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[10/31/13 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Red Sox, World Series Go Out on Top for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/30/13):

FOX (17.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) overshadowed the competition on Wednesday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 6" (17.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1).

CBS (9.746 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a distant silver with its mix of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.024 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), "Criminal Minds" (10.620 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.593 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6).

Next up was ABC (6.261 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and its combination of "The Middle" (8.033 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "Back in the Game" (6.236 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8), a repeat "Modern Family" (7.420 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Super Fun Night" (5.421 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6) and "Nashville" (5.228 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.440 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up a new "Revolution" (4.914 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) alongside repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.857 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and a second "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.550 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.336 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.732 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) closed out the night over on The CW (2.034 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Tomorrow" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.71% - World Series, Game 6
0.00% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
0.00% - The Middle
0.00% - Back in the Game
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
-11.11% - Criminal Minds
-12.50% - Nashville
-14.29% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-18.18% - Super Fun Night
-22.22% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+107.69% - World Series, Game 6 (vs. The X Factor)
+7.69% - Revolution (vs. 30 Rock/Guys With Kids)
-4.17% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-5.56% - Back in the Game (vs. The Neighbors)
-17.24% - Criminal Minds
-21.74% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-22.22% - The Middle (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-22.22% - Nashville
-25.00% - Super Fun Night (vs. Suburgatory)
-30.00% - Arrow
-33.33% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Supernatural)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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" (1.2/4). 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.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/31/12):

FOX (7.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) topped a tight race on Wednesday with new episodes of "The X Factor" (6.92 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T5) and a second "The X Factor" (7.83 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3).

CBS (10.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then was a close second place with originals from "Survivor: Philippines" (9.80 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (11.99 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7).

Next up was ABC (7.02 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with its annual rebroadcast of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (7.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) followed by new episodes of "The Neighbors" (5.75 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8), "Modern Family" (10.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1), "Suburgatory" (6.38 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T5) and "Nashville" (5.79 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.13 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up a special "30 Rock" (3.58 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) alongside originals of "Guys With Kids" (3.81 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.23 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and "Chicago Fire" (5.47 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

And finally on The CW (2.73 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.0, #5), new episodes of "Arrow" (3.35 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and "Supernatural" (2.11 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.9 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.9 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Supernatural
+7.69% - Guys With Kids
-3.33% - Criminal Minds
-4.17% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-5.56% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-7.69% - 30 Rock (vs. 10/25/12)
-9.09% - Arrow
-10.00% - Nashville
-10.00% - The Neighbors
-11.11% - Suburgatory
-14.29% - Survivor: Philippines
-16.33% - Modern Family
-16.67% - Chicago Fire
-22.22% - The X Factor - 9:00 (vs. 10/10/12)
-25.00% - The X Factor - 8:00 (vs. 10/10/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Arrow (vs. Ringer (Repeat))
+54.55% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Harry's Law)
+16.67% - Guys With Kids (vs. Up All Night (Repeat))
+12.50% - Supernatural (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-14.81% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-19.44% - Criminal Minds
-25.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-26.79% - Modern Family
-31.43% - Suburgatory (vs. Happy Endings)
-31.43% - Survivor: Philippines
-31.71% - The X Factor - 9:00
-33.33% - 30 Rock (vs. Up All Night)
-35.14% - The X Factor - 8:00
-40.00% - Nashville (vs. Revenge)
-41.94% - The Neighbors (vs. Suburgatory)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/5.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) beat "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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