TV ratings: 'Modern Family' grows and leads Wednesday, 'Sing-Off' does OK

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modern-family-dec-11-13-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

The final "Modern Family" episode of the fall posted the show's best ratings in four weeks, leading the night in adults 18-49 by a good-sized margin. It didn't take the total-viewer crown, though, as "Criminal Minds" brought in the biggest overall audience, although it was down from a week ago.

Also Tuesday, night two of "The Sing-Off" put up decent ratings without a "Voice" lead-in, topping "The X Factor" from 8 to 10 p.m. "Arrow" was steady in viewers and adults 18-49 and posted the show's best ratings ever among young men.

CBS led all three hours of primetime in viewers, averaging 10.3 million and a 6.4 rating/10 share in households. ABC (6.75 million, 4.4/7) came in second. NBC (5.7 million, 3.6/6) beat out FOX (4.9 million, 3.1/5) for third. The CW came in at 2.2 million viewers and a 1.4/2.

CBS also scored an demographic win, earning a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 to beat ABC's 1.9. NBC took third with a 1.7, followed by FOX, 1.4, and The CW, 0.8.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (9.8 million viewers, 6.0/10 households)
ABC: "The Middle" (8.1 million, 5.1/8)/"Back in the Game" (6.1 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "The Sing-Off" (6 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: "The X Factor" (4.8 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "Arrow" (3 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (2.5)

9 p.m.

"Criminal Minds" (11 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: "Modern Family" (10.5 million, 6.6/10)/"Super Fun Night" (5.5 million, 3.5/5)
NBC: "The Sing-Off" (5.9 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: "The X Factor" (5 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "The Tomorrow People" (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (3.5)

10 p.m.

"CSI" (9.95 million, 6.4/11)
NBC: Special - "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale" (5.3 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: "Nashville" (5.15 million, 3.6/6)

18-49 leader: "CSI" (1.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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