Ratings: Modern Family Rises, Sing-Off Drops

Ratings Modern Family ArrowSanta brought ABC’s Modern Family a nice uptick as it enters the holiday break, boosting its numbers 11 percent and three tenths to 10.5 million total viewers and a 3.5 demo rating.

Leading out of that, Super Fun Night (5.5 mil/1.8) enjoyed gains of 15 percent and two tenths, while Nashville (5.2 mil/1.4) dipped 9 percent and two tenths, tying its series low.

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Opening ABC’s night, The Middle (8.1 mil/2.0) added some eyeballs and rose a tenth the demo, while Back in the Game (6.1 mil/1.5) rose 20 percent and a tenth.

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Elsewhere….

THE CW | Arrow’s fall finale (3.03 mil/1.1) — which TVLine readers basically gave an “A+” — ticked down from last week’s season highs, but hit an all-time high in the Men 18-34 demo. The Tomorrow People (1.43 mil/0.5) fell 18 percent and a tenth.

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FOX | The X Factor (4.9 mil/1.4) was down 9 percent in audience but steady in the demo, week-to-week.

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CBS | Survivor (9.8 mil/2.5) ticked down a tenth, Criminal Minds (11 mil/2.4) was steady and CSI (10 mil/1.8) dipped two tenths.

NBC | The Sing-Off (6 mil/1.8) was down sharply from its Voice-boosted Monday premiere (8.4 mil/2.4). Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas special (5.4 mil/1.4) outdrew Nashville in the 10 o’clock hour while matching its demo rating.

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14 Comments
  1. mike says:

    awesome about awesome I wish more people were watching tomorrow people

  2. Drew says:

    Arrow was awesome but… SPOILER WARNING
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    Remember when people used to give spoiler warnings? The world was better back then.
    Anyway I wasn’t happy about Shado dying. Not happy at all.
    Kinda seems like we should see Barry again on the show since they left his story dangling. I know there is the whole spinoff thing but on this show it is just left hanging.

    The Kelly Clarkson special was also really good.

    • jonathan says:

      he was. originally he was going to come back as the flash in episode 20. but cw felt he did strongly enough that they went straight to pilot. they did say you’d probably hear things through arrow this year, but that’s what happened with the plan for flash.

      • Drew says:

        Yeah but since the plan changed it seems like it is just left hanging in this show unless they bring him back.

        Actually, it reminds me of the comic books where you have one storyline being told across a bunch of different titles and you can’t keep up unless you buy them all. In this case it isn’t too bad because I would watch the other show anyway. But with the comic books it is why I stopped buying them. They were more headache than they were worth. TV shows need to be careful about that too.

  3. Michelle says:

    I hadn’t realized Tomorrow People’s ratings were that bad. Ouch. Arrow is amazing though. If TTP gets cancelled, Robbie can come on Arrow as Oliver’s…cousin? LOL

  4. HeatherC says:

    It says up there that Kelly’s Christmas special and Nashville had matching demo ratings last night. Am I losing my mind or is there something wrong here? Those demo ratings do not match according to the info. I’ve read the article three times now and can’t figure this out. *confused* =P

    • Amber says:

      Idk how you dont get it…
      Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas special (5.4 mil/1.4)
      Nashville (5.2 mil/1.4)
      1.4 and 1.4 they match.

  5. Jax says:

    Ha! The Sing Off beat X Factor. Glad to see real talent win against over-produced schlock.

    • That was a happy surprise, despite dipping from Monday night. I found out last night that the season’s going to be run really quickly over two weeks. I’m glad the show’s back, but it deserves so much better. 4-5 hours a week is a bit much for any show. I hope the concentrated exposure does more good than harm, but there’s a reason why we don’t see Dateline, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and The Jay Leno Show every night anymore.

  6. Cherylstan says:

    The Cheryl Cole stan in me rejoices at The X Factor’s ratings.

  7. DavidSask says:

    Why aren’t regular viewers of Nashville not tuning in for it’s Winter finale, that is shameful as a fan! Super Fun Night and X Factor this should be your last seasons!

    • JT says:

      I hate to say it but could this be Nashville last season? Because their viewership doesn’t seem to raise any higher then around 5 million. They seem to be stuck in the 1s for their ratings share. I thought a 1.4 rating share for a winter mid season finale was a bit low.

      I think ABC probably going to cut it lose after finishing it run with 22 episode. Because they seem to be stuck with the same ratings they had last year. But I could be surprise they get another season. It makes me wonder how long will ABC keep Nashville going. If it doesn’t raising up more in the viewership or demo ratings. Because it can’t be cheap for the studio to pay for their shows. Especially ones that are struggling to get “good/ hit” in the ratings. Also with it being shot on location and have about ten full series regular stars and few recurring guest stars still on the show in some of the stories. I just find it interesting how ratings seem to work like a “stock market.”

  8. Asta says:

    I never watched Modern Family on ABC. Just couldn’t get it. Over Thanksgiving I binge-watched it on USA because I was on my own. Maybe it’s the Stockholm Syndrome, but I’m obsessed with it and am now watching it on ABC, and every night that there is a marathon. My fave characters – although I love them all – are Lily, Phil, Luke. Just adore Phil and Luke’s relationship. Everyone is great.

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