Wednesday TV Ratings: SUPER FUN NIGHT Debut Solid, IRONSIDE Soft; REVOLUTION Falls to Series Low

     October 3, 2013


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

  • Rebel Wilson’s new ABC comedy Super Fun Night debuted to a swell 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.2 million viewers, matching The Neighbors’ performance in the same timeslot last year.
  • The NBC debut of the new drama series Ironside scored a 1.4 rating and 6.81 million viewers for an underwhelming premiere.  That’s down considerably from the series premiere of Chicago Fire last year, which hit a 1.9 rating.
  • ABC’s Revolution—which was last year’s most successful new series—took yet another nosedive, notching a series low 1.5 rating and 5.39 million viewers.  That’s down 26% from last week’s already disappointing season premiere rating of 2.7.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, October 2nd, including CSI, Nashville, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and more.


  • modern-family-larrys-wifeThe Middle earned a 2.2 rating and 7.77 million viewers, dropping 12% from last week’s 2.5 rating.
  • New comedy series Back in the Game hit a 1.8 rating and 6.59 million viewers for a drop of 18% from last week’s 2.2 rating.
  • Modern Family matched last week’s season premiere with a 4.2 rating and 10.91 million viewers, making it the highest-rated show of the night.
  • The series premiere of Super Fun Night notched a 3.2 rating in the demo and 8.2 million viewers for a solid debut, despite a so-so response from critics and confusion over Rebel Wilson’s use of an American accent.
  • Nashville garnered a 1.9 rating and 6.02 million viewers, which is down 5% from last week’s 2.0 season premiere rating.


  • Criminal Minds scored a 2.7 rating and 11.01 million viewers, which is down 4% from last week’s 2.8 rating but still the most-watched program of the night.
  • CSI rose 5% from last week’s very low 2.0 rating, garnering a 2.1 rating and 9.53 million viewers.


  • How the mighty have fallen.  Revolution continues to struggle in its new timeslot, notching a series low 1.5 rating and 5.39 million viewers for a drop of 20% from last week’s 1.8 rating.
  • Law & Order: SVU was down 26% from last week’s buzzworthy season premiere, earning a 2.0 rating and 6.83 million viewers.
  • The series premiere of Ironside scored a 1.4 rating and 6.81 million viewers for a disappointing debut.


  • Justin Monteith

    just a correction, evolution is an NBC show, not ABC.