TV ratings: 'Survivor,' 'Arrow' and 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' rise Wednesday

survivor-dec-4-13-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

A pair of Christmas specials helped NBC score a win among adults 18-49 Wednesday night, while "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" carried CBS to the top spot among viewers.

"Survivor" had its best performance of the season in viewers and rose by a couple tenths of a point in 18-49. "Arrow" scored its biggest total audience in more than nine months for The CW while also hitting a season high among adults 18-34. NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" had its best 18-49 rating since 2006.

On the down side, "Modern Family" and the rest of ABC's comedies all fell some. "The X Factor" was up over last week but still finished fourth in each of its hours.

CBS delivered 8.9 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share in households for the night, beating out NBC (8.2 million, 5.0/8) for the lead. ABC (6.4 million, 4.1/7) came in third. FOX took fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3/5. The CW (2.5 million, 1.6/2) trailed.

NBC led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.5 rating. ABC and CBS tied for second at 1.9, half a point better than FOX's 1.4. The CW drew a 0.9.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (10.6 million viewers, 6.2/10 households)
NBC: Special - "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (9.9 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: "The Middle" (7.5 million, 4.7/8)/"Back in the Game" (5.2 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "The X Factor" (5 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "Arrow" (3.2 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (2.6)

9 p.m.

NBC:
Special - "SNL Christmas" (8.5 million, 5.1/8)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (8.1 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: "Modern Family" (9.4 million, 5.8/9)/"Super Fun Night" (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
FOX: "The X Factor" (5.7 million, 3.5/5)
The CW: "The Tomorrow People" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (3.1)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" rerun (8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "SNL Christmas" (6.3 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "Nashville" (5.7 million, 3.8/6)

18-49 leader: "SNL Christmas" (2.4)

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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