happy endings 1026 ratings TV ratings: 'Happy Endings' hits series high Wednesday; CBS, ABC lead the nightFast national ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

A rerun-heavy Wednesday night — including on FOX, which was faced with a rainout of the World Series — was good news for some of the shows that did air original episodes. ABC’s comedies “The Middle,” “Suburgatory” and “Happy Endings” all hit series highs in viewers and adults 18-49, and “Survivor” and “America’s Next Top Model” were up as well. And even though “Modern Family” was a repeat, it still delivered the night’s top 18-49 score.

CBS led the night in viewers, averaging 10.65 million and a 6.7 rating/11 share in households. ABC (9.5 million, 6.0/10) finished a solid second. There was a sizable drop to third-place NBC (4 million, 2.7/4). FOX (2.4 million, 1.6/2) came in fourth, beating out The CW (1.8 million, 1.2/2).

The top two networks traded places in the adults 18-49 standings, with ABC’s 3.3 rating snagging the top spot. CBS took second with a 2.7. The other three networks weren’t much of a factor, with NBC scoring a 0.9 and FOX and The CW both averaging a 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Survivor: South Pacific” (11.6 million viewers, 7.0/11 households)
ABC: “The Middle” (10.2 million, 6.2/10)/”Suburgatory” (9.8 million, 6.0/10)
NBC: “Up All Night” rerun (3.8 million, 2.5/4)/”Whitney” rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/4)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (2.5 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: “Ringer” rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “Survivor” and “Suburgatory” tied at 3.4 9 p.m. CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (11.4 million, 7.2/11)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (11.4 million, 6.8/10)/”Happy Endings” (8.3 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” rerun (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (2.3 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (2.2 million, 1.5/2) 18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (4.4) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (9 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: “Revenge” (8.7 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: “Prime Suspect” rerun (3.5 million, 2.5/4) 18-49 leader: “Revenge” (2.8)

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