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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Larry Hagman fans will be able to see the dearly departed Dallas star on the small screen this spring.
Hagman, who died in November, will be featured on the CBS special I Get That A Lot, in which celebrities masquerade as ordinary people and then act like they're not stars when they're inevitably recognized. The actor filmed his segment in September, and appears as a salesman offering free samples of barbecue sauce, according to the network.
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.