ABC got strong numbers from its "Toy Story of Terror
" Pixar special, as the network tied for the Wednesday night lead among young viewers with "Criminal Minds
"-led CBS and with FOX's playoff baseball coverage.
CBS still dominated primetime overall, with wins for all three primetime hours.
On NBC, "Revolution
" will likely hit series lows, though "Ironside
" appears not to be falling, which would be good news for the network were its stable ratings not so low.
And on The CW, "Arrow
" was up from last week's premiere in all measures, delivering its biggest overall audience since April and its best 18-49 figures since February.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, there was a three-way tie for first with ABC, FOX and CBS all averaging a 2.4 rating for Wednesday night in the key demographic. NBC was fourth with a 1.4 rating, followed by The CW's 0.9 rating.
Overall, CBS led the way with 10.09 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/10 share for Wednesday primetime. FOX was second with 8.28 million viewers and a 5.2/8, numbers that are certain to change, since they're live baseball coverage figures. ABC was third with 7.48 million viewers and a 4.5/7, beating NBC's 3.8/6 and 5.89 million viewers. The CW averaged 2.59 million viewers and a 1.7/3 for Wednesday.
8 p.m. -
: Blood vs. Water" drew 9.89 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 to lead the 8 p.m. hour for CBS. ABC was second for the hour, with "Toy Story of Terror" (10.29 million and a 3.0 key demo rating) winning its half-hour and "Back in the Game
" (6.24 million and a 1.8 key demo) remaining flat week-to-week. FOX's coverage of the Red Sox and Tigers finished third with 8.22 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating. NBC was fourth with the 5.385 million viewers and 1.4 key demo rating for "Revolution." The CW's "Arrow" averaged 3.02 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
"Criminal Minds" averaged 10.95 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49, both up a hair for CBS in the 9 p.m. hour. ABC was second overall and won the hour in the key demo with "Modern Family
" (up with 10.85 million viewers and a 4.0 key demo rating) and "Super Fun Night
" (down with a 2.1 key demo rating and 6.02 million viewers). FOX's baseball coverage averaged 8.34 million viewers and a 2.5 key demo rating in third. NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" was up a little with 7.38 million viewers and flat with a 1.7 key demo rating. On The CW, "The Tomorrow People
" averaged 2.16 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating, in line with last week's premiere.
10 p.m. -
CBS wrapped up its primetime sweep with 9.43 million viewers for "CSI
: Crime Scene Investigation," which also won its hour with a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. "Nashville
" was second with 5.75 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo rating for ABC. NBC's "Ironside" averaged 4.91 million viewers and a 1.1 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, particularly in the case of live events.
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