TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Breaking In,’ ‘American Idol,’ Down; ‘Cougar Town’ Up and Down; ‘Better with You’ Up
With 90 minutes of American Idol, Fox easily won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers. Other than Survivor (down 3% to a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating) CBS was in repeats, and NBC was two-thirds repeats as well.
American Idol was down 7% with adults 18-49 from last week to a 6.8 rating, but look for a 0.2-0.3 increase in the final numbers. Breaking In was down 4% to a 2.5 rating.
On ABC, most shows were down, which seems to be the trend in a week where fans and ABC execs can play “spring break/NBA basketball” bingo. The Middle was steady versus last week with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, but that ties last week’s season low. Better With You was actually up a tenth to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. But Modern Family tied its Thanksgiving eve low and was down to a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. Cougar Town was up from its special Monday return, but down from its last Wednesday 9:30p airing to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Both episodes of Happy Endings from 10-11ppm were down (1.8, 1.6 adults 18-49 ratings for their respective airings) versus last week’s 9:30-10:30p. The 10pm episode was down 36% from last week’s 9:30p premiere.
An original Minute to Win It 8pm was down 11% to a series low 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for April 20, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|CBS||Survivor: Redemption Island||3.0/9||10.50|
|NBC||Minute to Win It||0.8/2||3.14|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model (R)||0.6/2||1.19|
|8:30||ABC||Better With You||1.6/4||5.25|
|CBS||Criminal Minds (R)||1.9/5||8.76|
|NBC||Minute to Win It (R)||0.8/2||3.00|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model (Clip Show)||0.7/2||1.58|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (R)||1.4/4||4.83|
|CBS||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (R)||1.7/4||7.19|
via NBC press note:
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Starting with data for Mon 3/28/11, all program ratings will now include multiple viewings of a telecast on a DVR. Previously only the first viewing was counted. HUT/PUT will now consist of Live TV viewing and DVR playback at time of play. Previously, HUT/PUT consisted of live viewing and DVR playback credited to time of live telecast.
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