Ratings: ‘Arrow’ season 4 up; ‘Supernatural’ season 11 surges; ‘The Goldbergs’ big winner

With there being no “Modern Family” episode on the air Wednesday night and also Game 2 of the World Series, there was a good question regarding just who was going to emerge victorious on the night. The results we had may surprise some of you out there.

Winners – In the preliminary ratings, it was none other than “The Goldbergs” (2.1) who emerged victorious in the 18-49 demographic. The show actually declined ever so slightly based on last week’s number, but it was enough to narrowly defeat “Survivor” (2.0) and fellow Wednesday-night comedies “black-ish” and “The Middle” (1.9). Of course, we should note that “Survivor” often adjusts up in the final ratings, so this could end up becoming a tie.

At a time when they may be depressed over many of their recent numbers, the biggest winner of the night may be The CW. “Arrow” improved to a 1.0 in preparation for a big “Constantine” episode next week, while “Supernatural” (0.9) recovered big-time from one of the lowest ratings we’ve seen from them in a while. Even if it adjusts down, it will still be a nice improvement for what was likely increased interest in the Impala-centric episode “Baby.”

Losers – “Survivor” was down slightly versus a week ago, but despite the baseball competition no show was really hit too hard. “Code Black” (1.1) is the only show to shed more than just a small percentage week-to-week, and even it has held pretty steady since its premiere. The main issue it faces is mostly that it started pretty low and has not improved. It does at least have a further script order, which should give fans some hope.

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