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Ratings: ‘Modern Family’ Slips to Lowest Fall Rating Since 2009

CBS wins outright as its two scripted dramas match ratings season highs

ABC’s “Modern Family” slipped to its lowest fall rating since 2009 on Wednesday, despite being the highest-rated show on the night.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.4 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 11.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Survivor” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.4/7 and 10.1 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 9 got a 2.8/8 — matching a season high — and 12.3 million viewers — a new high on the season, also making it the most-watched show of the night. “CSI” at 10 also tied a season high in ratings with a 2.1/6, adding 11 million viewers.

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ABC was second in ratings with a 2.0/6 and in total viewers with 6.9 million. “The Middle” at 8 earned a 2.2/7 — tying a season low — and 8.4 million viewers. “Back in the Game” received a 1.6/5 — a new low to date — and 6.1 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 earned a 3.3/9 — its lowest-rated fall telecast since 2009, but still the highest of the night — and 10 million viewers. “Super Fun Night” at 9:30 got a 1.9/5 and 5.7 million viewers. At 10, “Nashville” received a 1.6/5 and 5.6 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.6/5 and in total viewers with 5.5 million. The “X Factor” was the only show on the network’s schedule, earning those numbers.

Univision was in fourth in ratings with a 1.5/4 and fifth in total viewers with 3.8 million.

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NBC was in fifth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and fourth in viewers with 5.3 million. “Revolution” at 8 earned a 1.4/4 — flat for six weeks at a series low — and 5.3 million. “Law & Order” at 9 received a 1.6/4 — flat with last week — and 5.9 million viewers. A “Dateline NBC” special got a 1.1/3 and 4.8 million viewers.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and in total viewers 2.1 million. “Arrow” at 8 earned a 0.9/3 and 2.5 million viewers. “The Tomorrow People” at 9 received a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.2 million.