'Arrow' ratings a bit off target

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It wasn’t exactly a super fun night in the ratings Wednesday. Pretty much every show was down at least a little. Let’s start with the premieres and newcomers:

– The second season return of The CW’s Arrow fell 31 percent from last year’s strong opening. Then at 9 p.m., The CW launched new drama The Tomorrow People (a.k.a. Pretty People with Powers). Tomorrow matched Supernatural in this slot a year ago, but that’s not saying all that much. The CW’s three-day DVR ratings for Thursday’s TVD premiere significantly narrowed the gap with last fall’s debut, so maybe that will happen again here.

– NBC’s crime drama reboot Ironside slipped 15 percent for its second episode. Ironside reboot went from losing 10 p.m. to really losing 10 p.m. Starting off NBC’s night, Revolution was down just a tenth after the last two weeks of more worrisome drops in this new time slot — stabilizing?

– ABC had the second round of Rebel Wilson’s Super Fun Night sitcom at 9:30 p.m. falling 22 percent from last week’s premiere. ABC’s other new sitcom, Back in the Game at 8:30 p.m., dropped a bit too.

If you’re curious how FX’s American Horror Story: Coven opened, so am I. We’ll have those numbers within the next few hours and will post separately (I’m betting on a best-yet premiere). Here’s your chart:

NET/TIME/SHOW  ADULT DEMO  TOTAL VIEWERS
FOX 8-10P X-FACTOR 2.2 7,141
ABC 8:00P MIDDLE- 2.2 8,117
8:30P BACK-GAME- 1.7 6,438
9:00P MODRN FMLY- 3.8 10,432
9:30P SUPER-NGHT- 2.5 6,666
10-11P NASHVILLE- 1.7 5,861
CBS 8-9P SURVIVOR- 2.4 9,464
9-10P CRIMNL MND- 2.6 10,897
10-11P CSI- 1.9 8,776
NBC 8-9P REVOLUTION- 1.5 5,372
9-10P LAW&O:SVU- 1.6 6,241
10-11P IRONSIDE- 1.1 5,228
CW 8-9P ARROW- P 0.9 2,681
9-10P TOMORRW PPL- P 0.8 2,335

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