Scoring a 2.7 rating with the coveted 18-49 crowd — and as CSI dipped 10 percent to a 2.6, the CBS procedural’s all-time low for a fall episode — Revenge was up 13 percent week-to-week.
In other headlines, The CW points out that the first of the weekly Wednesday encores of Ringer — which along with Hart of Dixie and Secret Circle just scored a full-season order — added 1.2 million viewers to the freshman drama’s haul.
All told, with The X Factor un-X-pectedly benched by baseball, it was a good night for Fox’s rivals. Here’s how it shakes out, hour-by-hour.
8 pm | Survivor led in both total audience and in the demo, holding steady with 10.55 million viewers and a 3.2 rating. Trailing the MLB ALCS Game 4 (which averaged 9.44 mil and a 3.0 for the night), ABC’s sitcombo of The Middle (8.83 mil/2.8) and Suburgatory (8.8 mil/3.0) matched their week-ago numbers. NBC, meanwhile, had bad news/good news, as Up All Night (5.3 mil/2.0) dropped 13 percent in the demo and a Whitney repeat (4 mil/1.3) performed 30 percent better than Free Agents‘ final outing.
9 pm | Modern Family was Wednesday’s most-watched and highest-rated program, holding steady with 13.42 million viewers and a 5.7 rating. Its lead-out, Happy Endings (7.6 mil/3.3) surged double digits in both measures. With 12.7 mil and a 3.7, Criminal Minds dipped a hair week-to-week. Both Harry’s Law (7.64 mil/1.2) and Top Model (1.9 mil/0.8) were flat.
10 pm | As mentioned above, CSI (10.8 mil/2.6) was down 10 percent, yet led the hour in total viewers, while Revenge (8 mil/2.7) topped the demos. T.R. Knight’s Law & Order: SVU visit drew 7.2 mil/2.1, losing a few eyeballs but steady in the demo.
What were you watching this Wednesday?