On a night that saw declines pretty much across the board, Fox's new comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter was hit particularly hard, while CBS took an overall win for the night and ABC's Modern Family was the top-rated show, according to preliminary numbers.
Fox's night began with The X Factor at 8, which slipped 11 percent for a 3.3 rating/9 share in the 18-49 demographic and 10.5 million total viewers. I Hate My Teenage Daughter followed at 9:30, dropping 25 percent from its debut last week. It received a 2.1/5 with 5.4 million total viewers.
CBS was the top-rated and most-watched network of the night with a 3.1/8 in the demographic and 11.6 million total viewers. Survivor at 8 climbed 6 percent for a 3.3/9 and 11.5 million total viewers. Criminal Minds, though down 8 percent from its last original airing and tied for a season low with a 3.4/8, was the evening's most-watched program, taking in 12.2 million total viewers. The network's night closed with CSI,at 10, which also tied its season low with a 2.5/7. It had 11 million total viewers.
On ABC, The Middle at 8 drew a 2.8/8 and 8.8 million total viewers, while Suburgatory at 8:30 also took a 2.8/8, but 8 million total viewers. Modern Family at 9 took an 11 percent hit from its last original episode two weeks ago, registering its lowest-rated regular telecast to date. But it still earned the night's top numbers in the demographic with a 5.0/13, and 12.1 million total viewers. Happy Endings at 9:30 received a 2.9/7 and 6.5 million total viewers. Revenge at 10 dipped 8 percent from its last original, two weeks ago, tying its lowest ratings performance for a regular telecast. It had a 2.4/6 and 7.3 million total viewers.
At NBC, Up All Night at 8 was up 20 percent versus its last original airing two weeks ago for a 1.8/5 and 4.9 million total viewers. Following an Up All Night repeat, Harry's Law at 9 slipped 8 percent for a 1.2/3 and 7 million total viewers. Law & Order: SVU finished the night at 10 with a 14 percent drop, to tie its series low. It posted a 1.9/5 with 6.9 million total viewers.