Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'SVU', 'Survivor', 'Modern Family', & 'ANTM' Adjusted Up, 'Don't Trust the B' Adjusted Down

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May 3rd, 2012


American Idol,  Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU,  Survivor: One World, and America's Next Top Model were all adjusted up  a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Wednesday's preliminary ratings.  Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 was adjusted down a tenth.

Broadcast final ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10 PM) 4.7 14 16.660
CBS Survivor: One World 2.6 8 9.430
ABC The Middle 2.0 7 6.630
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.3 4 4.910
CW The LA Complex -R 0.2 1 0.650
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.0 6 5.790
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.4 4 4.900
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.1 11 10.060
CBS Criminal Minds 3.0 8 11.470
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.0 3 4.140
CW America's Next Top Model 0.5 1 1.010
9:30PM ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 2.3 6 5.730
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.3 6 9.750
ABC Revenge 2.1 6 7.140
NBC Law and Order: SVU 1.9 5 6.620

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

  • Bumfuzzled

    Revenge needs to sex it up.

    Survivor- let the fur fly. Kat is an idiot.

  • OERM

    Revenge = Private Practice this week on the Demo
    And PP with a little more viewers
    I know Revenge is a “Hit” but now is the same that and old five year show like PP
    I think the only reason ABC loves revenge is because the wednesday 10 pm timeslot saw a lot of awful ratings with Off the Map and others, but the hiatus definitly was a bad move for Revenge.
    Apartment 23 is doing awful after MF but ABC is showing a lot of love to that show.

  • Andy


    Original CSI rocks – period……..no……EXCLAMATION POINT!

    No, correction: original CSI used to rock! The days of Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and decent award-winning writing are sadly behind CSI now. And the spinoffs are horrible, CSI: NY is straight up boring and Gary Sinise doesn’t even TRY anymore and CSI: Miami has seriously jumped the shark and they story lines are the same.

    CSI is like the Law & Order franchise, needs some fresh blood and some new shows, or they need to beef up the old shows like what has been done to L&O: SVU!

    New spinoff ideas:
    CSI: Los Angeles (all 3 CSI series’s film there anyway!)
    Law & Order: Chicago (Dick Wolf is already filming a crap fire dept. drama there)

  • John A

    Revenge is a decent performer but far from a hit.

  • Chris Parker

    Revenge is my favorite show on network tv

  • Jasey

    The CW really needs to move The LA Complex to Wednesdays and fill the empty slot on Tuesday with another show.

  • JJ

    Glad that Modern Family is still above 10 million even though it doesn’t really matter but 10 just looks better than 9 :)

  • toadytoady

    SVU demo went up? Great news.
    Writers better start thinking of 14 letter titles for episodes!
    NBC would look stupid if they cancelled it now.

  • MattM

    I like Don’t Trust the B, but I’m not gonna get upset if it starts to slip. It’s fun, it’s wildly different than anything on network TV but as far as getting me invested in the characters, they’re not doing very well in my opinion. Plus they pretty much stole a storyline from the Sarah Silverman Program (“Not Without My Daughter”) in the previous episode.

  • josh

    good for MF let see How a super unfunny comedy BBT will do

  • toadytoady

    Deadline is saying SVU negotiations are tied up with Chicago Fire negotiations. Not sure I like the sound of that.

  • Justin121

    IMO every year ABC needs to pick out the most heavily-serilized show and give it the Lost treatment.

    i.e., a January-May run.

    Notice how drama premieres in January Alcatraz and Touch do well but then fizzel because they aren’t good enough or premiered again in March.

    March-April premieres just won’t do.

    Revenge is heavily serilized + well reviwed so it should run Jan-May.

  • DKK


    You are so right. CSI was an amazing show when Petersen en Helenburg ruled, but now it’s just over. They should cancel it next season and leave on a little bit of a high note. It would be sad to see it go below 2.0

  • damien

    APT 23 just is not a very good show and the hype and “outrage” did nothing….moving on to next show

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