Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol' & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Up; 'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials' Adjusted Down

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January 31st, 2013


American Idol and Chicago Fire were each adjusted up a tenth while Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials was adjusted down a tenth versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, January 30, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 5.5 15 15.78
CBS Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2.0 6 9.65
ABC The Middle -R 1.3 4 5.51
NBC Whitney 1.3 4 3.64
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.97
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.6 4 5.27
NBC Guys With Kids 1.1 3 2.93
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family -R 2.2 5 6.14
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.7 4 6.42
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.6 4 6.94
CW Supernatural 0.9 2 2.12
9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.8 5 4.73
10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 2.1 6 7.31
CBS CSI -R 1.5 4 7.22
ABC Nashville -R 0.9 3 3.01


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

  • Saísse

    Supernatural …. :D

  • Victor Hugo

    Crap.. series low for Arrow.. great for Supernatural

  • Tony ^_^

    FOX is on fire this week… Too bad it all ends tonight… :o

  • Laura

    Yay for Chicago Fire! Ouch for Arrow…series low, below 1.0 and below 3 million viewers. Obviously it’s not in any kind of danger what so ever, but that’s still not good.

  • John A

    A New SVU only beats a Repeat of Criminal Minds by a tenth lol. The Middle and Modern Family are keeping ABC top on wednesdays easy to see that The Neighbours and Suburgatory are flops

  • John A

    How does Fox luck end tonight? Maybe TBBT will drop too its not going to get a 6.0 against Idol people.

  • Luffy

    Chicago Fire is kicking ass for NBC

  • Wright

    I was hoping Arrow and SPN would adjust up. Guess I’ll have to wait until next week to see them both break 1.0 again. Happy to see SPN so steady though.

  • Zth

    Prediction for tonight:
    The Big Bang Theory 5.9
    American Idol 4.2
    Two And A Half Men 4.0

  • Serial Rocker

    Really pleased for Supernatural. It’s been one of my top five shows since it began and its current ratings success is well deserved. I’ve no problem with Arrow but I can understand why the audience might be dropping off. I’ve not been rushing to watch new episodes for a while now. I wonder how long before SPN is improving on Arrow’s numbers?

  • Ruan

    “American Idol” and “The Big Bang Theory” will pull each other down. They share a lot of viewers. Maybe a low-to-mid 5 for “Theory” and a high-4-to-low-5 for “Idol”. However, FOX will win the second half hour. “Two and a Half Men” has no chance against it.

  • DonnaT

    Victor, I agree, and I had concerns that Arrow would be adjusted up and SPN down. I’m far, far more an SPN fan than Arrow; I am slightly worried that if Arrow dips below 0.9 it SPN will drop, also.

  • Poweranimals

    Ugh! What’s happening with Arrow? The episodes keep getting better.

  • John A

    Chicago Fire doing ok but Kicking Ass? Its against Repeats.

  • Fred

    Idol may still be strong enough to uplift FOX’s season average ahead of NBC. Helping the situation is FOX’s big hit The Following and solid Bones. With Football over for NBC (and already accounted for in their season average)
    NBC really just has The Voice and Revolution for Spring. So I expect FOX to rank # 2 behind CBS at the end of the season.
    Poor ABC will be #4 for sure.

  • CrimTV


    American Idol will not drop from a 5.5 to a 4.2 from Wed-Thu! That’s just insane

  • Zth

    Yesterday it had 0 competition. Tonight it’s agains TBBT and TAAHM.

  • jake

    Arrow has been a little soapy recently, but it’s still pretty good and hopefully the family drama will be toned down a lot to give more exposure to the mythos.


    FOX is doing great this past week. With Bones, The Following, Glee,New Girl at or near season highs. IDOL will be down tonight but they might have attacked enough loyal viewers to stay some what steady. My guess. American Idol – 4.9 Glee- 2.4



    6.2 BBT
    4.2 2.5 Men
    4.5 Idol (4.0 first half 5.0 second half)

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