUNNY. It looked like another Happy Endings. I hope that does good too.

  • Overdamoon

    Heather, it is quite simple to understand when u see ABC half hours. You forgot the second half hours.
    Easy math .

    8 pm…ABC 1.2/1.3. CBS 0.9 …. ABC WINS
    9 pm….ABC 1.5/1. CBS 1.3… .CBS WINS
    10 pm…ABC. 0.5. CBS 1….. CBS WINS.

    So CBS winning the night to ABC has been because CM and CSI. Mostly thanks to CSI. But clearly no thanks to H50.

    It seems you conveniently left out the second half-hour for ABC-Modern Family because if it got 1.3 then the hour ratings should be 1.4 not 1.5.

  • Tim


    What r u talking about? Modern family only aired one episode yesterday and it got a 1.5 demo. Then Super Fun Night got a 1 demo at 9:30 pm. That would give ABC a 1.2 demo from 9 to10 pm , behind the 1.3 demo of CBS CM.


    ABC sitcoms numbers are posted in this article. It doesn’t even take a second to read them. That doesn’t make me a hater.

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