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Thursday, December 5, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 12/4/13

ABC 
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
8:30 Back in the Game
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 3.2
9:30 Super Fun Night
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Nashville
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 10.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

NBC
8:00 Christmas in Rockefeller Center
Viewers: 9.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 SNL Christmas
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6 

FOX 
8:00 The X Factor
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

On Wednesday night, NBC had more holiday specials which helped them to a win. The annual tree lighting at Rockefeller Center was up two tenths in the demo from last year's special while the SNL Christmas special was down a tenth in the demo from last year. Still, a special that's roughly the same every year as far as sketches go was getting a real solid 2.6 demo and SNL still skews young. On CBS, Survivor was up 1.8 million viewers and four tenths in the demo from last week, which aired on Thanksgiving Eve. It was another disastrous evening for The X Factor though it was up half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo from the Thanksgiving Eve showing last week. I'm really expecting to hear in early 2014 that FOX has cancelled this show. They'd be foolish to bring it back for another year when it takes up so much space.

Finally, ABC's comedy block took a hit with season lows for all the comedies. At 8pm, The Middle was down 1.1 million viewers and a rough four tenths in the demo. At 8:30pm, Back in the Game was down a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. This show is earning its cancellation stripes with recent performances. It only managed the same demo as The Goldbergs did on Tuesday despite having a new lead-in that was a full demo point stronger. At 9pm, Modern Family was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Syndication is not helping this show the way it helped The Big Bang Theory. Super Fun Night followed down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Retention out of a weaker Modern Family is only at 50%. This show is a complete loser but with a 1.6 demo, it was the best of ABC's new comedies this week. At 10pm, Nashville was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. This has its own audience outside of the comedies considering it was getting the same demo out of a 2.5 demo lead-in in early October. That has to help its chances.

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