modern family 1012 320 TV ratings: 'Modern Family' stays on top Wednesday, baseball solid for FOXFast national ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

“Modern Family” continued its strong early-season run on Wednesday, finishing as the night’s most-watched show overall and the No. 1 show in adults 18-49. FOX had to pre-empt “The X Factor” because of a rain-delayed baseball playoff game but still had a fairly decent night.

CBS led the night in viewers with 11.3 million, along with a 7.1 rating/11 share among households. FOX (9.4 million, 5.9/9) finished second, a little ahead of ABC (9.1 million, 5.7/9). NBC was fourth with 6.5 million viewers and a 4.3/7, while The CW drew 1.5 million people and a 1.1/2.

ABC won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.4 rating, beating out CBS’ 3.2 and FOX’s 3.0. NBC was off the pace some with a 1.6, while The CW posted a 0.6.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Survivor: South Pacific” (10.55 million viewers, 6.5/10 households)
FOX: American League Championship Series Game 4 (9.4 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: “The Middle” (8.8 million, 5.5/9)/”Suburgatory” (8.8 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: “Up All Night” (5.25 million, 3.4/6)/”Whitney” rerun (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: “Ringer” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “Survivor: South Pacific” (3.2) 9 p.m. CBS: “Criminal Minds” (12.7 million, 8.0/12)
FOX: ALCS Game 4 (10.8 million, 6.7/10)
ABC: “Modern Family” (13.4 million, 7.9/12)/”Happy Endings” (7.55 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” (7.6 million, 5.0/8)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (1.9 million, 1.3/2) 18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (5.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” (10.8 million, 6.8/11)
FOX: ALCS Game 4 (10.4 million, 6.5/10)*
ABC: “Revenge” (7.9 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (7.2 million, 5.0/8) 18-49 leader: “Revenge” (2.7) *FOX ratings for 10-10:30 only; ALCS Game 4 ended at 10:32 p.m.

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

Posted by:Rick Porter