Whitney returned Wednesday and it didn't do any better than its timeslot predecessor Animal Practice.
The NBC comedy's Season 2 premiere bowed to 4.3 million viewers and a 1.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, which matches its series low and is on par with Animal Practice's premiere. Lead-outs Guys with Kids (3.8 million, 1.3), Law & Order: SVU (5.7 million, 1.6) and Chicago Fire (5.7 million, 1.6), which was buoyed last week by The Voice, were all down as well.
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ABC also had a low night, with its whole lineup dropping from last week.
Fox won the night with The X Factor (8.1 million, 2.9), which was up three-tenths.
CBS' CSI was the only other show to grow, rising to 10.8 million viewers and a 2.4. Survivor (10 million, 2.6) slipped two-tenths, while Criminal Minds (12.1 million, 3.0) was flat.
On The CW, Arrow (3.8 million, 1.2) grabbed its second biggest audience to date, but was down a tenth in the demo. Supernatural (2.3 million, 1.0) was even.
CBS: Survivor 10 million viewers (2.6 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle 8.7 million (2.5); The Neighbors 6.7 million (1.9)
NBC: Whitney 4.3 million (1.4); Guys with Kids 3.8 million (1.3)
Fox: The X Factor 8.1 million (2.9) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: Arrow 3.8 million (1.2)
CBS: Criminal Minds 12.1 million (3.0)
ABC: Modern Family 11.9 million (4.6); Suburgatory 7.2 million (2.4)
NBC: Law & Order: SVU 5.7 million (1.6)
CW: Supernatural 2.3 million (1.0)
CBS: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 10.8 million (2.4)
ABC: Nashville 5.9 million (1.8)
NBC: Chicago Fire 5.7 million (1.6)
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