Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2013"Modern Family" reclaimed its spot at Wednesday's top show among adults 18-49, but its Season 5 premiere was down significantly from last year's debut. That was pretty much the theme of the night: The premieres of nearly every returning show came in below their debuts last year. The lone exception was "Law & Order: SVU," which paid off last season's finale cliffhanger and rose significantly over its 2012 premiere."Modern Family" fell by close to 3 million viewers and more than a point among adults 18-49 vs. last year. "The Middle" and "Nashville" were also off for ABC. New comedy "Back in the Game" pulled OK numbers for its debut, holding most of its lead-in. "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" were each down a little from a year ago for CBS, and NBC's "Revolution" predictably took a big hit compared to last year's "Voice"-aided premiere. On the (small) upside, "Revolution"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/tv-ratings-modern-family-premiere-down-a-bunch-but-still-tops-wednesday-svu-premiere-rises.html
The Middle Season 5 Episode 1 “The Drop Off” airs Wednesday, September 25 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : The Middle Season 5 Episode 1 “The Drop Off” – In the fifth season premiere episode, “The Drop Off,” airing WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, against Axl’s wishes, Frankie insists on having the entire Heck family along for the ride as they drive to his college to move him into his dorm. But the short drive turns into an eternity when Sue freaks out after discovering that Frankie forgot to fax in her essay to be a candidate for Junior Peer Leadership Advisor, and Brick proves once again that he can’t be trusted when he keeps losing his new cell phone. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/09/25/the-middle-season-5-premiere-2013-the-drop-off/
brightcove.createExperiences(); The season premiere of "The Middle" will reveal that Axl (Charlie McDermott) has not managed to mess up his college scholarship over the summer. Possibly because he doesn't quite understand the concept of what a scholarship is.In this clip from Wednesday's (Sept. 25) premiere -- which you can watch exclusively on Zap2it -- Frankie (Patricia Heaton) takes her eldest shopping for a few dorm-room essentials. Per usual, Axl is less than thrilled to be A) spending time with his mom and B) doing something that feels even remotely like a chore. "I can just buy stuff when I get to school," Axl protests. "With what?" Frankie wants to know."Uh, my scholarship money -- duh. Don't they give it to me in like an envelope or something when I get there?"Chalk this up as the first thing Axl learns at college. "The Middle" premieres at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on ABC.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/the-middle-season-5-premiere-axl-learns-what-a-scholarship-really-means.html
Fans and New Viewers Can Catch Up with a Preview Marathon on September 16 from 11am-7pm ET/PT. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/QJ3GQw2aBnA/
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 12, 2013Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals was up over 200 percent from last year's Game 1 of the finals. The Blackhawks-Bruins triple overtime thriller averaged 6.423 million viewers, versus 2.7 million a year ago for Game 1 and 4.5 million in 2011. It wasn't quite enough to earn NBC a win, though. CBS narrowly edged out the Peacock with an average of 6.444 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households. NBC was second at 6.423 million and a 3.8/6, followed by FOX at 5.595 million and a 3.5/6, ABC at 4 million and a 2.8/5 and the CW at 1.17 million and an 0.8/1.NBC did, however, win the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating, followed by FOX (2.3), CBS (1.2), ABC (1.1) and the CW (0.3).Wednesday hour by hour:8 p.m.NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1, Bruins at Blackhawks (6.1 million viewers, 3.7/6)CBS: "The... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/tv-ratings-2013-stanley-cup-finals-game-1-up-considerably-over-2012.html
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 5, 2013It's a slow night indeed when no network averages over 5.4 million viewers. The lead show of the night was a rerun of "CSI," followed by the second hour of "Masterchef,"FOX led Wednesday with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/6 share in households. CBS was close behind at 5.3 million, 3.7/6. NBC was third with 4.3 million viewers and a 3.0/5, then ABC at 3.9 million viewers and a 2.6/4 and the CW at 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.The adults 18-49 demo also went to FOX with a 2.2 rating, followed by CBS and ABC tied at 1.1, NBC at 0.9 and the CW at 0.4Wednesday hour by hour:8 p.m.NBC: "Dateline" (5.2 million viewers, 3.7/7)FOX: "Masterchef" (4.9 million, 3.1/5)CBS: "The American Baking Competition" (4.6 million, 3.1/6)ABC: "The Middle" rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/5)/"Family Tools" (3.4 million, 2.3/4)The CW: "Arrow" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)18-49 leader: "Masterchef" (2.0)9 p.m.FOX:... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/tv-ratings-csi-rerun-and-masterchef-lead-a-quiet-wednesday.html
The Middle Season 4 Episode 24 “The Graduation” airs Wednesday, May 22 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The Middle Season 4 Episode 24 “The Graduation” – As graduation day approaches, tension begins to build between Frankie and Axl when he ignores her requests for answers about the graduation party she’s planning for his special day. Meanwhile, Sue hopes that the sixth time’s the charm as she once again attempts to pass her driver’s test; and during his final days of elementary school, a forgetful Brick is reminded by Vice Principal Dunlap (Marion Ross) that he’s the class historian and is responsible for putting together a slideshow highlighting the last four years of school for the school assembly, on the Season Finale of “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...
Graduation is a time to celebrate — but not for Axl on The Middle . On Wednesday's Season 4 finale (8/7c, ABC), Frankie ( Patricia Heaton ) wants to throw ... Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Middle-Exclusive-Finale-Sneak-Peek-1065909.aspx?rss=breakingnews
The Middle Season 4 Episode 23 “The Ditch” airs Wednesday, May 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The Middle Season 4 Episode 23 “The Ditch” – While waiting in line at the power company to pay a late bill and dressed in her lab coat for her new dental assisting job, people mistake Frankie for a doctor and let her cut in front of them so that she can finish her business quickly and get back to saving lives. But when one of those people shows up at Dr. Goodwin’s (Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock,” “Wreck It Ralph”) office for a dental checkup, Frankie tries to keep up the charade, which leaves her new employer completely perplexed. Meanwhile, Axl discovers that Sue has a perfect attendance record at school and convinces her to ditch a day to live life on the edge; Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) tries to find out why Brick is so opposed to going to middle school; and Mike and Axl’s fishing trip takes a turn for the worse when a distraction causes Mike to crash the boat he’s towing, wedging it into a ditch, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...
Fellow Wednesday entries "Modern Family" and "Nashville" are also due back. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2013/05/10/abc-renews-the-middle-the-neighbors-186013/10360/