TV Ratings: 'Modern Family' wins viewers and demo for ABC

modern-family-1012-320.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Almost all shows were down just a bit the night before Thanksgiving, but ABC's comedy block still put up a solid night led by "Modern Family." "The X Factor" results show also had a decent night. "Happy Endings" was actually up just a tick from last week.

ABC led with 8.6 million viewers and an 5.2 rating/9 share in households, followed by CBS at 7.8 million and a 4.8/8. FOX was third with 6.6 million and a 4.0/7, NBC was fourth at 3.7 million and 2.4/4 and the CW trailed with 938,000 and a 0.6/1 share.

In the 18-49 demographic, ABC also won with a 2.7, followed by FOX (2.0), CBS (1.8), NBC (1.2) and the CW (0.4).

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: "The Middle" (9.1 million, 4.7/8)/"Suburgatory" (8.3 million, 4.8/8)
FOX: "The X Factor" (8.5 million, 5.1/9)
CBS: "Survivor: South Pacific" (7.9 million viewers, 4.6/8 households)
NBC: "Up All Night" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)/"Up All Night" rerun (2.99 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (863 K, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The X Factor"/"The Middle"/"Suburgatory" (tie, 2.5)

9 p.m.

ABC: "Modern Family" (12.6 million, 7.2/12)/"Happy Endings" (7.2 million, 4.3/7)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (8.2 million, 5.2/9)
FOX: "Mobbed" (4.7 million, 2.8/5)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" special (3.7 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (992 K, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (4.5)

10 p.m.

"CSI" rerun (7.25 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.2 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" special (3.7 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Revenge" (2.1)

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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