Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'SVU', 'Survivor', 'Off Their Rockers', & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up

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April 26th, 2012


American Idol was adjusted up two-tenths, while Law & Order: SVU, Survivor: One World, Off Their Rockers, and Revenge were all adjusted up  a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Wednesday's preliminary ratings.  

Broadcast final ratings for Wednesday, April 25, 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 16.870
CBS Survivor: One World 2.7 8 9.810
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.7 5 5.830
ABC The Middle -R 1.3 4 4.890
CW The LA Complex -R 0.3 1 0.690
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 1.4 4 4.390
NBC Best Friends Forever 0.8 2 2.650
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family -R 2.2 6 5.830
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.8 5 7.610
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 0.9 2 3.700
CW America's Next Top Model 0.5 1 1.150
9:30PM ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 2.0 5 4.910
10:00PM ABC Revenge 2.1 6 7.030
NBC Law and Order: SVU 1.7 4 6.560
CBS CSI -R 1.5 4 6.590

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

  • The Mike Factor

    @Amanda Kondolojy

    Thanks for posting this so early!

  • bsp

    I saw a few minutes of B-23 last night and found it unbearable. Yikes.

  • HB

    Yay Revenge : D Above 7mil

  • rob60990


  • Annie


  • Kyle

    Told you guys not worry about Revenge. Still VERY GOOD considering ABC was on repeats most of the night.

    ABC has got to be happy with Apt 23 as well. Held a 2.0 even with a repeat.

  • Andrew

    GO LAW & ORDER: SVU! 2nd half of the 13th season kicking a** on NBC! Better than most of it’s shows!

    SVU hasn’t been this high since beginning of year, 2012. Rock Center is a show killer that NBC should cut or ship to MSNBC.

  • s0303

    funny that best friends forever can’t even do better than 30 rock…plus lose over half of off their rockers demo…

  • Networkman

    Revenge improved over Don’t Trust the B. by over 2 million viewers. It has been getting more viewers over each show slotted at 9:30pm this season. It has a loyal fanbase now it is time for ABC to gain new viewers for the show.

  • Kate

    Yay Revenge! Such a good show.

  • Gaius Bolling

    Hurray for Revenge!!! i was slightly worried. @networkman how do you think ABC will go about getting Revenge more viewers next season? I kind of feel like they are happy with the performance of the show but can see its potential to be even bigger. maybe slot after dancing with the stars next season?

  • Andrew

    And the folks who miss The Playboy Club on NBC, you should watch Law & Order: SVU pretty much every other week. Laura Benanti is on and plays Detective Amaro’s wife (Danny Pino) and she did some of her best acting yet on last night’s episode. Not going to spoil it, sorry, you gotta watch.

    However I will say I find Law & Order: SVU season 13 the show’s most entertaining season of the series and everybody on the show is pulling out all the stops. SVU, Grimm, Awake; NBC’s only dramas worth wasting an hour on. Smash only has ratings under The Voice, Harry’s Law is for old people and Dateline & Rock Center are just news programs that are ratings duds.

  • Dennis

    SVU up!!! Yes!

  • John

    YES REVENGE!!! Lets keep it up for the final four episodes.

  • Guy

    Woohoo. Revenge up. Still don’t like ABC aired only 1/2 its schedule though.

  • Justin121



    7 mil out of 4.9 mil lead in. Def has its own audience but needs to grow more.

  • Andrew

    My freakin comment went through before I was done.


    I have a question. This may seem as Fan Excuse Bingo but it has to be asked, how come NBC has “deadlocked” Law & Order: SVU on Wednesday night? Does NBC really expect SVU to hold the “ratings tradition” the original series had? Before SVU became the more popular series, Law & Order was pulling even higher numbers on Wednesday, compared to SVU (which performed better on Tuesday).

    I see NBC Tuesdays as The Biggest Loser (8PM & 9PM) and Law & Order: SVU following (10PM). And NBC Wednesday’s need to be refreshed: Whitney (8PM), Off Their Rockers (8:30PM), Parenthood (9PM), and Smash (10PM), this could work and NBC could rework their Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

    I’m hoping NBC let’s go of 6 shows if they don’t cancel any more, these need to go: Harry’s Law, Rock Center with Brian Williams, and Dateline, Bent, 30 Rock, and Up All Night. NBC really needs to work on their crappy comedies or either spread out their genre of dramas.

    A think a Law & Order and ER revival should be in order. NBC was foolish letting these 2 shows go while they were holding ratings. ER went up in final season and Law & Order was holding down Fridays the way Grimm is now. Just foolish mistakes by NBC executives!

  • Justin121

    ABC could have easily ordered 24-26 The Middle, Modern Family, and even Suburgatory episodes to make sure their Wednesdays become the new Must-See TV.

    The RVG hiatuses handling has been IMO the least lousy of their shows hiatuses but make sure it gets original Modern Family on every noght it’s on and we’re good.

  • gregg

    Revenge has shown it has mucsle. Its time for ABC to reward their fans with a renewal. NOW ABC

  • Fred

    Over 7 mil and a 2.1 sounds better. Better ep last night than last week. I hope to to see an increase in viewership next week.

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