Ratings: Modern Family At Season Low, Happy Endings Down But Still Besting Off the Map

It was a mixed bag of good news and “meh” news for ABC’s Wednesday sitcom megablock. The Middle (6.8 million viewers/1.8 demo rating) and Better With You (5.3 mil/1.6) held steady and notched small gains, respectively, to start the night. Come 9 pm, Modern Family saw a tiny uptick in total audience (to 9.83 mil) but dipped to a new season-low 3.7 demo rating. Cougar Town (6.3 mil/2.4) in turn was down a few points, though is still outperforming time slot squatter Mr. Sunshine by some 50 percent.

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In the 10 o’clock hour, the first serving of Happy Endings (4.7 mil/1.8) was down 22 percent week-to-week, and the second helping drew 3.84 mil/1.6. But on average the sitcom is delivering 31 percent better demos than Off the Map. And Elisha Cuthbert is rather luminous. So there’s that.

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Elsewhere on Wednesday:

8/7c | American Idol‘s 21st century songs night drew 21.8 million total viewers and a 6.8 demo rating, dipping just slightly week-to-week. Survivor held steady at 10.5 mil/3.0.

9 pm | Fox’s Breaking In comedy delivered 7.55 million viewers and a 2.5 rating, down 10 percent.

10 pm | A Criminal Minds: SB repeat led the hour in viewers (with 7.2 mil) and tied Happy Endings‘ demo average (1.7).

What were you watching this Wednesday?