With its all-repeat lineup (The Middle/Suburgatory/Modern Family/Happy Endings/Revenge) facing Fox’s all-original lineup (The X Factor Wednesday finale/I Hate My Teenage Daughter) and a mix of original and repeat programming on the other nets, ABC beat out CBS by 8% and NBC by 17% on Wednesday night among Adults 18-49. ABC’s repeat Modern Family finished as the Wednesday’s #1 scripted show among Adults 18-49, notably topping Fox’s The X Factor-fueled I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
ABC was up over the same Wednesday last year by 8% in Adults 18-49.
During the 8 o’clock hour, ABC’s replays of the Middle and Suburgatory outperformed CBS’ original holiday special (A Home for the Holidays with Martina McBride) by wide margins with Total Viewers (+21%) and Adults 18-49 (+88%).
For the 2nd week running ABC’s repeat comedy beat out Fox’s The X Factor-driven original comedy on Wednesday, as Modern Family at 9:00pm outdelivered Fox’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter at 9:30pm in both viewers (+7%) and young adults (+5%).
ABC’s Happy Endings scored the series’ 2nd-strongest-ever repeat performance with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.