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The Middle Season 5 Episode 12 “The Carpool”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 12 “The Carpool” airs Wednesday, January 22 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 12 “The Carpool” – With the bus drivers on strike, Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools to get the kids to and from school. But with time management not being one of Frankie’s strong suits, her carpool kids find themselves facing the possibility of being on the receiving end of some tardy slips – which could ruin their chances of being invited to the “No Tardy Party.” Meanwhile, Axl hits the books and becomes an expert in Astronomy – a class he’s not even taking – in order to tutor a hot student, and when Mike receives two IU basketball tickets, he tries to find someone to accompany him to the game, not realizing that Sue really wants to go with him, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/22/the-middle-season-5-episode-12-the-carpool/

TV ratings: 'American Idol' premiere down, 'Suburgatory' has OK start Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014"American Idol" returned to FOX Wednesday and immediately took over the top of the ratings. That's the good news. The bad news is that the premiere was down 2.9 million viewers and 1.4 points among adults 18-49 from its 2013 debut.Elsewhere Wednesday, "Suburgatory" made its return to ABC with so-so numbers. It held onto most of its lead-in audience from "The Middle" but was below its ratings for last season. "Chicago PD" dipped in its second week for NBC, but "CSI" built on its last original episode for CBS. "Arrow" held up fairly well for The CW.FOX drew 15 million viewers and an 8.7 rating/14 share in households in primetime, easily beating second-place CBS (8.65 million, 5.6/9). ABC (6.1 million, 4.0/6) came in third. NBC finished fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.5/6. The CW (2 million, 1.3/2) trailed.FOX's 4.6 rating among adults 18-49 more than doubled... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-american-idol-premiere-down-suburgatory-has-ok-start-wednesday.html

The Middle Season 5 Episode 11 “War of the Hecks”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 11 “War of the Hecks” airs Wednesday, January 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 11 “War of the Hecks” – The ultimate prank battle is on between brother and sister when Sue discovers that Axl stole the high school’s Thundering Hens mascot head over a year ago, forcing Sue to wear an embarrassing chicken head in her role as the school mascot. Meanwhile, a friendless Dr. Goodwin tries to make friends with a reluctant Frankie and invites her to accompany him to after-work social gatherings, Frankie agrees to attempt to find her dog Colin Firth’s owner if Mike tries – and fails – to make friends with him; and Brick tries to muster some interest in a recommended book on Debbie Reynolds, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/15/the-middle-season-5-episode-11-war-of-the-hecks/

TV ratings: 'Chicago PD' has decent premiere, People's Choice Awards up in viewers Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013The People's Choice Awards carried CBS to a ratings win Wednesday night, but it also turned in its lowest adults 18-49 rating in six years. It did rise a little in total viewers.Also Tuesday, "Chicago PD" had a decent premiere for NBC, improving significantly on the debut of "Ironside" in the fall. "Revolution" and "Law & Order: SVU" were also up. "The Middle" returned higher for ABC, and "Modern Family" was even with its last original.CBS averaged 8.9 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share in households in primetime, beating out NBC (7.8 million, 5.1/8) for the top spot. ABC (5.95 million, 3.7/6) came in third. FOX (2.9 million, 1.7/3) took fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.CBS also led the adults 18-49 race with a 2.1 rating. ABC and NBC tied for second at 1.9. FOX drew a 1.2 and The CW... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-chicago-pd-has-decent-premiere-peoples-choice-awards-up-in-viewers-wednesday.html

The Middle Season 5 Episode 10 “Sleepless in Orson”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 10 “Sleepless in Orson” airs Wednesday, January 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 10 “Sleepless in Orson” – Frankie and Mike become concerned about Brick when he starts expressing a host of irrational fears spawned by a constant stream of news alerts showing up on his refurbished iPad. Meanwhile, Sue is both disgusted and intrigued when Derrick Glossner continues to surprise her with spontaneous kisses, and when Darrin attempts his own spinoff of Boss Co, Axl and Sean successfully shut down the new operation but end up having to finish the difficult job that their competition had started, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/08/the-middle-season-5-episode-10-sleepless-in-orson/

TV ratings: 'Modern Family' and 'Blue Bloods' lead a quiet Christmas night

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013The country had better things to do on Christmas night than park itself in front of the TV, and ratings were unsurprisingly low across the board for the broadcast networks as they all aired full slates of repeats.The night's top performers were "Blue Bloods" on CBS, which led the viewer race, and "The Middle" and "Modern Family" on ABC, which had the best 18-49 performance in primetime.CBS averaged 4.6 million viewers and a 2.8 rating/5 share in households. NBC (3 million, 1.9/4) came in second, beating out ABC's 2.7 million viewers and 1.6/3. FOX (1.4 million, 0.9/2) finished fourth, and The CW (903,000, 0.5/1) trailed.None of the broadcast nets made it to a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC led the way with a 0.9, followed by NBC at 0.7. CBS scored a 0.6, FOX a 0.4 and The CW a 0.3.Wednesday hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "I Love... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-modern-family-and-blue-bloods-lead-a-quiet-christmas-night.html

The Middle Season 5 Episode 9 “The Christmas Tree”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 9 “The Christmas Tree” airs Wednesday, December 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 9 “The Christmas Tree” – When Axl comes home from college for Christmas vacation but would rather spend time with his friends over family, he and Frankie must come up with a time management agreement that will satisfy both of them, Meanwhile, Sue’s severe allergic reaction to the Christmas tree threatens to ruin her holiday, and after it’s discovered that Brick lied to the school about his Christmas wrapping paper sales, he finds himself running a mini Ponzi scheme in an attempt to pay back the debt, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/12/11/the-middle-season-5-episode-9-the-christmas-tree/

The Middle Season 5 Episode 8 “The Kiss”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 8 “The Kiss” airs Wednesday, December 4 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 8 “The Kiss” – When Frankie’s sister asks her to house-sit, Frankie and Mike jump at the opportunity to have a romantic, kid-free weekend in an upscale home. But technology might just trump romance when they find themselves having a difficult time navigating all of the computerized gadgets in the house. Meanwhile, Sue, who has been left in charge of watching over Brick while the parents are away, finds the Heck house being invaded by the bratty neighborhood Glossner kids, and Axl takes a road trip with Darrin and Sean in an attempt to drive to Vassar and reconnect with his ex-girlfriend Cassidy, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/12/04/the-middle-season-5-episode-8-the-kiss/

TV ratings: 'Criminal Minds' helps CBS top Wednesday, 'Modern Family' steady

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013Wednesday night was a relatively good one for the broadcast networks, with most shows posting ratings gains compared to their most recent outings.CBS' "Criminal Minds" scored the biggest improvement, drawing its biggest total audience of the season and growing by three-tenths of a point in adults 18-49. "The X Factor" also rose for FOX, and three of ABC's four comedies improved while "Modern Family" was even with its last original episode. "Arrow" was also up a bit for The CW.Wednesday hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.8 million viewers, 6.0/9 households)ABC: "The Middle" (8.9 million, 5.5/9)/"Back in the Game" (6.4 million, 4.1/6)FOX: "The X Factor" (5.7 million, 3.6/6)NBC: "Revolution" (5.1 million, 3.3/5)The CW: "Arrow" (3 million, 1.8/3)18-49 leader: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (2.4)9 p.m.CBS: "Criminal Minds" (11.6 million, 7.3/11)ABC: "Modern Family" (10.6 million, 6.5/10)/"Super Fun Night" (5.9 million, 3.8/6)NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (6.1 million, 4.1/6)FOX:... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/tv-ratings-criminal-minds-helps-cbs-top-wednesday-modern-family-steady.html

The Middle Season 5 Episode 7 “Thanksgiving V”

The Middle  Season 5 Episode 7 “Thanksgiving V” airs Wednesday, November 20 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 7 “Thanksgiving V” – Thanksgiving finds the Heck family in turmoil when Axl tries to figure out the perfect time to tell his parents that he dropped three out of his four college classes. Frankie’s dad, Tag, admits to Mike that he lost a lot of money gambling online and won’t be able to take his wife Pat on a planned cruise. Sue is hiding a shocking secret from her discount shopping excursion with Frankie, Dr. Goodwin and Uncle Rusty’s wife and kids show up unannounced for Thanksgiving dinner, and Brick goes to extreme measures to have lime green jello salad during the feast, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/11/20/the-middle-season-5-episode-7-thanksgiving-v/
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