Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'SVU', 'Survivor', 'Modern Family' Adjusted Up; 'Off Their Rockers, 'Best Friends Forever', 'Rock Center' Adjusted Down

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April 19th, 2012


Law & Order: SVU, American Idol, Survivor: One World, and Modern Family were each adjusted up a tenth while Rock Center, Off Their Rockers, Best Friends Forever were adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Wednesday's preliminary ratings.  

Broadcast final ratings for Wednesday, April 18, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10 PM) 4.8 14 16.890
CBS Survivor: One World 2.8 9 9.960
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.6 5 5.980
ABC The Middle -R 1.3 4 4.600
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.4 1 0.930
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.0 6 5.690
NBC Best Friends Forever 0.8 2 2.830
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.1 11 10.210
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.7 5 7.400
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 0.6 2 2.550
CW America's Next Top Model 0.6 2 1.310
9:30PM ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 2.6 7 6.430
10:00PM ABC Revenge 2.3 6 7.770
NBC Law and Order: SVU 1.6 4 5.950
CBS CSI -R 1.5 5 6.730

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • TB

    I’m glad that Revenge and the Bitch didn’t drop at all :)

  • forg

    Don’t Trust the B was not adjusted like what post-Modern Family shows usually experience. Very glad Suburgatory was just down a notch without a new Middle lead in definitely a keeper. Also glad MF is still in the 4s and Revenge held up fine

  • John A

    I mean Why Is Rock Center still on? NBC must have something that could do better.

  • John A

    As bad as HL did at least it got a 1.2 in that slot.

  • Nick

    :-( @Off Their Rockers: Another case of viewer/demo ratio (a la Harry’s Law). OTR has more viewers than any other NBC show that doesn’t have “Voice” in its title!

    HA! @Best Friends forever

  • Lane

    Revenge was adjusted up like 200k viewers I think.

  • toadytoady

    Good to see SVU up to 1.6 key demo and 5.9million.

  • Petar

    I am so sorry a have major problem with my internet(network) but my question to Bill words:
    Bill Gorman said:
    Because studios lose money on the production of pretty much every scripted broadcast primetime episode and hope to make it back in syndication.

    More episodes = more losses!

    @Bill Gorman

    Are you sure about that? I mean more ep more money from syndication, right? If you have 20 more ep with 2million per ep in syndication? I mean is there any difference at least between hits and other shows? For example CBS order one more ep for PoI total 23 ep, until other new CBS shows are with 22! ALL CBS hit dramas are with 23 ep! One more ep! So i guess hits make more money from AD and TV pay more to CBS studio WB etc! Thats my logic!

    And is shows budjet depends from their ratings! And if so from previous or current season ratings? And how exactly – is every tenth more money or there have some levels 2.5 for example or 3 or 3.5 pr bigger thab 4 and so on!
    I am sorry onceagain! thanks Bill!

  • Michael

    Well, at least the CW is seeing growth this week.

    Gossip Girl: 0.6
    Hart Of Dixie: 0.6
    ANTM: 0.6

    All up a tenth from previous episodes.

  • AlcoholicsAnonymous

    Fantastic SVU episode last night and an 1.6 is just sad. Meloni fans still boycotting the show?

  • Ultima

    Off Their Rockers: Another case of viewer/demo ratio (a la Harry’s Law)

    The percentage of viewers in the demo for Off Their Rockers is almost the same as SVU, Survivor and American Idol (~35%); Harry’s Law is half of that.

  • Andrew

    The CW is doing fairly well this week. Ringer was up in it’s finale Tuesday to a 0.5 as well.

  • Kyle


    The 90210 repeat (0.4) and the finale of Ringer (0.5) was also up vs. last week.

  • Torrance

    Is Revenge less horribly boring than it was before hiatus? I had to stop around episode 8, I think it was, because of how dull it was.

  • John

    At least Revenge was stable.

  • Survivor Fan

    Is there a reason that Survivor has been adjusted up 8 of 10 times this season? What causes the same shows to always be adjusted?

  • Bunny

    Good for Apt 23

  • Fake Me Out


    Maybe NBC should try airing the NHL playoffs … could it be any worse than what they’re doing now?


    Help save Endgame and watch season 1 on Hulu

  • HB

    Wow Revenge was adjusted up for the total viewers!

  • rob60990

    Revenge skewed a little older. That’s its most watched episode since January 5 yet 2nd lowest demo only to the Thanksgiving Eve episode.

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