Ratings: Modern Family Leads ABC Charge
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Modern Family dominated Wednesday, leading ABC to an easy win.
The sitcom drew 12 million viewers and a 4.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up five-tenths from its last new episode. In fact, all of ABC's shows rose, with The Neighbors (6.6 million, 2.0) climbing a huge 25 percent.
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In contrast, NBC's lineup was down across the board in the demo, but Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (8.3 million, 2.1) hit a season high in viewership.
CBS led the way in viewership, thanks to I Get That a Lot (7.7 million, 2.0) and the People's Choice Awards (9.6 million, 2.6).
Fox's diving special Stars in Danger: The High Dive earned a mere 3.4 million viewers and a 1.3.
CBS: I Get That a Lot 7.7 million (2.0)
ABC: The Middle 8.4 million (2.4); The Neighbors 6.6 million (2.0)
NBC: Whitney 4.1 million (1.4); Guys with Kids 3.9 million (1.3)
Fox: Stars in Danger: The High Dive 3.4 million (1.3) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: Arrow (R) 1.6 million (0.5)
CBS: People's Choice Awards 9.6 million (2.6) [9-11 p.m.]
ABC: Modern Family 12 million (4.7); Suburgatory 6.9 million (2.7)
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 8.3 million (2.1)
CW: Supernatural (R) 1 million (0.4)
NBC: Chicago Fire 7.9 million (2.2)
ABC: Nashville 5.8 million (2.0)