via press release:
ABC delivered a strong second place on Wednesday in Adults 18-49, beating Fox by 25% and NBC by 54%. The Net also took second on the night in Total Viewers and finished #1 with Adults 18-34. ABC’s Modern Family was Wednesday’s #1 TV show in Adults 18-49, standing as the night’s highest-rated series on each first-run telecast this season.
At 8pm, The Middle ran neck-and-neck with CBS’ Survivor for #1 in its half-hour in Adults 18-49, while beating the CBS unscripted series by double digits with Adults 18-34 (+17%), Men 18-34 (+33%) and Women 18-34 (+21%). The ABC comedy was up for its 2nd consecutive telecast with Teens 12-17 (+7%) to match a season-high.
In the 8:30pm half-hour, ABC’s Back in the Game beat NBC’s fall finale of Revolution by 1.0 million viewers and by 23% in Adults 18-49, and also drew a larger audience than Fox’s The X Factor.
More than doubling its lead-in at 9pm (+106%), ABC’s Modern Family continued to dominate its slot in Adults 18-49, topping runner-up CBS’ Criminal Minds by 22%.
Showing improved lead-in retention in the 9:30pm half-hour, ABC’s Super Fun Night took second place in Adults 18-49, Fox’s The X Factor by 12% and NBC’s L&O: SVU by 19%.
During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Nashville was up for its 2nd straight telecast in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), drawing its biggest audience in 5 weeks and equaling a 7-week high with young adults – since 10/16/13 and 10/2/13, respectively.