Ratings: Ironside Cops a Low for NBC, Super Fun Night Opens Well, Revolution Slides Further

Ratings Ironside Premiere NBCWhile not exactly criminally low, NBC’s Ironside had a soft series premiere, copping 6.8 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating — down 16 percent in the demo from Chicago Fire‘s year-ago debut in the Wednesdays-at-10 spot, shedding 30 percent of its SVU lead-in and representing NBC’s lowest-rated fall drama debut ever.

The night’s other newcomer, ABC’s Super Fun Night, drew 8.2 mil and a 3.2 — up from Suburgatory (7.5 mil/2.8) and Happy Endings‘ (7.3 mil/3.1) most recent Wednesdays-at-9:30 premieres, giving ABC its best Wednesday comedy debut in four years and standing as this fall’s No. 2 comedy launch (trailing CBS’ The Crazy Ones).

SFN also demonstrated much better retention out of Modern Family (76 percent) than Suburgatory (64 percent) and Happy Endings (54 percent).

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Elsewhere on ABC, The Middle (7.8 mil/2.2) fell 12 percent in the demo from its premiere, Back in the Game (6.6 mil/1.8) dropped 18 percent from its debut, Modern Family (11 mil/4.2) held steady and Nashville (6 mil/1.9) ticked down one tenth.

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Opening NBC’s night, relocated Revolution (5.4 mil/1.5) was down 21 and 17 percent from its season opener. SVU (6.8 mil/2.0) likewise dropped — 29 and 26 percent — from its buzzy two-hour premiere.

Over on CBS, Survivor (10 mil/2.6) rose two tenths from its premiere, while CSI (9.5 mil/2.1) ticked up one tenth, with both shows gaining viewers. Criminal Minds (11 mil/2.7) dipped a smidge.

Fox’s The X Factor, with 7.8 mil and a 2.4, added a few eyeballs while dipping a tenth in the demo week-to-week.

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