The first Wednesday of the new fall season goes to ABC, thanks to its Emmy award-winning comedy Modern Family. ABC averaged a 2.8 among 18-49 and 8 share for the night, according to Nielsen. That was just ahead of Fox at 2.5/7, backed by The X Factor. CBS, with CSI, and NBC, with Law & Order: SVU, tied for third at 2.4/7.
NBC has expanded the current 14th season of Law & Order: SVU to 24 episodes with the pickup of two extra hours.