modern family 112812 ratings TV ratings: 'Modern Family' and holiday specials solid Wednesday, 'X Factor' risesFast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Wednesday’s “Modern Family” improved on its ratings from its last new episode, keeping a stranglehold on the adults 18-49 crown for the night. “Suburgatory” was down a little in viewers, but it improved its 18-49 rating from two weeks ago.

Elsewhere, NBC’s all-holiday special lineup turned in better-than-usual numbers for a Wednesday, and “The X Factor” was up a good amount from last week’s pre-Thanksgiving show. “Arrow” also stayed strong for The CW, while all of CBS’ lineup improved on last week on the way to a win in total viewers.

CBS averaged 11.5 million viewers and a 7.4 rating/12 share in households in primetime. FOX (8.1 million, 4.7/7) came in second, while ABC (7.97 million, 4.6/7) just edged NBC (7.96 million, 4.9/8) for third. The CW brought in 2.9 million viewers and a 1.8/3.

ABC and FOX tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at 2.8. CBS was right behind at 2.7, and NBC scored a 2.5 in the demographic. The CW posted a 1.0.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Survivor: Philippines” (10.35 million viewers, 6.4/10 households)
NBC: Special – “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (9.1 million)
ABC: Special – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (8.85 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: “The X Factor” (7.7 million, 4.5/7)
The CW: “Arrow” (3.7 million, 2.2/3) 18-49 leader: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (2.9) 9 p.m. CBS: “Criminal Minds” (12.3 million, 7.9/12)
ABC: “Modern Family” (11.95 million, 6.9/10)/”Suburgatory” (6.9 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: “The X Factor” (8.4 million, 4.9/7)
NBC: Special – “SNL Christmas” (8.3 million, 5.0/8)
The CW: “Supernatural” (2.1 million, 1.3/2) 18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (4.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” (12 million, 7.9/13)
NBC: “SNL Christmas” (4.0/6)
ABC: “Nashville” (5.65 million, 4.0/6) 18-49 leader: “CSI” (2.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter