Third Season Premiere Ratings Posted September 22 2011

Third Season Premiere Ratings

Last night's season premiere of The Middle ranked a solid third place behind premieres of Fox's new reality show The X Factor and CBS's long-running reality series Survivor. The hour-long episode guest starred Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton's former co-star on the award winning CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

The third season premiere was watched by 9.74 million people and scored a 6.7/11 rating in households. In the important adults 18-49 demographic, The Middle scored a 3.1/9 rating.

Last night's episode equaled a series high in the key adults 18-49 demographic and scored series bests with Adults 18-43, Adults 25-54, Teens 12-17 and all key Women. The show built on last season's premiere in viewers by 9%, adding 800,000 viewers.

More about the episode

Forced Family Fun (Part 1)
Season 3, Episode 1 - Aired September 21, 2011

A family camping trip brings memories of Mike and Frankie's ruined honeymoon rushing back.

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