Wednesday Ratings Have ABC On Top With New Episodes Of Modern Family, Revenge And Others

By Kelly West 2012-01-05 10:34:36 discussion comments
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ABC had a good night last night in the ratings, though given the lack of much competition, that’s not all that surprising. Wednesday night saw the return of ABC’s two-hour comedy block, followed by an hour of delicious, soapy drama with Revenge, and viewers tuned in.

The Hollywood Reporter posted the news, stating that ABC took the win last night, with their series returns showing ratings boosts, pretty much across the board. Modern Family, in particular, was up 10% from its last original episode nearly a month ago. The comedy earned itself a 5.6 rating among adults 18-49. Afterward, Happy Endings earned a 3.3 in the same demo. Meanwhile, occupying the 8:00 p.m. hour as usual were The Middle and Suburgatory, both of which saw increases as well, with 3.0 and 2.9, respectively.

As for Revenge, the ratings increase wasn’t huge, but it was there. The drama series was up 4% from “Loyalty,” which aired last month, taking in a 2.5 among adults for “Duress.” I expect the promos featuring Tyler pointing a gun at Emily’s head may have done the trick there in getting people to tune in last night. Hopefully as many, if not more viewers tune in next week for Episode 12, which looks to be full of drama and icy stares.

Meanwhile, CBS came in second last night, earning a 2.0 rating among the 19-49 demo (8.2 million viewers) for the special I Get That A Lot, and reruns of Criminal Minds and CSI. NBC and Fox tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.0, though it looks like NBC was up slightly above Fox in total viewers with 3.8 million, ahead of Fox’s 2.7 million. Both networks aired reruns, with the exception of Fox’s airing of the Howie Mandel flashmob special Mobbed. The series dropped 20% in viewers from the November 23rd episode that aired just before Thanksgiving. Maybe people are already over watching people be surprised by flash mobs.
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