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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'American Idol' Steady + 'The Neighbors', 'Arrow' & 'Suburgatory' Slide

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January 31st, 2013

Scoreboard FOX CBS NBC ABC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.4/14 1.8/5 1.6/4 1.5/4 1.4/4 0.9/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.4/14 1.1/3 1.1/4 1.1/3 1.3/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 15.593 8.072 5.610 4.633 3.647 2.638


FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On FOX, American Idol earned a 5.4, matching last week's preliminary rating, but down a tenth from last week's final 5.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Neighbors garnered a 1.6, down four tenths from last week's 2.0.. Suburgatory earned a 1.8, also down four tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Whitney earned a 1.3, down a tenth from its last original's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Guys With Kids earned a 1.1, down two tenths from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Law And Order: SVU earned a 1.7, down four tenths from the 2.1 it earned three weeks ago. Chicago Fire earned a 2.0, down two tenths from its last original's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, the Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials special earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last year's 2.0 rating.

On The CW, Arrow garnered a 0.9, down two tenths from last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural was even with last week's 0.9, among adults 18-49.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, January 30, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 5.4 14 15.59
CBS Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2.1 6 9.87
ABC The Middle -R 1.3 4 5.52
NBC Whitney 1.3 4 3.59
CW Arrow 0.9 3 3.00
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8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.6 4 5.25
NBC Guys With Kids 1.1 3 2.90
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9:00 PM ABC Modern Family -R 2.1 5 6.17
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.7 4 6.37
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.6 4 7.18
CW Supernatural 0.9 2 2.28
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9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.8 5 4.87
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10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 2.0 6 7.23
CBS CSI -R 1.6 4 7.17
ABC Nashville -R 0.9 3 3.00

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via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

 

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

 

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

 

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

 

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

 

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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  • danny94

    Arrow finally beneath a 1.0 oh well still good for the cw

  • MITCH

    Lol

  • Michael

    Arrow noooooo :(

  • Vasco Silva

    Arrow =(

  • John

    Really not that bad for The Neighbors and Suburgatory considered they were sandwiched in between repeats.

  • Jane

    I stopped watching Arrow about 5 episodes in. I wonder if others are getting tired of the story or this is just a one-off.

  • Just

    arrow series low

    yay

    lame show

  • forg

    Kinda decent for The Neighbors with reruns in between. I thought it would sink to Happy Endings level.

  • Alfred

    American Idol’s real test is tonight.

  • John A

    Wow Poor Arrow. Lol Suburgatory flop at least The Neighbours grew at 8.30pm.

  • Doug

    American Idol down even with ABC/CBS on repeats last night…ouch.

  • Oliver

    RIP Guys With Kids.

    Whitney might get renewed if it’s not careful. Equalled Goon’s ratings in a tougher timeslot.

  • Max

    CHICAGO FIRE always performs well when NASHVILLE/CSI are in repeats just as NASHVILLE does well when CHICAGO FIRE is in repeats. With CSI, it doesn’t matter. That show just does well.

    But I guess NBC is happy with CHICAGO FIRE.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Bad NBC. So many schedule tricks to excape from CBS line-up and for what…. for these. Better NBC don’t go against CBS line-pn in wednesdays sweeps. Bench these shows for better if not tuesday comedies will look better.

  • S.P.

    Whitney tied with Go On. what does that say?

    Keep Whitney NBC !

  • KT

    GWK at 1.1. I don’t watch that show, but yikes!

  • Oliver

    Chicago Fire beat SVU despite reduced competition in the 9pm hour. Impressive.

    I still think they should repeat both. I think the SVU lead-in helps CF.

  • Olka

    Arrow NOOO….
    :(

  • Starship

    I can smell the Whitney renewal, people on here will be pissed, lol.

  • were123

    NO! Arrow below 1 :(
    It’ll be renewed though, but still!

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