Ratings: Revenge Wins Hour as CSI Hits a Low, Ringer Redux Rings Up 1.2 Mil More Viewers

Revenge is looking sweeter and sweeter, as the freshman ABC drama this Wednesday topped the 10 o’clock demos for the first time since its debut.

Scoring a 2.7 rating with the coveted 18-49 crowd — and as CSI dipped 10 percent to a 2.6, the CBS procedural’s all-time low for a fall episode — Revenge was up 13 percent week-to-week.

In other headlines, The CW points out that the first of the weekly Wednesday encores of Ringer — which along with Hart of Dixie and Secret Circle just scored a full-season order — added 1.2 million viewers to the freshman drama’s haul.

All told, with The X Factor un-X-pectedly benched by baseball, it was a good night for Fox’s rivals. Here’s how it shakes out, hour-by-hour.

8 pm | Survivor led in both total audience and in the demo, holding steady with 10.55 million viewers and a 3.2 rating. Trailing the MLB ALCS Game 4 (which averaged 9.44 mil and a 3.0 for the night), ABC’s sitcombo of The Middle (8.83 mil/2.8) and Suburgatory (8.8 mil/3.0) matched their week-ago numbers. NBC, meanwhile, had bad news/good news, as Up All Night (5.3 mil/2.0) dropped 13 percent in the demo and a Whitney repeat (4 mil/1.3) performed 30 percent better than Free Agents‘ final outing.

9 pm | Modern Family was Wednesday’s most-watched and highest-rated program, holding steady with 13.42 million viewers and a 5.7 rating. Its lead-out, Happy Endings (7.6 mil/3.3) surged double digits in both measures. With 12.7 mil and a 3.7, Criminal Minds dipped a hair week-to-week. Both Harry’s Law (7.64 mil/1.2) and Top Model (1.9 mil/0.8) were flat.

10 pm | As mentioned above, CSI (10.8 mil/2.6) was down 10 percent, yet led the hour in total viewers, while Revenge (8 mil/2.7) topped the demos. T.R. Knight’s Law & Order: SVU visit drew 7.2 mil/2.1, losing a few eyeballs but steady in the demo.

What were you watching this Wednesday?