Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Idol', 'Modern Family', & 'SVU' Adjusted Up, 'Apt 23' Adjusted Down

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May 24th, 2012



American Idol was adjusted up three tenths, Modern Family and Law and Order: SVU were each adjusted up a tenth, and 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 23, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10 PM) 6.4 18 21.490
ABC The Middle 2.0 7 6.520
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.6 5 5.630
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.5 5 5.390
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.3 1 0.740
8:30PM ABC Modern Family -R 2.1 6 6.000
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 1.5 5 5.280
CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.2 4 4.380
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 4.1 11 10.070
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.6 4 6.410
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 0.9 2 3.660
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4 1 0.830
9:30PM ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 2.4 6 5.600
10:00PM ABC Revenge 2.4 6 7.850
NBC Law and Order: SVU 2.0 5 7.160
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.6 4 6.250

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

  • Justin

    Woohoo Revenge didn’t adjust down!! :)

  • Dillan

    Wow, ANTM did terrible.

  • RyanT

    And Revenge grew from its lead-in!

  • SteveO

    Great numbers for both Apt 23 and Revenge!

  • Tony

    YES! Revenge didn’t drop. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING finale last night! One of the best finales I have ever seen, reminds me so much of LOST finales. Revenge and Once Upon a Time both had THE BEST finales on television this season, and they’re going to explode on Sundays together this fall! can’t wait! I literally want to rematch all of Revenge it’s that good! Everybody catch up over the summer! You won’t regret it!

  • Greg

    Wow, the Modern Family rerun rated more than an original The Middle? That’s surprising.

  • Norman

    ANTModel was a clip show. Next week is the finale.

  • Lane

    Still good for Apt 23 going against the final minutes of Idol

  • HB

    Revenge dint drop and increased a bit in total viewers.
    :D :D :D

  • awdanskii

    YAY SVU finished on a high note! Hopefully next seasons ratings are higher :)

  • Bunny

    Apt 23 just premiered in the UK .. the tweet reactions are very mixed .. but it’s understandable since It’s in the same channel as 2 broke girls, The Big Bang Theory,HIMYM which seems very popular over there..

  • Jenny

    it is all 0ver for american idol and all talent shows

    they all will keep dropping

  • Jenny

    @ Jeremy Gable
    “Posted May 24, 2012 at 8:57 AM
    Surprised Idol was even that high when the same type of dude wins every single season. Just watch auditions and pick out the white dude who plays a guitar. No need to watch the rest of the season (or the finale for that matter) to know who wins.

    you are right, the viewers and voters of American Idol are cougars and teeny booper little girls.

    so the show now does not pick good winners, trouble for Fox

  • John A

    I thought Revenge might adjust up. Pathetic numbers for Top Model.

  • Tony

    Does ABC have plans to show Revenge over the summer??? I haven’t seen any episodes but would like to catch up, and it would make sense if they want to promote the show before it goes to Sundays at 9 next fall.

  • Jenny

    @ Bunny

    American Idol is soo predictable and boring..anyone notice a pattern of AI winners in the last 5 years: David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips..


    yes !

  • MoHasanie

    So its great MF was even with last year.
    Apt 23 with a 2.3 against the Idol finale is actually still pretty good. I hope it can stay 2.0+ after HE next year, but if it doesn’t, then ABC just made another bad decision by picking it up.
    Fantastic again for Revenge. And it beat Scandal in the demo and total viewers!! AND it has 100% retention from its lead in, compared to a disappointing 56& retention Scandal has from Grey’s.

  • EatMorePez

    American Idol has been dropping for years, and still got a 6.4 in its finale. If that’s your definition of “over” then every show on TV would love to be “over” like that.

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  • Kavyn

    The Revenge finale was spectacular last night, can’t wait for season 2 :)

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