The Wednesday night television ratings are in from Nielsen. Soap stars were all over the lineup on primetime soaps, comedies and procedurals.
From 10:00-11:00 p.m., ABC freshman drama REVENGE ran a strong second in its hour, beating NBC's "L&O: SVU" by double digits in Total Viewers (+13% - 7.6 million vs. 6.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% - 2.5/7 vs. 2.2/6). In addition, the Disney-owned drama ranked No. 1 in the hour with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
* ABC's REVENGE matched a 12-week high in Adults 18-49 - since 11/16/11.
* REVENGE produced substantial year-over-year improvement for ABC in Wednesday's 10 o'clock hour, surging by 2.0 million viewers and by 32% in Adults 18-49 over first-run drama programming on the year-ago evening ("Off the Map" on 2/9/11 = 5.6 million and 1.9/5).
Other Broadcast Network Soaps:
At 8 p.m. The CW sixth in the adults 18-49 demo with a 0.7 for ONE TREE HILL and Telemundo was seventh with a 0.6 for UNA MAID EN MANHATTAN.
At 9 p.m. Univision was fourth with a 1.4 for EL TALISMAN, while Telemundo was sixth with a 0.6 for FLOR SALVAJE.
At 10 p.m. ABC second with REVENGE, Univision was fourth with a 1.5 for LA QUE NO PODIA AMAR with Telemundo in fifth with a 0.4 for RELACIONES PELIGROSAS.