18-49 Demo Winner - FOX, Total Viewer Winner - CBS
The X-Factor dropped a tad from last week, but still did very well. Survivor: Philippines dipped from its already not great (for Survivor) premiere numbers. Criminal Minds' season premiere dropped a full ratings point from last year, which obviously is not a good thing. CSI's premiere did about as well as the show usually does, drawing a large overall audience, but attracting mediocre 18-49 demos.
The hour-long Middle premiere dropped a negligible amount from last season's debut. Modern Family experienced a notable drop from last season's premiere, but still crushed the competition in both the 18-49 demo and total viewer races. Too bad for ABC that the rest of its lineup couldn't keep up. Although, the series premiere of The Neighbors did do quite respectably in the ratings, despite taking a critical drubbing.
Elsewhere, Animal Practice episode two took a serious nosedive from the series premiere numbers. To be fair, the aforementioned premiere did air right after the Olympics closing ceremonies. Guys With Kids also took a sharp fall from its premiere. All in all, it wasn't a good night for NBC, other than Law & Order: SVU not dropping too much from last year, which is of course a small comfort.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
FOX - The X Factor (8-10pm, N) - 3.3 - 9 - 9.44
CBS - Survivor: Philippines (N) - 3.0 - 9 - 10.15
ABC - The Middle (Season Premiere) - 2.8 - 9 - 8.97
NBC - Animal Practice (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 5.18
CW - Oh Sit! (N) - 0.4 - 1 - 0.92
NBC - Guys With Kids (N) - 1.6 - 5 - 4.78
ABC - Modern Family (Season Premiere) - 5.5 - 15 - 14.20
CBS - Criminal Minds (Season Premiere) - 3.1 - 8 - 11.58
NBC - Law & Order: SVU (9-11PM, Season Premiere) - 2.1 - 6 - 7.09
CW - Supernatural (R) - 0.3 - 1 - 0.72
ABC - The Neighbors (Series Premiere) - 3.3 - 9 - 9.27
CBS - CSI (Season Premiere) - 2.5 - 7 - 10.65
ABC - Revenge (Recap Show) - 1.6 - 4 - 5.38
Source: Nielsen Media Research