Wednesday TV Ratings: THE AMERICANS Debuts Strong, THE NEIGHBORS and SUBURGATORY Drop

     January 31, 2013


Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • FX’s new drama series The Americans debuted strong with 4.7 million combined viewers and 3.22 million total viewers for its premiere broadcast, topping the premieres of American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy.  The network is currently on a roll with original programming, and The Americans looks to be a fine addition to the lineup.
  • ABC’s comedy The Neighbors took a drop, scoring a 1.6 rating and 5.25 million viewers which is down four tenths from last week’s 2.0 rating.
  • Also down on ABC was Suburgatory, suffering from a lack of a new Modern Family as its lead-in.  The episode hit a 1.8 rating and 4.87, dropping four tenths from last week’s 2.2 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Wednesday, January 30th, including Arrow, Supernatural, Whitney, Chicago Fire, and more.


  • whitney-sorryWhitney earned a 1.3 rating and 3.59 million viewers, dropping a tad from its last original episode’s 1.4 rating.
  • Also down was Guys with Kids, which earned a 1.1 rating and 2.9 million viewers versus its last new episode’s 1.3 rating.
  • The bad news continued with Law and Order: SVU which garnered a 1.7 rating and 6.37 million viewers.  That’s a drop of four tenths from its last new episode’s 2.1 rating.
  • And in keeping with the trend, Chicago Fire hit a 2.0 rating and 7.23 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from its last new episode’s 2.2 rating.


  • Over at ABC, The Neighbors scored a 1.6 rating and 5.25 million viewers, dropping four tenths from last week’s 2.0 rating.
  • Suburgatory was also down, hitting a 1.8 rating and 4.87 million viewers versus last week’s 2.2 rating.

The CW

  • A new episode of Arrow was down to a 0.9 rating and 3 million viewers from last week’s 1.1 rating.
  • Supernatural was even with last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.28 million viewers.


  • The series premiere of The Americans garnered 3.22 million viewers on its first broadcast and totaled 4.77 million viewers when factoring in the encore.