Wednesday Final Ratings:'American Idol', 'Criminal Minds', 'Off Their Rockers' Adjusted Up; 'Don't Trust the B' Adjusted Down

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May 17th, 2012



American Idol, Criminal Minds and Betty White's Off Their Rockers at 8:30PM were each adjusted up a tenth while Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23  was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Wednesday's preliminary ratings

Broadcast final ratings for Wednesday, May 16, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 4.9/14 17.68
ABC The Middle 1.9/6 6.53
NBC Betty's White's Off Their Rockers 1.4/5 5.18
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.1/4 4.35
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.4/1 0.76
8:30 ABC Suburgatory (season finale) 1.8/6 5.35
NBC Betty's White's Off Their Rockers 1.6/5 5.52
CBS Rules of Engagement - R 1.1/3 3.93
9:00 ABC Modern Family 3.9/11 9.36
CBS Criminal Minds (9-11PM) (season finale) 3.6/10 13.68
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.8/2 2.86
CW America's Next Top Model 0.5/1 1.16
9:30 ABC Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 1.9/5 4.73
10:00 ABC Revenge 2.0/6 6.90
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.7/5 5.56

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

  • Sports Preemption

    Aww, poor Apt. 23

  • Dlmax365

    Ohmigawsh. Revenge under 7 million :( I hope it bounces back for it’s finale.

  • Robbie Bishop

    “Criminal Minds” tied “NCIS” in the demo. Nice.

  • AlcoholicsAnonymous

    4.9 American Idol? Holy crap! That show is not going anywhere for another 10+ years (unless they bring in new judges which are crappy).

  • Julie

    Yay again at abc’s shows hitting lows!!!!!!! No adjustments up

  • Sara

    ANTM beats 90210 this week.. HoD is the winner of the week on the CW..

  • disney rocks

    ABC should not let Bitch and HE get creamed Tuesdays at 9. They need to get moved.

  • Jack

    Criminal Minds is back!!! Yeahh!

  • June

    Law & Order: SVU went DOWN when Criminal Minds finaled! It’ll be the same thing next season. Criminal Minds is going to kick Law & Order: SVU’s ass. And CSI’s is going to kick the ass on ‘Chicago Fire’. Dick Wolf ought to be ashamed… he set up BOTH his show’s for failure. HE told NBC to pair them up, I feel otherwise they wouldn’t have. HE said the same thing when ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ was made series.

  • disney rocks

    The middle will still be around a while cause we all know it will bounce up to at least mid 2s in the Fall.

  • SteveO

    ABC cannot let these shows fall next year. Tuesdays are gonna suck for Apt 23 :( Thankfully it’s the returning 9:30pm show, against two newbies.

    Also, really hoping Revenge is up next week in the finale!

  • June

    I think TV Land should cancel ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and NBC give Betty White her own damn drama. It’ll probably fare better in the ratings than ‘Harry’s Law’ and it’s lack of a demo on any given night.

  • danny94

    Sucks that revenge wasnt adjusted up, i dont really see how it will increase in its sunday slot the show is so heavily serialized new viewers wont be able to just jump on board

  • MoHasanie

    Yikes, Apt 23 is doing horribly even with a huge lead in. Another bad pick up by ABC. How was this renewed when its getting the same ratings as GCB?

    Nooo! Revenge under 7 million. I don’t get how more people aren’t watching this show!!!

    And no upward adjustment for MF :(. AND, its the first time its under 10 million viewers this season. :(

    And yikes at Suburgatory and The Middle!

    Bad night for ABC.

    The only good news, is that Criminal Minds did great. :)

  • June

    Next week, SVU should rebound above 6. mil (maybe more) and it MIGHT touch 2.0 in the demo:

    *Season Finale
    *CSI not new
    *No high rated cable shows running
    *Revenge no real threat to SVU, unlike CSI.
    *Criminal Minds SVU fans going to enjoy show while still at 10PM. Next season, they’re going to keep watching CM likely.

  • MoHasanie

    I’m hoping Revenge was down cause of Criminal Minds. Next week I hope it gets 1.8 and 6.5 million viewers.

  • P&B

    Great final ratings for Criminal Minds which did equal NCIS final ratings and this against much stronger competitions! well done CM!

  • John A

    Remember a few months ago people claiming idol would be hitting 3.s? LMAO.

  • Mike W

    Who cares about total viewers? We have seen firsthand that they don’t matter at all.

  • fringegot5seasons

    I was hoping CM would go up, now it’s tied NCIS for the demo. Big CM still making plays despite the tough crowd around it. It’ll be interesting to see who won in the Top 25, and where Grey’s fits in.

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