On Wednesday evening Arrow pulled in 3.7 million viewers with a 1.3 18-49 rating at 8pm – the drama’s best performance since its premier. Following Arrow at 9pm on The CW was Supernatural which also enjoyed a boost to its ratings with 2.3 million viewers with a 1.0 18-49 rating.
NBC’s new fire-fighter drama Chicago Fire also saw its ratings boosted at 10pm thanks to a strong lead-in from The Voice. The music talent competition delivered 10.4 million viewers, with a 3.7 rating, to NBC between 8pm and 10pm. Chicago Fire at 10pm, starring Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney, had 7.0 million viewers with a 2.3 rating. Chicago‘s rise in ratings make its chances of being picked up for a full season that much higher – NBC recently ordered additional scripts of the drama but has yet to commit to more episodes.
Elsewhere last night ABC‘s comedy block performed well for the broadcaster. The Middle at 8pm had 9.1 million viewers with a 2.8 rating while alien comedy The Neighbors delivered 6.9 million viewers and a 2.1 18-49 rating at 8.30. At 9pm Modern Family pulled in 12.2 million viewers with a 4.7 18-49 rating while Suburgatory at 9.30 commanded 7.6 million viewers with a 2.9 rating. At 10pm Nashville pulled in 6 million viewers with a 2.0 rating.
The X Factor on Fox had 6.9 million viewers, with a 2.6 rating, between 8pm and 10pm. Survivor on CBS attracted 10.2 million viewers with a 2.7 rating at 8pm followed by Criminal Minds at 9pm which had 12.2 million viewers and a 3.0 rating while CSI mustered 10.3 million viewers with a 2.3 18-49 rating.