Ratings: A Better Week For All of ABC's Sitcoms

The season finale of bubble show Better With You led a strong night for ABC’s Wednesday comedy megablock, with all five shows showing small to double-digit gains.

The Better With You childbirth (6 mil/1.9) delivered a 19 percent bump in the demo, while drawing 8 percent more total viewers. That was coming off of The Middle (7.2 mil/2.1), which saw its own demos rise 5 percent.

In the 9 o’clock hour, Modern Family (10.1 mil/4.2) reversed a pesky downward trend by gaining 11 percent in the demo, and Cougar Town (6.14 mil/2.4) scored its own 9 prceent increase.

Come 10 pm, the midseason comedy Happy Endings closed the night by holding steady in the demo (1.7) while roping in a few more total viewers with each of its two new episodes (4.3 mil, 3.5 mil) — and just in time for the annual upfront schedule reveal next week. Cross fingers!

Elsewhere this Wednesday:

8/7c | American Idol‘s Top 4 sing-off drew 22.4 million total viewers and a 6.9 demo rating, up 9 percent week-to-week and plus 17 percent year-over-year. Survivor‘s penultimate episode held steady at 7.2 mil/2.1.

9/8c | Criminal Minds was up a bit, with 13.1 million viewers and a 3.3 rating. Fox’s freshly canceled Breaking In (7.65 mil/2.4) saw a 6 percent gain in viewers while dipping 4 percent in the demo.

10/9c | Criminal Minds: SB (9.1 mil/2.0) was tops in viewers, while SVU (8 mil/2.4) led the demo. Both shows were pretty much on par with their week-ago tallies.

What were you watching this Wednesday? Do you think ABC should renew BWU for a Season 2?

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