TV Ratings: 'Super Fun Night' Gets a Strong Start, 'Ironside' Opens Soft

Michael O'Connell
The Hollywood Reporter

With two more premieres on Wednesday, ABC had the night's biggest launch with Super Fun Night. The Rebel Wilson vehicle averaged a 3.2 rating with adults 18-49 in Fast National returns, boasting the network's strongest premiere retention from a Modern Family lead-in (an even 4.2 adults) in four years. Modern Family did inch into the 9:30 p.m. half-hour by a minute, so final returns could see Super Fun Night's score adjusted.

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At the top of the night, The Middle (2.2 adults) shed three-tenths of a point, while Back in the Game (1.8 adults) dropped four-tenths. Nashville (1.9 adults) was steady with its premiere, off just a tenth. The network tied CBS for the night with adults 18-49, averaging a 2.5 rating and pulling in 7.6 million viewers.

Survivor earned a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49 on CBS, up two-tenths of a point from last week. Criminal Minds (2.7 adults) shed just a tenth from its premiere, while CSI (2.1 adults) moved up by a tenth. The network topped in total viewers with 10.2 million.

Fox saw a steady night for The X Factor. Averaging a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.6 million viewers across two hours, the episode was off only a tenth of a point from last week.

Revolution (1.5 adults) dipped during its second night out in the 8 p.m. hour, down three-tenths of a point. Law & Order: SVU (2.0 adults) took an expected fall from its two-hour opener, losing seven-tenths of a point. At 10 p.m., new drama Ironside (1.4 adults) opened rather softly -- half a point shy of Chicago Fire's time slot launch last year. NBC took a 1.6 adults rating and 6.3 million viewers for the night.

An Arrow recap special and Whose Line? repeats brought a 0.5 adults rating and 1.5 million viewers to The CW.