CBS Survives Wednesday As #1. ITV Big Winner In UK.

CBS pulled off another ‘Survivor’ act on Wednesday to once again finish on top of the television ratings wars (post-November Sweep) with reruns leading the way. But at 8P, their original reality series, the one that started it all, ‘Survivor’ led off the evening with an evening high of 10.59 million viewers. At 9P, ‘Criminal Minds’ rerun drew 8.12 million while at 10P, ‘CSI’ with another rerun drew a time period high of 8 million viewers.

NBC decided to run an all Christmas themed programming block on Wednesday and at 8P, ‘Christmas in the Rockefeller Center’ special drew 9.87 million while at 9P, a two-hour ¬†special ‘Saturday Night Live Christmas’ drew 7.4 million.

ABC stuck to its regular schedule and at 8P, ‘ The Middle’ with 7.51 million viewers began the evening for The Alphabet Network. At 830P, ‘Back In The Game’ drew 5.21 million, losing over 2.3 million viewers. But at 9P, ‘Modern Family’ powered ABC back up with 9.42 million. At 930P, ‘Super Fun Night’ brought the network crashing down as it could only muster 4.92 million viewers, a near 4.5 million viewer loss in just a few minutes. At 10P, ‘Nashville’ drew 5.72 million viewers.

FOX meet Simon. Simon says ‘X-Factor’. The Animal Network of Broadcast finishes with 5.336 million viewers. That’s enough of Simon.

The CW on the other hand, had a very good evening for The Little Network That Could. At 8P, Arrow’ drew 3.2 million viewers, up 22% vs last year on the comparable date, and at 9P, ‘he Tomorrow People’ finished with 1.8 million.

For The Record: CBS was #1 for the evening drawing 8.9 million viewers and had a 5.5 rating with a 9 share of the audience. NBC finished #2 with 8.225 million and a 5.0/8. ABC was next with 6.413 million and a 4.5/7 while FOX finished with 5.336 million and a 3.9/6 while The CW finished with 2.482 million viewers and a 1.8/3. Univision had 1.4/2 while Telemundo drew million and 0.7/2.


ITV with ‘I’m A Celebrity’ at 830P, the network pounded the competition on Wednesday evening with a huge 8.64 million viewer night (36.6% share), easily topping anything the rivals could throw at it.

The closest anyone could come to it this Wednesday was BBC One with ‘Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen’ which pulled in 2.95 million viewers.

It was reality dominated in the UK on Wednesday.

As you can see, when people were watching television on Wednesday, they were…

Switching Channels!

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