Primetime Ratings: 'The Neighbors' Sees Solid Sampling Out of 'Modern Family'

'Animal Practice,' 'Guys With Kids' collapse in time period premieres

ABC's new comedy The Neighbors saw solid sampling out
of Modern Family Wednesday night, posting a 3.3 rating with adults 18-49
and 9.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

Fresh off its third Emmy win, the season premiere of Modern
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
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
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
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
, which was down 6% from last week.

On The CW, the just-renewed
Oh Sit!
put up a 0.4, even with last week.