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TV ratings: ‘Modern Family’ and ABC dominate a rerun-heavy Wednesday

mf-lifetime-supply.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

ABC’s comedy-plus-“Revenge” lineup returned with new episodes Wednesday, and since the other networks mostly took the night off, the Alphabet walked away with a decent-sized ratings win. Led by “Modern Family,” ABC won all three hours of primetime in adults 18-49 and two of the three in total viewers.

For the night ABC averaged 9.4 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households, beating out CBS’ 8.2 million viewers and 5.3/8. NBC (3.8 million, 2.6/4) came in third. FOX (2.7 million, 1.7/3) took fourth overall, while The CW trailed with a shade over 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

ABC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.3 rating, finishing comfortably ahead of second-place CBS’ 2.0. FOX and NBC tied for third at 1.0, and The CW drew a 0.3.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “The Middle” (9.95 million viewers, 6.0/9 households)/”Suburgatory” (8.7 million, 5.4/8)
CBS: Special – “I Get That a Lot” (8.3 million, 5.3/8)
NBC: “Up All Night” rerun (3.5 million, 2.4/4)/”Whitney” rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (2.35 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: “The Secret Circle” rerun (971,000, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “The Middle” (3.0)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Modern Family” (14 million, 8.4/13)/”Happy Endings” (7.7 million, 4.8/7)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (8.2 million, 5.4/8)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Mobbed” (3 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “The Secret Circle” rerun (838,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (5.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI” rerun (8.1 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: “Revenge” (8 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (3.7 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: “Revenge” (2.5)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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