ABC's reigning Emmy-winning sitcom Modern Family returned from its holiday hiatus to its usual perch atop Wednesday's prime-time ratings, Nielsen overnights show.
The show improved by some 10 percent over its last first-run on Dec. 7; the network's other sitcoms also were all up compared with their last fresh outings on that date.
I Get That a Lot, CBS' recurring special on celebrities snookering regular people by posing in regular jobs, was up an astounding 130 percent vs. the last time it was on (Dec. 17, 2010).
CBS: I Get That a Lot 8.32 million viewers (2.3 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle 9.95 million (3.0); Suburgatory 8.73 million (2.9)
Fox: Glee [rerun] 2.35 million (0.8)
NBC: Up All Night [rerun] 3.52 million (1.0); Whitney [rerun] 3.14 million (1.0)
CW: The Secret Circle [rerun] 971,000 (0.3)
CBS: Criminal Minds [rerun] 8.21 million viewers (2.3 demo rating)
ABC: Modern Family 13.98 million (5.6); Happy Endings 7.73 million (3.3)
Fox: Mobbed 3.02 million (1.2)
NBC: Harry's Law [rerun] 4.46 million (0.8)
CW: The Secret Circle [rerun] 838,000 (0.3)