Fifth Season Premiere Ratings Posted September 26 2013

Fifth Season Premiere Ratings

Last night's fifth season premiere of The Middle tied for first place with Fox's The X Factor in the key adults 18-49 demographic and ranked second in viewers.

"The Drop Off", which saw Axl head off to college, was watched by 8.94 million people to finish second in viewers, behind CBS's Survivor. This was the show's most-watched episode since last November, though it was slightly down on last year's hour-long fourth season premiere (8.97m).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, The Middle scored a 2.5/8 rating, matching The X Factor with both shows ranking just ahead of Survivor (2.4/7).

Episode: The Drop Off Tags: ratings, Season 5

More about the episode

'The Drop Off' - Season 5, Episode 1
Aired September 25, 2013 at 8/7c on ABC.

Against Axl's wishes, Frankie insists on having the entire Heck family along for the ride as they drive to his college to move him into his dorm. But the short drive turns into an eternity when Sue freaks out after discovering that Frankie forgot to fax in her essay to be a candidate for Junior Peer Leadership Advisor, and Brick proves once again that he can't be trusted when he keeps losing his new cell phone.

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