Last night's episode of The Middle, the penultimate episode of the current season, was largely flat on last week's ratings. With other networks' programming largely already wrapped for the season, The Middle faced less competition and finished a solid second in the ratings.
"The Telling" was watched by 6.53 million people, down slightly from last week's 6.6m audience. In the important adults 18-49 demographic, the show matched last week's rating of 1.9/6. The Middle finished second in the ratings by all key measures.
Season 3, Episode 23 - Aired May 16, 2012
It seems like Frankie truly has eyes in the back of her head when she busts both Sue and Axl for making some bad choices that they thought no one would ever find out about. But when it turns out that she's using Brick to be her snitch, Mike is completely against it. Meanwhile, Axl's weekend getaway to the lake is in peril when Sue discovers him sneaking into the house in the middle of the night and coerces him into doing whatever she commands -- otherwise she will tattle on him; and when Frankie is stuck at work, Mike is forced to attend Parent Day at Brick's school.
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