Ratings: Modern Family Dominates, SVU Hits a High, Stars in Danger Makes No Splash

JULIE BOWEN, TY BURRELLFox’s Stars in Danger is probably in no danger of coming back. Stars in Danger hit shallow water. Stars in Danger… well, it did not draw many lookie-loos on Wednesday night, delivering just 3.37 million total viewers while netting a 1.3 demo rating.

That landed the special in fourth place each hour, besting only CW repeats.

ABC’s Modern Family dominated the night with 12 million viewers and a 4.7 rating (up 12 percent from its last fresh outing). Similarly, ABC’s other sitcoms all rose in the demo from season-low previous outings: The Middle (8.5 mil/2.4, up 14 percent); The Neighbors (6.63 mil/2.0, up 25 percent); and Suburgatory (7 mil/2.7, up 23 percent).

A rousing, super-sudsy Nashville capped the Alphabet net’s night with 5.8 mil and a 2.0 rating, ticking up a tenth yet placing third in the hour. (Scarlett, what got into you?! I like.)

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Over on NBC, Whitney (4.2 mil/1.4) and Guys With Kids (4 mil/1.3) both dropped more than 20 percent week-to-week, but Law & Order: SVU copped its largest audience of the season (8.3 mil) while dipping 5 percent in the demo (to a 2.1). Chicago Fire (8 mil/2.2) slipped 8 percent.

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CBS’ I Get That a Lot (7.76 mil/2.0) was down 13 percent from its last outing, while the People’s Choice Awards (9.6 mil/2.6) gained some viewers and rose a tenth in the demo versus 2011.

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  1. Ames says:

    Wow,,,i love both Nashville and CF. Really pleased with CF’s numbers. For NBC that show is a win, but Nashville looks like it might be in danger. The demo isn’t that bad but unless the numbers gets better instead of worse I’m worried this might be our only year in Nashville.

  2. wrstlgirl says:

    Scarlett & Avery are the only reason why I even tune into Nashville. The rest is just snoozeville. Love Chicago Fire, that’s a keeper. On a side note, does anyone know why CF is showing repeats for the next couple of weeks. Please don’t tell me NBC is putting it on hiatus.

    • Chloe says:

      Oh, I hope not. I love Chicago Fire!

      • Peter says:

        The holiday run…got it sampled and built the audience. They should make any break need as short as possible. NBC should run straight thru if at all possible. It has a bench of back ups to launch when they complete their season.

    • Ames says:

      I thinks it is because they didn’t go on a long break over the holidays. They had new episodes when no one else really did so now they have to make up for that. I think they will be off for like 3 weeks

    • sarah says:

      It will be back in three weeks, most lilkely it will then run all new episodes for the rest of the season.

  3. jamie says:

    CF needs a good lead in because SVU is killing its chances for good ratings

  4. Ann VerWiebe says:

    I watched Stars in Danger. I don’t know why. It was such a Speedo-filled train wreck that I couldn’t turn away. There wasn’t enough interest on Twitter for an irony-spawned hashtag, so I started feeling awkward about my choice and switched back to ABC.

  5. forwarddad says:

    I loved Nashville last night thought the pace was better.
    Really liked CF. wonder how they are going to handle Kelly being off the job for a year.

  6. Paul says:

    Chicago Fire got a 13 episode order to begin with, then a couple more episodes, and then a full season, so it probably needs to have some reruns in order to let production get ahead.

  7. Gerald says:

    I was out, but PVR’d People’s Choice, Stars in Danger and Chicago Fire, but only watched the PCA. Looking forward to tonight to catch up with the Baywatch stars falling from great heights and getting seeing Severi owning up to his choices.

  8. sarah says:

    Great for Modern Family. Good to see Nashville gain but I recorded it and watched Chicago Fire…not good that that CHIFI was down!

    • wrstlgirl says:

      Chicago Fire may have dipped a little but it still beat the overly hyped Nashville :-)

    • Stephanie says:

      Chicago Fire beat Nashville in the ratings this week and is the only new drama to increase ratings from their premiere. Obviously the critics got this one wrong. I watch both and look forward to seeing Chicago Fire each week. I DVR Nashville and watch it when I have nothing better to do.

  9. Modern Family deserved to win the night. Glad to see Whitney and Guys With Kids falling so drastically from the previous week.