Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Idol', 'SVU', 'Modern Family', 'Survivor', & 'Criminal Minds' Adjusted Up; 'Off Their Rockers', 'Rock Center' Adjusted Down

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May 10th, 2012


American Idol,  Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU,  Survivor: One World, and Criminal Minds were all adjusted up  a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Wednesday's preliminary ratings.  Betty White's Off Their Rockers was adjusted down two-tenths at 8:30 PM, and Rock Center With Brian Williams was adjusted down a tenth.

Broadcast final ratings for Wednesday, May 9, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10 PM) 4.5 13 16.460
CBS Survivor: One World 2.8 9 9.970
ABC The Middle 1.9 6 6.600
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.5 5 5.200
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.3 1 0.780
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.1 6 5.940
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.4 4 5.000
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.4 12 10.580
CBS Criminal Minds 2.9 8 11.620
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 0.7 2 3.300
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4 1 1.060
9:30PM ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 2.3 6 5.690
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.4 7 10.730
ABC Revenge 2.2 6 7.010
NBC Law and Order: SVU 1.8 5 5.900

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

  • Penny

    Glad Revenge got adjusted up in total viewers.

  • AO’s Sock Puppet Account

    Poor Brian Williams. :(

  • Martin

    Is that total viewers number for ANTM at 9pm correct??. seems unusually high.

  • John A

    Is ANTM total viewers correct?

  • Jenny

    why is Rock Center With Brian Williams still on NBC ?
    I predict that NBC will cancel it.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    TM wasn’t adjusted up and Suburgatory wasn’t adjusted down like some posters said. :) Go MF!

  • Jack

    Go SVU! Yeah, good picture!

  • Jenny

    Everyone should check out Survivor: One World.
    So far Kim is the second best player in the history of Survivor.
    Only Boston Rob is better.

  • AO

    @ Jenny,

    Actually, Rock Center got a 1.0 last week and a 0.9 the week before.

    As this is NBC, it could be worse *cough*Harry’s Law*cough*

  • Dilou004

    Apt23. passe from 7,1 viewers to 5,6 ??

  • MoHasanie

    Good for MF, since it was a great episode!
    Too bad The Middle wasn’t adjusted up, but really good for Suburgatory!
    Revenge past 7 million again!

    Yikes at Off the rockers! Doesn’t really matter since anything with more than 1.0 is good on NBC…

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Jenny
    I will share your endorsement for Survivor: One World. Watch the finale! It is a great season, although it will be appaling if Kim does not win.

  • Tony ^_^

    At least Revenge stayed at a 2.2 and went continued to stay above 7 million viewers! :D

  • MoHasanie


    That was a typo in the last article that wasn’t fixed.

  • Janice

    SVU Wed. May 9 – 1.8/5% (18-49 demo) 5.90 (total viewers)

    Smash Mon. May 7 – 1.8/5% (18-49 demo) 5.72 (total viewers)

    SVU BEAT Smash in total viewers by a small margin, but beat Smash more or less; probably would have done better w/o Rock Center leading.

    Smash crashed hard from it’s premiere, and it’s STILL on the decline. SVU does between 1.6-1.9 weekly (since Rock Center has lead it), which is pretty good really (for NBC)!

  • #1MentalistFan

    Wow, I forgot that Rock Center still exists. Who actually watches that?

  • JR35

    Again, Off Their Rockers at 8:30 is doing a lot better than the show it replaced. And the 8 p.m. numbers aren’t even terrible for NBC.

  • Janice

    I think NBC should change up their 10PM’s.

    Monday: New Drama (lead by The Voice)
    Tuesday: Law & Order: SVU (lead by The Biggest Loser)
    Wednesday: Smash (lead by Parenthood)
    Thursday: New Drama (lead by The Office)
    Friday: Grimm (lead by Dateline)
    Saturday: SVU repeat (lead by Grimm or Smash repeat)
    Sunday: New Drama.

    There is more room for BETTER comedies this way, I wish Whitney and Up All Night were getting canceled. Bent, Chelsea certainly need to go with Harry’s Law & Rock Center. I wish Smash was getting canceled, it’s nothing to me really, especially since I’m between H5-0 & Castle on Monday’s anyway.

  • P&B

    Nice to see Criminal Minds adjusted up, that is rare.

  • Survivor Fan

    According to the Futon Critic, NBC has pulled (canceled) Rock Center.

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