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Nashville's ratings went, uh, south Wednesday, slumping 29 percent from last week.

The ABC drama earned 6.7 million viewers and a 2.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, shedding almost three million viewers and eight-tenths from its already so-so premiere. Fellow new series Chicago Fire (5.9 million, 1.5) also took a big tumble, dropping more than 20 percent.

On the other hand, The CW's Arrow (3.5 million, 1.3) was steady and again beat NBC's 8 o'clock lineup — Animal Practice (3.8 million, 1.0) and Guys with Kids (4.3 million, 1.4) — in the demo.

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CBS topped the night in the demo and viewership, thanks to Survivor

(10.1 million, 2.7), Criminal Minds (11.7 million, 3.1) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (10.5 million, 2.4). ABC's Modern Family (12.1 million, 4.6) was the top show of the night, leading into the Season 2 premiere of Suburgatory (7.6 million, 2.8), which was down from its series premiere in the post-Middle slot last year. The Middle (8.3 million, 2.5) was up a tenth, while The Neighbors (6.5 million, 1.9) fell a tenth.Elsewhere on NBC, Law & Order: SVU (6.3 million, 1.6) was down to tie a series low.The CW's Supernatural (2.2 million, 1.0) was steady.Preliminary numbers for Fox are unavailable due to the lengthy baseball delay and numerous pre-emptions.On cable, FX's American Horror Story: Asylum opened to crazy numbers: 3.85 million viewers with 2.78 million in the demo, making it the No. 2 show of the hour, behind CSI. The numbers are a 21 percent and 37 percent improvement, respectively, from the series premiere a year ago. 8 p.m.
Survivor 10.1 million viewers (2.7 demo rating) ABC: The Middle 8.3 million (2.5); The Neighbors 6.5 million (1.9)NBC: Animal Practice 3.8 million (1.0); Guys with Kids 4.3 million (1.4)CW: Arrow 3.5 million (1.3)9 p.m.
Criminal Minds 11.7 million (3.1)ABC: Modern Family 12.1 million (4.6); Suburgatory 7.6 million (2.8)NBC: Law & Order: SVU 6.3 million (1.6) CW: Supernatural 2.2 million (1.0)10 p.m.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 10.5 million (2.4)ABC: Nashville 6.7 million (2.0)NBC: Chicago Fire 5.9 million (1.5)