8:48am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: People's Choice Awards Shed Demo, 'Chicago P.D.' Opens Solid
More people chose to watch the People's Choice Awards on CBS this year, though the show was down in the targeted adults 18-49 demo. The two-hour show dropped four-tenths of a point for an average 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. Meanwhile, the show was up nearly 1 million viewers to an average 10.2 million. CBS won the night, taking an average 2.1 adults rating and 8.9 million viewers.
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Revolution (1.6 adults) and Law & Order: SVU (2.1 adults) were both boosted on ABC, rising a respective two- and five-tenths of a point. The premiere of Chicago Fire spinoff Chicago P.D. was solid at 10 p.m., averaging a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49 and falling behind only Blacklist in this season's 10 p.m. premieres. NBC averaged a 1.9 adults rating and 7.8 million viewers.
ABC saw a lift for The Middle (2.2 adults), up two-tenths of a point. A special Super Fun Night (1.5 adults) marked a series low, while Modern Family (3.5 adults) and a regularly scheduled Super Fun Night (1.8 adults) were both even with their last efforts. The network pulled a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.95 million viewers over the night.
Fox aired the film Step Brothers to the tune of a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.9 million viewers.
And the CW, airing encores, pulled a 0.4 adults rating and 1.1 million viewers.