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By James Hibberd
Updated October 17, 2013 at 03:42 PM EDT
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Toy Story Terror 05

ABC’s new animated special Toy Story of Terror (let’s consider that exclamation point optional), dominated 8 p.m. in the ratings last night and ranked second only to ABC’s Modern Family as Wednesday’s top-rated show among adults 18-49.

Toy Story had 10.3 million viewers and a 3.0 rating in the demo, beating all rivals including Fox’s baseball coverage. The return of Buzz and Woody ranks as TV’s highest rated animated special in two years (yes, even beating those insanely well-rated Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s a Great Pumpkin repeats). Yet even with this big lead-in, new sitcom Back in the Game was unchanged from last week, proving you can lead a horse to water, but can’t make it watch James Caan as a sitcom dad.

ABC’s Modern Family was basically steady, freshman comedy Super Fun Night fell 16 percent and Nashville was up 6 percent. Fox’s live ALCS Game 4 coverage was up 71 percent this year, though that’s an approximate percentage.

On CBS, Survivor, Criminal Minds and CSI were all roughly on par with last week.

On NBC, Revolution fell 7 percent from last week to a new all-time low, Law & Order was up a bit and new police drama Ironside quit dropping — but stopped at a 1.1 rating, tying The CW’s Arrow.

Speaking of which, The CW’s hooded crusader notably improved upon last week’s premiere, up 22 percent among 18-49, yet new drama Pretty People with Powers The Tomorrow People fell a tenth.

Chart murmur:

NET/TIME/SHOW

18-49 RATING

TOTAL VIEWERS

FOX

8-11P

(RDSOX&TIGER)

S

2.4

8,060

ABC

8:00P

TOY ST-TER-

S

3.0

10,286

8:30P

BACK-GAME-

1.8

6,236

9:00P

MODRN FMLY-

4.0

10,848

9:30P

SUPER-NGHT-

2.1

6,021

10-11P

NASHVILLE-

1.7

5,753

CBS

8-9P

SURVIVOR-

2.5

9,888

9-10P

CRIMNL MND-

2.7

10,947

10-11P

CSI-

2.0

9,431

NBC

8-9P

REVOLUTION-

1.4

5,385

9-10P

LAW&O:SVU-

1.7

7,376

10-11P

IRONSIDE-

1.1

4,913

CW

8-9P

ARROW-

1.1

3,019

9-10P

TOMORRW

0.8

2,159

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