ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ Leads Wednesday Ratings

Oct 14, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The highest-rated show Wednesday night was ABC’s Emmy winner "Modern Family," but overall CBS delivered the strongest prime-time lineup, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

At 8 p.m. CBS’s "Survivor" led the way with an average rating of 3.65 in the 18-49 demographic for the hour, while the first hour of Fox’s "Hell’s Kitchen" collected a 2.8 in the same demo. NBC’s "Undercovers" managed an average rating of 1.45 in the 18-49 demo, just slightly better than CW’s "America’s Next Top Model," which averaged a 1.4 rating in the demo. ABC’s "The Middle" and "Better With You" scored a 2.4 rating and a 2.1, respectively, in the 18-49 demo for the top and bottom halves of the hour.

At 9 p.m. "Modern Family" logged a 4.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, followed by "Cougar Town" with a 3.2 in same demo at 9:30. CBS’s "Criminal Minds" had a 3.5 average in the 18-49 demo, slightly better than the second hour of "Hell’s Kitchen," which averaged a 3.45. NBC’s "Law & Order: SVU" netted a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and CW’s "Hellcats" had a 0.9 average in the same demo for the hour.

CBS’s "The Defenders" won the 10 p.m. hour with a 2.45 average rating in the 18-49 demo, better than NBC’s "Law & Order: LA" with a 1.9 and ABC’s special "20/20" about the Chilean miners rescue, which drew a 1.75 rating in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

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