October 13, 2011 9:02am PT by Lindsay Powers
TV Ratings: 'Revenge,' 'Happy Endings' Up; 'CSI' Hits Season Low
The Detroit Tigers-Texas Rangers ACLS game pre-empted primetime on Fox, canceling X Factor -- and giving ABC's female-skewing comedies like Happy Endings and Revenge solid increases. Meanwhile the game led CSI, which enjoys more of a mixed male-female demo, to score its lowest-rated fall telecast ever.
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According to fast national numbers (which will chance once adjustments are made for the baseball game on Fox, which aired from 8-10:32 p.m. thanks to a rain delay), ABC won the night with a 3.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo. The Middle and Modern Family were flat. Suburgatory dipped a slight 3 percent, while Happy Endings was up 18 percent and Revenge, up 13 percent.
CBS came in a close second with a 3.2 rating. Survivor: South Pacific was up 3 percent. Criminal Minds was down 3 percent. CSI: was down 10 percent, its season low in addition to being its lowest-fall telecast ever.
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NBC came in third with a 1.6. Up All Night was down 13 percent and its lowest-rated telecast to date. Whitney, Harry's Law and Law & Order: SVU were all flat.
Univision came in fourth spot with a 1.5.
The CW rated a 0.6, barely inching it past Telemundo's 0.5. A rerun of The Ringer was up 33 percent in their 18-34 demo. Top Model was up 7 percent in viewers and flat in the key 18-49 demo.
Below, networks ranked by demo:
ABC - 3.4, 9.1 million
- The Middle: 2.8, 8.8 million
- Suburgatory: 3.0, 8.8 million
- Modern Family: 5.7, 13.4, million
- Happy Endings: 3.3, 7.5 million
- Revenge: 2.7, 7.9 million
CBS - 3.2, 11.3 million
- Survivor: South Pacific: 3.2, 10.5 million
- Criminal Minds: 3.7, 12.7 million
- CSI: 2.6, 10.8 million
NBC - 1.6, 6.5 million
- Up All Night, 5.2 million
- Whitney (RS): 1.3, 4 million
- Harry's Law: 1.2, 7.6 million
- Law & Order: SVU: 2.1, 7.2 million
CW - 0.6, 1.5 million
- Ringer: 0.4, 1.2 million
- America's Next Top Model: 0.8, 1.9 million