Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Ties Season Low, CSI Hits Series Low, CHICAGO FIRE Tumbles

     December 13, 2012


Wednesday night’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Though it still managed to be the highest rated program of the night, Modern Family tied its season low with a 4.2 rating and 10.8 million viewers.  That’s an 11% drop from the 4.7 rating it notched with its last original episode.
  • Also down was the veteran CBS procedural CSI, which hit a series low 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.5 million viewers.  That’s down 15% from its last new episode’s 2.6 rating.
  • It was bad news for new NBC series Chicago Fire as well, as the show earned a 1.4 rating and 4.8 million viewers for a drop of 26% from last week’s 1.9 rating.  That performance ties the show’s series low.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, December 12th, including The Middle, Arrow, Criminal Minds, The Neighbors, and more.


  • A new episode of Criminal Minds notched up a tick with a 3.1 rating and 11.9 million viewers, rising 3% from last week’s 3.0 rating in the demo.
  • CSI was way down, dropping 15% from its last new episode’s 2.6 rating for a series-low 2.2 rating and 9.5 million viewers.


  • ABC’s The Middle also scored a season low, earning a 2.2 rating and 7.5 million viewers.  That’s down 4% from last week’s 2.3 rating.
  • New series The Neighbors garnered a series low with a 1.6 rating and 5.5 million viewers, dropping 16% from last week’s 1.9 rating.
  • It was lows all around, as Modern Family hit a 4.2 rating and 10.8 million viewers, tying its season low.


  • Of all things, Whitney actually saw a rise in viewership this week earning a 1.4 rating and 3.8 million viewers.  That’s up 8% from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • New series Chicago Fire hit a 1.4 rating and 4.8 million viewers, tying its series low performance.  That’s a drop of 26% from last week’s 1.9 rating.

The CW

  • Over at The CW, Arrow hit a 1.0 rating in the demo and 3.1 million viewers, down 9% from last week’s 1.1 rating and tying its series low.