Premiere Ratings: Survivor Drops, Up All Night Delivers, Cratered H8R Hobbles Top Model

NBC’s Up All Night gave birth to some very solid numbers with its Wednesday “sneak preview,” in part thanks to having the America’s Got Talent finale (14 mil/3.5) as a lead-in.

Starring Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph, the new comedy drew 10.9 million total viewers and a 3.7 demo rating. For comparison sake, NBC’s Outlaw netted 11.5 million viewers and a 2.5 rating during the first half-hour of its own Wednesdays-at-10 “sneak peek” a year ago.

The bad news for NBC comes courtesy of its other Wednesday launch: Leading out of Up All Night, Free Agents experienced a free-fall, holding onto just 6.3 million viewers while managing a 2.1 rating — perhaps more indicative of the neighborhood both newbies can expect their Nielsens to live starting next week, where they’ll occupy the 8 o’clock hour.

Wednesday’s other series premiere, The CW’s H8R, Snooki’d a mere 1.34 million viewers and a Shedding for the Wedding-esque 0.6 demo rating. That weak tablesetter pretty much fated America’s Next Top Model (1.9 mil/0.9) to plunge more than 30 percent in both measures from its year-ago premiere.

Elsewhere on the night, Survivor: South Pacific‘s 90-minute premiere averaged 10.6 million viewers and a 3.4 demo rating, down 12 percent from Nicaragua‘s year-ago opener (12 mil/3.9). The Big Brother finale then followed with 7.77 million viewers and a 2.9 rating.

What were you tuned into this Wednesday? Next week, X Factor, the ABC comedies, Criminal Minds, Ted Danson’s CSI, Harry’s Law, the “new” SVU and ABC’s frothy Revenge enter the mix!

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