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.

  • Revenge

    Great for revenge. I find Survivor One world to be boring. I still watch it how many seasons could Survivor last?

  • Jenny

    @ Janice Thanks for the info. very interesting ! And SVU has Rock Center With Brian Williams 0.7 rating as a lead in. And Smash has The Voice one the highest rated show on TV as its lead in. What does NBC do now?

    ” 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)!

  • rob60990

    When there’s like 2 weeks of the season left, NOW they pull Rock Center?

  • Jenny

    @ Janice I completely agree. I wish you were in charge at NBC !

    ” 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.

  • Lexx

    I had a feeling Apt. 23’s numbers were spiked up hard in the overnights. That show needs to e canned.

    Whitney is actually doing better in the demo than Off Their Rockers but down in viewership.

  • Roswell

    Theres no way antm got 1.60 mil with just a 0.4, could that possibly be a 1.06??

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Revenge
    I could see Survivor lasting about five to eight more years (34-40 seasons).

    By the way, your show is also a good show.

  • jamie

    TOP MODEL numbers are definitely incorrect.

  • Justin121

    Revenge maintains 7 million+ all season and gains 2 million from it’s lead-ins that would lose 5 million from the #1 show on television Modern Family.

    On a related note, is this the closes ModFam has ever been to Idol?

    Despite the 6 million gap, only 0.1 in 18-49.

    Family Vs Idol is like Glee Vs. NCIS in 2009-2011.

  • Survivor Fan

    I am hoping that CBS will give Survivor 26 (rumored to be an all-star season) the post-Super Bowl slot this year.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Roswell, you are correct, it’s a typo, but I am unable to change the table right now.

    The number should be 1.06.

  • Max

    Come on, SCANDAL- You now know the numbers the beat. A 2.3 sounds wonderful so go get it.

  • Janice


    Yeah, Rock Center with Brian Williams has been removed from the NBC schedule… too damn late might I add. Too much damage has been done to NBC Wednesday 9PM/8c, hopefully in 2012-13 a good comedy (or hopefully the Parenthood/Smash duo) will repair that.

    The way Burn Notice repaired the Thursday 10PM/9c slot in Fall/Winter 2011 after [the horrid] Suits 1st season finale on USA Network.

  • Revenge

    @Survivor Fan.

    I really hope so. Hope Jeffs talk show doesn’t get in the way of Survivor.

  • forg

    Too bad The Middle was not adjusted up, hope it rebounds next week

    MF almost tied American Idol! TBBT has a chance to beat American Idol this week

  • question

    Apt 23 prelim = 7.118m viewers, final chart says 5.690m viewers. Are those numbers correct?

  • SJ


    TBBT has always beaten American Idol in head-to-head competition this season.

    Glad Revenge went up from last two weeks’ lows and never dipped below 7 million viewers. It will likely be in the 2.8-3.0 range in the fall. Apartment 23 needs to move.

    And really, NBC? Now you pull Rock Center? What. A. Joke. 4th place totally deserved! :D

  • bette

    The Middle and Revenge,ABC is great Wednesday TV.

  • sanjo

    Survivor is really good this season and now it is a showdown 5 women all good competitors!

  • Jio

    Dang I was really hoping for ModFam to at least tie Idol in 18-49 like BBT. Close enough!

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