TV Ratings: 'Modern Family' is strong, but World Series Game 1 leads FOX on Wednesday
'Nashville' doesn't drop, while 'Arrow' slips a little
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"Modern Family" remained Wednesday's top show in most key measures, but FOX still claimed victory for the night thanks to World Series Game 1 between the Giant and Tigers.
Although it failed to win the night, ABC got some reassuring news in the form of a hold for the third week of "Nashville," which had plummeted in its previous airing.
Among other new shows, "The Neighbors" and "Chicago Fire" both posted week-to-week growth, while The CW's "Arrow" was down a little in the key demo, but held most of its overall audience.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 3.3 rating for Wednesday night, beating ABC and CBS' 2.7 rating in the key demographic. There was a big drop to NBC's 1.6 rating and to The CW's 0.9 rating in the key demo.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 11.77 million viewers and a 7.3 rating/11 share for the night, topping CBS' 10.495 million viewers and 6.8/10. ABC was third with a 5.2/8 and 8.09 million viewers, well ahead of NBC's 5.6 million viewers and 3.8/6. The CW averaged a 1.8/3 and 2.68 million viewers for Wednesday prime.
8 p.m. - FOX's baseball coverage started the night in first with 12.37 million viewers and a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49. The baseball had no impact on CBS' "Survivor: Philippines," which averaged 10.14 million viewers and a 2.8 key demo rating in second. ABC was third with "The Middle" (8.61 million viewers and a 2.5 key demo rating) and "The Neighbors" (6.87 million and a 2.0 key demo). NBC's already cancelled "Animal Practice" (3.8 million and a 1.2 key demo) and not cancelled "Guys with Kids" (3.83 million and a 1.3 key demo rating) followed. On The CW, "Arrow" averaged 3.47 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - CBS moved into first for the 9 p.m. hour with 11.505 million viewers and finished third with a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49. The Giants and Cardinals game had FOX in second overall with 11.17 million viewers, and second among adults 18-49 with a 3.1 rating. ABC won the hour in the key demo and finished third overall with "Modern Family" (12.48 million viewers and a 4.9 key demo) and "Suburgatory" (7.45 million viewers and a 2.7 key demo). NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" was fourth with 6.68 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating. On The CW, "Supernatural" dropped to just under 1.9 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - Baseball won the 10 p.m. hour, but since that's out of FOX's primetime range, we say that CBS finished first with 9.84 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 for "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." ABC's "Nashville" averaged 6.575 million viewers and a 2.0 key demo rating, losing a couple viewers, but staying steady in the demo. NBC's "Chicago Fire" averaged 6.3 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.