Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY and CHICAGO FIRE Finales Down; NASHVILLE and CRIMINAL MINDS Rise

     May 23, 2013

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a rundown of the night’s original scripted programming:

  • The season finale of ABC’s Modern Family garnered a 3.6 rating and 9.92 million viewers, down 3% from last week’s episode and down 12% from last year’s season finale.  Elsewhere on ABC, The Middle hit a 2.0 rating and 7.53 million viewers for a rise of 5% from last week and even with last year’s finale, and the season one finale of Nashville scored a 1.9 rating and 6.07 million viewers, up 12% from last week’s 1.7 rating.
  • On CBS, the two-hour season finale of Criminal Minds notched a 2.7 rating and 10.8 million viewers, rising 4% from last week’s 2.6 rating but down a whopping 25% from last year’s season finale 3.6 rating.
  • Finally, on NBC Law & Order: SVU’s season finale hit a 1.6 rating and 6.68 million viewers for a rise of 7% from last week’s episode and a drop of 20% from last year’s season finale, and the season one finale of Chicago Fire hit a 1.7 rating and 6.17 million viewers, which is down 15% from last week’s 2.0 rating.
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