ABC Beats Out FOX's Original Line-Up in Wednesday Ratings
On Wednesday night with its 2-hour repeat comedy block and a recap clip-show for Nashville, ABC beat out Fox's original line-up (Mobbed/Mobbed) by 36% in Adults 18-49 and tied CBS' repeat schedule.
At 8pm against NBC's original Whitney and Fox's original Mobbed, ABC's repeat The Middle ranked #1 in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.
The Middle marked its most-watched repeat in nearly 2 years and its top replay Adult 18-49 number more than 1 year - since 2/2/11 and 11/30/11, respectively.
At 8:30pm, a repeat of ABC's The Neighbors drew a bigger audience than NBC's first-run Guys With Kids and beat out the second half hour of Fox's Mobbed by 1.5 million viewers and by 18% in Adults 18-49.
The Neighbors posted the series' best repeat performance yet in viewers and young adults.
ABC's encore Modern Family won the 9pm half-hour in Adults 18-49, outdelivering NBC's original L&O: SVU (+5%).
In the 9:30pm half-hour, ABC's encore Suburgatory defeated the final half-hour of Fox's original Mobbed by 1.3 million viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49.
In viewers and young adults, Suburgatory earned its top repeat numbers in over 8 months - since 4/25/12.
During the 10 o'clock hour ahead of its return next week to original, ABC's Nashville: The Whole Story recap show spiked over last week's encore by 44% in Total Viewers and by 83% in Adults 18-49.