nashville oct 17 ratings TV ratings: 'Nashville' falls Wednesday but 'Arrow' stays solidFast National ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Episode 2 of “Nashville” fell down the charts some Wednesday, dropping by a significant amount from its premiere last week. It had a smaller lead-in in the season premiere of “Suburgatory” (which was down from last year’s debut), but it’s still a pretty big tumble.

The CW’s “Arrow,” meanwhile, put up another pretty strong performance in its second week. It fell a little bit in viewers but maintained its demographic numbers. “Criminal Minds” was up a little for CBS, while a rain delay in the National League Championship Series wreaked havoc on FOX’s schedule.

CBS led the night with 10.8 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/11 share in households. ABC (8 million, 5.1/8) came in second. FOX’s jumbled lineup — West Coast viewers, incidentally, saw an “X Factor” repeat — drew just over 6 million viewers and a 3.6/6, beating NBC (5.4 million, 3.6/6) for third. The CW delivered 2.8 million viewers and a 1.7/3.

The Eye also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating. ABC was right behind with a 2.6. FOX scored a 2.1 in the demo to take third, followed by NBC, 1.5, and The CW, 1.1.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Survivor: Philippines” (10.1 million viewers, 6.3/10 households)
ABC: “The Middle” (8.35 million, 5.2/8)/”The Neighbors” (6.5 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: NLCS Game 3/”Ben and Kate” rerun/”The X Factor” (5.2 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: “Animal Practice” (3.8 million, 2.5/4)/”Guys With Kids” (4.3 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: “Arrow” (3.5 million, 2.1/3) 18-49 leader: “Survivor: Philippines” (2.7) 9 p.m. CBS: “Criminal Minds” (11.8 million, 7.5/11)
ABC: “Modern Family” (12.1 million, 7.3/11)/”Suburgatory” season premiere (7.8 million, 4.7/7)
FOX: “The X Factor/”The Mindy Project” rerun/NLCS Game 3 (6.9 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (6.3 million, 4.3/6)
The CW: “Supernatural” (2.2 million, 1.3/2) 18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (4.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” (10.6 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: “Nashville” (6.75 million, 4.6/8)
NBC: “Chicago Fire” (5.9 million, 3.9/6) 18-49 leader: “CSI” (2.4)

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