Ratings: NBC’s ‘Sing-Off’ Slips, ‘Nashville’ Ties Series Low

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CBS was top dog on Wednesday

CBS won Wednesday outright in both key demo ratings and total viewers on a night where shows about singing didn’t fare so well.

NBC’s “Sing-Off” slipped to a December low, save a 2011 special, as ABC’s “Nashville” dropped enough to match its lowest series rating.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 10.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Survivor” at 8 earned a 2.5/8 and 9.8 million viewers. At 9, “Criminal Minds” received a 2.4/7 and 11 million viewers — making it the most-watched on the night. “CSI” at 10 got a 1.8/5 and 10 million viewers.

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ABC was second in ratings with a 1.9/6 and in total viewers with 6.8 million. “The Middle” at 8 earned a 1.9/6 and 8.1 million viewers. “Back in the Game” at 8:30 got a 1.5/4 and 6.1 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 was the night’s highest-rated showm with a 3.5/10 and 10.5 million viewers. “Super Fun Night” at 9:30 received a 1.8/5 and 5.5 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 had a 1.4/4 — tying its series low — and 5.2 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.7/5 and third in total viewers with 5.7 million viewers. “The Sing-Off” at 8 earned a 1.8/5 and 5.9 million viewers. The rating is the lowest in the show’s rich December history, aside from a Dec. 5 special that netted a 1.1. The “Kelly Clarkson Cautionary Christmas Music Tale” special at 10 earned a 1.4/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

Fox was in fourth in ratings with a 1.4/4 and fourth in total viewers with 4.9 million viewers, airing just “X Factor.”

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Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.2/3, but second in viewers with 3.1 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and in total viewers with 2.2 million. “Arrow” at 8 earned a 1.1/3 and 3 million viewers. At 9, “The Tomorrow People” received a 0.5/1 and 1.4 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.3 million.

(For the record: An earlier version of this story said that the “Sing-Off” had its lowest winter rating. This was an error because it does not count as a winter episode.)