TV ratings: 'Arrow' returns down but 'The Tomorrow People' has decent start Wednesday

tomorrow-people-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Ratings for The CW Wednesday were a little bit of a bad news-good news situation. The bad news was that "Arrow's" season premiere was off a good amount from its series debut a year ago (though it was in line with its final few episodes of last season). The good news was the premiere of "The Tomorrow People" did a very good job of holding its lead-in audience and posted pretty decent numbers.

Elsewhere Wednesday, the big four networks all finished below last week as everything from "Modern Family" to "The X Factor" to "CSI" dropped a little. Among the few exceptions: NBC's "Revolution" was even with last week, and ABC's "The Middle" rose slightly in viewers while holding steady in adults 18-49.

CBS led the night in viewers with 9.7 million along with a 6.2 rating/10 share in households. ABC (7.2 million, 4.6/8) edged FOX (7.1 million, 4.4/7) for second. NBC took fourth with 5.6 million viewers and a 3.7/6. The CW (2.5 million, 1.6/3) trailed.

ABC and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at 2.3. FOX was right behind with a 2.2 rating. NBC scored a 1.4 and The CW a 0.9.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.5 million viewers, 5.9/10)
ABC: "The Middle" (8.1 million, 5.1/9)/"Back in the Game" (6.4 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "The X Factor" (6.6 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "Revolution" (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
The CW: "Arrow" season premiere (2.7 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (2.4)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Criminal Minds" (10.9 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: "Modern Family" (10.4 million, 6.5/10)/"Super Fun Night" (6.7 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: "The X Factor" (7.7 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (6.2 million, 4.1/6)
The CW: "The Tomorrow People" series premiere (2.3 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (3.8)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" (8.8 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: "Nashville" (5.9 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "Ironside" (5.2 million, 3.6/6)

18-49 leader: "CSI" (1.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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