ABC’s Wednesday Comedy Block Returns at Number 1 from 8-10PM; ‘The Middle’ is Up & ‘Modern Family’ is the Night’s Number 1 Show

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Modern Family January 8

via press note:

ABC’s Wednesday Comedy Block (8-10pm – 7.0 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49): ABC’s 8-10pm Wednesday comedies returned to originals for the first time in 4 weeks (since 12/11/13) to win the 2-hour time period in Adults 18-49, leading runner-up CBS by 10% (2.2/6 vs. 2.0/6). The Net aired an encore of David Blaine: Real or Magic from 10-11pm (3.8 million and 1.4/4).


  • ABC’s Modern Family was Wednesday’s dominant #1 TV program in Adults 18-49 by 52% over #2 CBS’ People’s Choice Awards (3.5/10 vs. 2.3/7), standing as the night’s top-rated series on each original airing this season.


The Middle (8-8:30pm – 8.8 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49):

At 8pm, The Middle dominated its half-hour and returned up over its last original in Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%) to its biggest audience in 8 weeks and its best young adult number in 7 weeks – since 11/13/13 and 11/20/13, respectively.


Super Fun Night-SP (8:30-9pm – 4.9 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):

At 8:30pm, Super Fun Night held even with ABC’s last original comedy telecast in the half-hour in Adults 18-49.


Modern Family (9-9:30pm – 9.5 million and 3.5/10 in AD18-49):

More than doubling its lead-in at 9pm (+133%) to win its half-hour by 52% in Adults 18-49 over CBS’ People’s Choice Awards (3.5/10 vs. 2.3/6), Modern Family held even with its last original in Adults 18-49 to equal an 8-week high – since 11/13/13.

Super Fun Night (9:30-10pm – 4.9 million and 1.8/5 in AD18-49):

In the 9:30pm half-hour, Super Fun Night came back steady with its last first-run airing in Adults 18-49.


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