To boot, freshman series Revenge posted its second-highest numbers with viewers and young adults.
There's an old baseball adage, "Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain ..." Answered prayers or not, ABC particularly benefited from the rainout of World Series Game 6 between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers since it was the only network that didn't treat Wednesday night as a 9-0 forfeit. Unlike the other networks, it ran mostly fresh episodes.
Fox's rain check to viewers — back-to-back encores of Glee — notched 2.48 million (0.7 demo rating) and 2.3 million (0.7), respectively.
At 8/7, The Middle grabbed 10.19 million (up from 9.03 million last week) and tied its series high with a 3.1 demo rating, though it still finished second to CBS' Survivor: South Pacific, which pulled in 11.57 million viewers (3,4 demo rating. A repeat of NBC's Up All Night managed 3.81 million (1.1).
In the next half-hour, Suburgatory lured 9.83 million (up from 8.79 million a week ago) with a 3.4 rating. A Whitney rerun totaled 4.11 million (1.2).
Criminal Minds, typically Wednesday night's most-watched show, was a rerun and entertained nearly 11.357 million people in prime time's middle hour — a mere 4,000 behind the Modern Family Halloween episode repeat, which took the demo competition, 4.4 to 2.8. A rerun of NBC's Harry's Law enticed 4.42 million (compared last week's first-run 8.18 million).
Happy Endings had 8.34 million people tuning in at 9:30/8:30c — way up from last week's 6.89 million. Its demo rating was 3.5.
In the final prime-time hour, ABC's Revenge scored 8.71 million (after two weeks of 7.94 million) and 2.8 demo rating vs. repeats of CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9.01 million/2.0) and NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (3.51 million/0.8).