Ratings: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Black-ish’ Push ABC to Win Over CBS

CW’s “Arrow” premiere is up slightly from last year

Last Updated: October 9, 2014 @ 9:28 AM

ABC edged CBS in the key demo on Wednesday, thanks to having the night’s Top 2 shows back-to-back: “Modern Family” and “Black-ish.” CBS was tops in total viewers in primetime.

ABC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in viewers with an average of 7.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Middle” at 8 p.m. got a 2.0/7 and 7.3 million viewers. “The Goldbergs” at 8:30 had 2.2/7 and 7 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 scored a night-high 3.4/11 and had 10.1 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9:30 earned a 2.8/8 and 8 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 received a 1.5/5 and 5.5 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.1/7 and first in viewers with 9.4 million. “Survivor” at 8 earned a 2.5/8 and 9.5 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 9 received a 2.3/7 and primetime-best 10.5 million viewers. At 10, “Stalker” got a 1.7/5 and 8.1 million viewers.

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NBC was third in ratings with a 1.5/5 and second in viewers with 7.6 million. “The Mysteries of Laura” at 8 got a 1.3/4 and 8.5 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 received a 1.7/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 10 had a 1.5/5 and 6.7 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 3.3 million. “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 got a 1.4/5 and 3.8 million viewers. “Red Band Society” at 9 dipped to a 0.9/3 and 2.9 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in total viewers with 2.7 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in total viewers with 2.4 million. At 8, the premiere of “Arrow” got a 1.0/3 and 2.8 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.3 million.