Justin Kirk

Animal Practice returned Wednesday night for the first time since NBC announced it was pulling the freshman series starting Nov. 14. Despite the impending cancellation, the Justin Kirk comedy earned 3.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adults-18-to-49 demographic, up one tenth from last week.

Law & Order: SVU's milestone 300th episode also rose, drawing 6.68 million viewers and a 1.8, up two tenths from last week.

Over on ABC, Modern Family continued its Wednesday night domination with a 4.9 rating, the highest of the night. But it was Fox that came out on top overall. Thanks to Game 1 of the World Series, which scored 12.37 million viewers and a 3.4, Fox was the No. 1 network in adults 18-49 (3.3) and total viewers (11.77 million).

8 p.m.
ABC
The Middle 8.60 million (2.5); The Neighbors 6.87 million (2.0)
CBS
Survivor: Philippines 10.14 million (2.8)
NBC
Animal Practice 3.80 million (1.2); Guys with Kids 3.83 million (1.3)
FOX
Game 1 of the 2012 World Series 12.37 and 3.4 [8-10 p.m.]
CW
Arrow 3.7 million (1.1)

9 p.m.
ABC
Modern Family 12.46 million (4.9); Suburgatory 7.45 million (2.7)
CBS
Criminal Minds 11.51 million (3.0)
NBC
Law & Order: SVU 6.68 million (1.8)
CW
Supernatural 1.90 million (0.7)

10 p.m.
ABC
Nashville 6.60 million (2.0)
CBS
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9.84 million (2.4)
NBC
Chicago Fire 6.30 million (1.8)