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Ratings: ‘Revolution’ Premiere Down by Half From Season 1 Debut; ‘Game’ Is OK

In new time slot, “Revolution” is close to final episodes of last season

“Revolution,” the biggest new show of last season, had less than half the rating in its Season 2 premiere Wednesday that it had when it premiered last year after “The Voice.” Blame a new time slot.
But NBC pointed to a silver lining: a big gain for “Law & Order: SVU.” Fox, meanwhile, boasted a 14 percent increase for “X Factor” over last week’s Wednesday episode.
ABC was first in ratings with a 2.8 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.8 million, according to preliminary numbers.

The season premiere of “The Middle” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.4/8 and 8.8 million viewers. At 8:30, the debut of “Back in the Game” received a 2.2/7 and 7.9 million viewers. The “Modern Family” premiere at 9 earned a 4.1/11 and 11.5 million viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-watched show of the night, despite being the show’s lowest premiere ever. At 10, the “Nashville” premiere got a 2.1/6 and 6.6 million viewers.

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Fox was second in ratings with a 2.5/7 and fourth in total viewers with 7.6 million. The “X-Factor” at 8 was the only show on the network’s schedule, earning those numbers.

CBS and NBC tied for third in ratings, each with a 2.4/7. CBS was first in viewers with 9.9 million. NBC was third in viewers with 8.6 million.

For CBS, “Survivor” earned a 2.3/7 and 9.4 million viewers at 8. At 9, the “Criminal Minds” premiere got a 2.8/8 and 11.3 million viewers. The “CSI” premiere at 10 received a 2.1/6 — its lowest premiere ever — and 9 million viewers.

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For NBC, “Revolution” in its new time slot without the coveted “Voice” lead-in, earned a 1.8/6 and 6.8 million viewers. Ratings were down 56 percent from last year’s premiere, matching its series low. But the ratings were close to those of the average for last season’s final episodes. The premiere of “Law & Order SVU” at 9 received a 2.7/7 — up 29 percent from last year — and 9.5 million viewers.

Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.4/4 and in viewers with 3.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 906,000. Following a rerun, the “Capture” finale at 9 earned a 0.2/1 and 631,000 viewers.