TV Ratings Wednesday: MODERN FAMILY Way Up, CHICAGO FIRE Hits Season High, ARROW Rises

     November 8, 2012


Most every Wednesday night program was up versus last week’s Hurricane Sandy-impacted numbers.  Briefly:

  • Comedy favorite Modern Family scored a major uptick, landing a 4.7 rating and 12.29 million viewers versus last week’s 4.2 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • New series Chicago Fire, which had been struggling week-to-week, hit a season high 2.3 rating and 7.09 million viewers against last week’s 1.6 rating.
  • Arrow matched its season high, scoring a 1.3 rating and 3.7 million viewers.  That’s a rise from last week’s 1.0 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, November 7th, including Nashville, CSI, The Neighbors, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, and more.


  • nashville-move-it-on-overComedy series The Middle hit a 2.8 rating and 3.11 million viewers, up from the last new episode’s 2.6 rating.
  • New comedy The Neighbors was up from last week’s 1.9 rating to a 2.1 and 7 million viewers.
  • Modern Family soared with a 4.7 rating and 12.29 million viewers in the demo over last week’s 4.2 rating.
  • Critical darling Suburgatory earned a 2.9 rating and 7.64 million viewers, up from the 2.4 rating it received last week.
  • New drama series Nashville finally got some good news as this week’s episode was up to a 2.0 rating and 6 million viewers over last week’s series low 1.8.


  • NBC’s new drama series Chicago Fire was up 27% with a 2.3 rating and 7.09 million viewers versus last week’s 1.6 rating thanks to its new lead-in The Voice.


  • criminal-minds-the-apprenticeshipCriminal Minds was up a tenth in the demo with a 3.0 rating and 12.03 million viewers over last week’s 2.9 rating.
  • The lone scripted series to see a decline was CSI, which hit a 2.3 rating and 10.31 million viewers.  That’s down a tenth from last week’s 2.4 rating.

The CW 

  • New series Arrow had its best numbers since its series premiere with a 1.3 rating and 3.7 million viewers.  That’s a rise from last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • Supernatural was also up, garnering a 1.0 rating and 2.31 million viewers over last week’s 0.8 rating.


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