October 27, 2011

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS October 26

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>A relatively quiet night of network television last night with a lot of repeats in anticipation of a World Game 6 that wasn’t played.  ABC had the most original programming (everything but Modern Family) and won the night with a 3.3 Adult 18-49 rating.  The Middle started the night solidly with a 3.1 rating for its Halloween episode, matching the season premiere number (six-week track: 3.1…2.7…2.8…2.9…3.0…3.1).  Suburgatory surged to a 3.4, setting a series high (track: 3.3…3.1…3.1…3.1…3.4).  Modern Family’s repeat Halloween episode earned a time-period winning and not too shabby 4.4 rating.  Like Suburgatory, Happy Endings set a season high with a 3.5 (track:  3.1…2.8…3.2…3.0…3.5).   Revenge turned in a 2.8, not a season high but well above earlier lows (track:  3.4…2.7…2.4…2.7…2.5…2.8).

CBS had an original Survivor at a 3.4, rebounding to its season premiere number and helped by FOX and NBC being in repeats (Survivor track: 3.4…3.2…3.2…3.1…3.2…3.3…3.4).  Criminal Minds (2.8) and CSI (2.0) were repeats.
NBC averaged a 0.9 for the night with an all-repeat lineup: Up All Night (1.1), Whitney (1.2), Harry’s Law (0.8) and Prime Suspect (0.8).  Prime Suspect week has generated a 0.7 on Monday, a 0.9 on Tuesday (adjusted down from a 1.0 in the fast nationals), and the 0.8 last night.  
FOX scored a 0.7 each for two Glee repeats, thrown on the schedule a few hours before Major League Baseball moved Game 6 to tonight.  


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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.