**WHAT MATTERS:**

**FINALS UPDATE:***Arrow*(1.0) didn't get any help, but ABC had another big night in finals.*Modern Family*(3.6) was up 0.2 and the other three comedies all gained 0.1, putting*Black-ish*(2.9) at a stout three tenths above last week. This put the three-hour ABC lineup ever-so-slightly ahead of the same night last year. FX's*American Horror Story*premiered at a new series high 3.11, six hundredths above last year's 3.05 premiere.

- If week three was the night that doomed
*Super Fun Night*last year, it may go down as the night that validated*Black-ish*(2.8) this year. The series was up two tenths (maybe more after finals) even as its*Modern Family*lead-in (3.4) declined slightly. It now seems like a pretty solid bet to be ABC's strongest*ModFam*lead-out yet. ABC was steady in the 8/7c hour with*The Middle*(2.0) and*The Goldbergs*(2.2) and at 10/9c with*Nashville*(1.5) (which is actually now running close to even year-to-year).

- Elsewhere in newbie land,
*Stalker*(1.7) was down a typical 15%, putting it in the same area as CBS' Monday and Tuesday 10:00 options. Considering its*Criminal Minds*lead-in (2.3) was also down the same amount, it's not really that terrible, though not particularly promising either. And*The Mysteries of Laura*(1.3) and*Red Band Society*(0.9) each slipped noticeably in their fourth episodes after being steady in their third.

- And the CW welcomed back
*Arrow*(1.0) at a tenth above last season's premiere/finale, but a couple tenths behind last season's high point. There doesn't seem to have been a ton of heat here from the CW's enormous*The Flash*premiere a night earlier, but it may have been worth a tenth or so. Considering how the majority has fared at The Question this year, expect upward adjustments! Speaking of*The Flash*, it had a decent premiere encore rating at 9/8c (0.6).

**FULL TABLE:**

Info | Show | Timeslot | True | |||||||

A18-49 | Skew | Last | LeLa | Rank | y2y | TLa | Ty2y | |||

The Middle | 2.1 | 35% | +5% | +0.1 | n/a | 2/3 | -5% | +5% | -5% | 2.1 |

The Goldbergs | 2.3 | 40% | +0% | +0.0 | +0.1 | 2/3 | +21% | +0% | +28% | 2.2 |

Modern Family | 3.6 | 43% | -3% | -0.1 | +0.0 | 3/3 | -8% | -5% | -8% | 3.2 |

Black-ish | 2.9 | 44% | +12% | +0.3 | -0.1 | 2/3 | n/a | +12% | +16% | 2.4 |

Nashville | 1.5 | 34% | -6% | -0.1 | +0.3 | 2/3 | -6% | -3% | -9% | 1.6 |

ABC: | +1% | +1% | ||||||||

Survivor | 2.5 | 33% | +4% | +0.1 | n/a | 2/3 | +0% | +2% | +2% | 2.5 |

Criminal Minds | 2.3 | 28% | -15% | -0.4 | +0.1 | 2/2 | -12% | -15% | -12% | 2.2 |

Stalker | 1.7 | 26% | -15% | -0.3 | -0.4 | 2/2 | n/a | -13% | -8% | 1.7 |

CBS: | -8% | -6% | ||||||||

The Mysteries of Laura | 1.3 | 19% | -13% | -0.2 | n/a | 4/4 | n/a | -13% | -13% | 1.4 |

Law and Order: SVU | 1.7 | 28% | -6% | -0.1 | -0.2 | 3/3 | +6% | -6% | +6% | 1.9 |

Chicago PD | 1.5 | 29% | +0% | +0.0 | -0.1 | 2/3 | n/a | -3% | +36% | 1.7 |

NBC: | -7% | +7% | ||||||||

Hell's Kitchen | 1.4 | 47% | +0% | +0.0 | n/a | 3/6 | n/a | +0% | -33% | 1.5 |

Red Band Society | 0.9 | 39% | -18% | -0.2 | +0.0 | 4/4 | n/a | -18% | -63% | 1.1 |

Fox: | -8% | -49% | ||||||||

Arrow | 1.0 | 45% | n/a | n/a | n/a | 1/1 | +11% | +400% | +5% | 1.0 |

The Flash (R) | 0.6 | 36% | +200% | -29% | 0.6 | |||||

CW: | +300% | -11% | ||||||||

Big5: | +3% | -13% | ||||||||

**KEY**(click to expand)

**A18-49**- Adults 18-49 rating. Percentage of US

*TV-owning*adults 18-49 watching the program.

**Skew**- Percentage of adults 18-49 within the show's total viewership.

**Last**- A18-49 difference (percent and numerical) from the show's previous episode.

**LeLa**- A18-49 difference between the show's lead-in and its lead-in for the previous episode.

**Rank**- The A18-49 rating's rank among the show's episodes so far this season.

**y2y**- Percent difference between A18-49 and the show's rating a year ago.

**TLa**- Percent difference between A18-49 and the network's rating in the timeslot

*one week ago.*

**Ty2y**- Percent difference between A18-49 and the network's rating in the timeslot

*one year ago.*

**True**- A metric that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in. PRELIMINARY CALCULATION. For finals, see SpotVault.

**(R)**- Repeat.

*Much*more detail on these numbers at the New Daily Spotted Ratings page.**More Spotted Ratings in the Index.**

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