Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'The Neighbors,', Criminal Minds' & 'Nashville' Adjusted Up; 'Suburgatory' & 'CSI' Adjusted Down

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January 24th, 2013



American Idol, The Neighbors, Modern Family, Criminal Minds and Nashville were each adjusted up a tenth while Suburgatory and CSI were each adjusted down a tenth versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, January 23, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 5.5/15 16.07
ABC The Middle 2.5/7 8.55
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.5/4 6.60
CW Arrow 1.1/3 3.14
NBC Whitney - R 0.8/2 2.56
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 2.0/5 6.42
NBC Guys With Kids - R 0.7/2 2.16
9:00 ABC Modern Family 4.2/11 10.83
CBS Criminal Minds 3.1/8 11.84
CW Supernatural 0.9/2 2.01
NBC Law & Order; SVU - R 0.7/2 2.65
9:30 ABC Suburgatory 2.2/6 6.09
10:00 CBS CSI 2.6/7 11.46
ABC Nashville 1.9/5 5.51
NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.8/2 2.56



Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • SJ

    Suburgatory is losing some of its luster this year. I can’t believe it was actually doing better last year when it didn’t have MF as a lead-in. But comedy was hot in general last year and especially ABC’s Wednesday block shone very bright. It’s possible that SUB just got lucky it premiered in a year like that. But even with these ratings, third season is a lock, and with that a mandatory season 4 for syndication purposes.

  • John A

    Suburgatory lol only 2 tenths better than The Neighbours despite a 4.1 lead in. FLOP

  • chris23

    I’m surprised CBS held on for the most part considering the preemption for the NBA game. Criminal Minds up to a 3.1 and CSI at a healthy and stable 2.6 for a double digit season veteran show isn’t bad at all imo.

    Atleast Nashville went up a tenth however with it building some momentum with demo ratings over the past month or so with slight improvements, I think this certain renewal business was premature. If Nashville could stabilize at low 2’s it could get the scandal treatment with hopes that it will build in season 2.

  • thesnowleopard

    Didn’t care much for the guest star in last night’s SPN, but good to see the show is holding up in the spring. It usually has a dip around this time. Also nice to see Arrow holding up above a 1.0. The CW must be very pleased with its Wednesday night lineup.

  • beached

    American Idol…down down down. Good. What garbage this show is.

  • Kaylie

    @Carl I totally agree with you. Nashville is better for Fox. Being that American Idol is huge with country music and Nashville has that country backing, could push the show.

  • Keith

    If I were ABC, I would move The Neighbors and Suburgatory to Fridays with Last Man Standing and Malibu County. I think they all would be a good fit if they promoted it as another TGIF.

    I would move Shark Tank to Tuesdays or Thursdays (8pm) and then try to launch new comedies out of The Middle and Modern Family (if the new midseason comedies are not renewed).

  • Keith

    ^ my post above is what I would do for next year’s schedule. I wouldn’t make the changes now obviously.

  • Cass rowlwland

    I think suburgatory is not as good as last season

  • jay

    Early call on Nashville certain renewal. Will drop again next week when Chicago Fire returns to new episodes. Much better show with better ratings.

  • Psycho Dr. Britt

    @ Crispie Treats & jay


    @ Keith

    That wouldn’t be a good mix that should be an exclusive multi-cam lineup for TGIF.

  • Joe

    Get it, The Neighbors!

  • Kavyn

    The Neighbors just keeps getting better and better. I’m really glad I gave this show a chance.

  • KOPS

    I’m not trying to hate but Neighbors aren’t great, LMS is getting more viewers on a Friday for godsakes. It’s nothing but a low-rate Suburgatory.

  • Jason

    With ratings going down on Idol, what will they have to do for a theme week to win them back: KISS or Alice Cooper or something? I’d rather it shock the viewers rather than entertain.

  • Dan S

    I’ll be the 1st to admit Suburgatory is waning. It’s definitely more slapstick & less funny than last season & it’s ratings reflect that. It’ll get a 3rd season & agree it should pair with Neigbors on Fridays. If Happy Endings doesn’t get an unhappy 1 & comes back it should return to Wed at 9:30pm.

  • Don

    The Middle rocks!

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    Suburgatory is a mess, if it keeps dropping i wouldn’t consider it a lock for renewal anymore.
    The Neighbors got a much smaller Lead in and still got a 2.0

  • C.S.Strowbridge

    Nashville is a easy renew for ABC. Not only does it have relatively good ratings, it is also selling CDs and singles.

  • Barbie

    If they keep alternating between new CSI and Chicago Fire, they’ll keep getting 2. something ratings for the rest of the seasons.

    (That’s why CSI was so high — no 2.2-2.4) ratings Chicago Fire has pulling lately this week ;)

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