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People’s Choice Awards, ‘Modern Family’ help CBS and ABC split Wednesday ratings

By Daniel S Levine,

The People’s Choice Awards gave CBS a boost in viewers Wednesday night, but Modern Family helped ABC draw the best ratings on the night.

CBS won the night in viewers, drawing just over 9 million on the night. It came in just behind ABC in the ratings though with a 2.4 18-49 rating, reports HitFix. The network started the night with I Get That A Lot, which drew 7.75 million viewers and a 2.0 18-49 rating. The People’s Choice Awards was up slightly from last year, pulling in 9.6 million viewers and a 2.6 18-49 rating, notes The Wrap.

ABC averaged 7.61 million viewers and a 2.6 18-49 rating. The Middle returned with 8.4 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating, while The Neighbors had 6.63 million and a 2.0 18-49 rating. Modern Family impressed with just under 12 million viewers and a 4.7 18-49 rating, making it the highest-rated and most-watched show on the night. Suburgatory followed with just under 7 million viewers and a 2.7 18-49 rating. Nashville fans should probably be concerned, since the show only had 5.8 million viewers and a 2.0 rating last night.

NBC had an overall down night with 6.79 million viewers and a 1.9 18-49 rating. Whitney had 4.2 million viewers and a 1.4 18-49 rating, while Guys with Kids had just under 4 million and a 1.3 key demo rating. Law & Order: SVU had 8.33 million viewers and a 2.1 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire continues to do well lately, earning 9.25 million viewers and a 2.5 18-49 rating.

Fox’s Stars In Danger, which featured celebrities diving, had 3.4 million viewers and a 1.3 18-49 rating. While this was advertised as a one-off special, ABC is planning a full reality series featuring celebrities diving. Based on Fox’s weak numbers, ABC might be reconsidering that idea.

The CW’s repeats had 1.4 million viewers and a 0.4 18-49 rating.

image: CBS

 

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