Fast National ratings for Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Although it was the least-watched of CBS' hours, "Stalker" posted week-to-week gains and helped the network win Wednesday overall, while "Modern Family" also rose and pushed ABC to victory in the key demographic.

There were a lot of positive numbers on Wednesday, actually, as "The Mysteries of Laura," "Survivor," "The Goldbergs" and "The Middle" were among a slew of rising shows.

The night's big dippers were predictable as both "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Chicago PD" dropped from last week's crossover numbers.

On to Wednesday's ratings...

Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 2.3 rating for Wednesday primetime, edging out CBS' 2.1 rating in the key demographic. NBC was third with a 1.6 key demo rating, followed by the 1.2 key demo rating for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.7 key demo rating for Wednesday night.

Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 9.47 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/10 share for Wednesday night. NBC was second with 7.885 million viewers and a 5.1/8, followed closely by ABC's 4.8/8 and 7.65 million viewers. There was a big drop to FOX's 2.1/3 and 3.45 million viewers and to The CW's 1.3/2 and 2.14 million.

8 p.m. - "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur" won the 8 p.m. hour with a season high 9.82 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 for CBS. NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura" was second with 8.57 million viewers and fourth with a 1.4 key demo rating. ABC was third overall and second in the key demographic with "The Middle" (8.32 million and a 2.2 key demo) and "The Goldbergs" (7.7 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo). FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" was fourth with 3.94 million viewers and third with a 1.5 key demo rating. The CW's "Arrow" averaged 2.625 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating.

9 p.m. - "Criminal Minds" won the 9 p.m. hour for CBS with 10.61 million viewers and finished second with a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Modern Family" (10.9 million and a 3.7 key demo rating) was Wednesday's top show in most measures, while "Black-ish" (7.95 million and a 2.6 key demo) retained reasonably. NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" was third with 7.86 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating, down from last week but up from 11/5. FOX's "Red Band Society" was steady-and-low with 2.95 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating, finishing behind only "Modern Family" for the night among girls 12-17, if that seems important to you. The CW's "The 100" averaged 1.66 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating.

10 p.m. - "Stalker" won the 10 p.m. hour for CBS with 7.98 million viewers and also led with a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, edging out the 7.22 million viewers and 1.6 key demo rating for NBC's "Chicago PD." ABC's "Nashville" averaged 5.51 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating in third.

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.

A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.