Primetime Ratings: 'The Neighbors' Sees Solid Sampling Out of 'Modern Family'
'Animal Practice,' 'Guys With Kids' collapse in time period premieres
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/27/2012 11:26:26 AM
Fresh off its third Emmy win, the season premiere of Modern Family scored a 5.5 rating, down 8% from last year's debut, and was the highest-rated program of the night. A special hour-long episode of The Middle from 8-9 p.m. drew a 2.8, dipping 10% from a year ago. A Revenge recap special at 10 p.m. posted a 1.6. ABC was second overall for the night with a 2.9 rating/8 share.
NBC's Wednesday comedies were mostly DOA in their time period premieres, with Animal Practice putting up a 1.4 and Guys With Kids a 1.6. Guys dropped 27% from its preview on Sept. 12. The two-hour season premiere of Law & Order: SVU drew a 2.1, down 13% from its year-ago opener. NBC was fourth overall with a 1.9/5.
Season premieres on CBS also posted declines, with Criminal Minds down 24% to a 3.1 and CSI dipping 22% to a 2.5. Survivor slid 6% from last week to a 3.0. CBS was third with a 2.8/8 but took the total viewer victory with 10.8 million viewers.
Fox won the night with a 3.3/9 for its broadcast of The X Factor, which was down 6% from last week.
On The CW, the just-renewed Oh Sit! put up a 0.4, even with last week.
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