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.

  • LisaM

    SPN was a fairly decent episode last night. I was hoping for more interest in Grandpa Winchester.

  • Flame

    Both shows will definitely be down, but TBBT will beat Idol easily in the common half hour. Depends on 2.5 Men if it wins the whole thing, but it managed to do so even with Rob if I remember correctly.

    Prediction: TBBT 5.7, Idol 4.8.

  • MichaelChickless

    I’m a bit surprised that Chicago Fire is catching on as well as it has.

  • eridapo

    One bad night for Arrow, and the people are already in panic…

    A one week result does not a trend make…. What if next week (or whenever a new episode airs) the show goes back above a 1.0…

    This up and downs from week to week can be nothing more than the normal fluctuations inherent in the measurement error of the Nielsen system…

    In fact, the last 5 weeks Arrow has been avg. about a 1.04 in the demo and 3.122M viewers….

  • Felipe Nikita

    We’re talking about quality

  • Arrow > Nikita

    Geez, one 0.9 for Arrow and all haters are coming out of the woodwork to bash it! And it just so happens that most of them are Nikita fans. Typical.

  • eridapo

    Geez, one 0.9 for Arrow and all haters are coming out of the woodwork to bash it! And it just so happens that most of them are Nikita fans. Typical.


  • thesnowleopard

    Shame about Arrow. SPN’s looking good, though.

    Does anybody know if there were preemptions due to the high winds and storms? We lost power in our area three times yesterday for a total of five hours. Some of that was during primetime.

  • herpderp



    Yup. Nikitards will always be Nikitards.

  • thesnowleopard

    @Arrow > Nikita
    LOL! Hey, anything to distract from the fact that Arrow still averages almost three times Nikita’s demo and audience.

  • Janie

    Arrow keeps getting preempted by college basketball in our area. I don’t think it has played on a Wed except once out of the last 5 episodes so I wonder if that can affect the numbers, since even since it is just regional, that is still one region not viewing it?

  • Chelle

    All show’s tend to dip around mid-season. I don’t Arrow has anything to worry about, it’ll probably go back up to 1’s next week.

  • Sam

    Prediction for tonight:

    TBBT: 6.1
    2.5 Men: 4.2
    IDOL: 4.3

    Anyone else think TVD will be hit with both AI and TBBT too? I’m predicting a 1.0 for TVD.

  • Guest

    How are crap shows like BBT and Ameriacan Idol popular?…

  • ann

    Not good for Guys With Kids. Oh well….

  • Nope

    So glad Chicago Fire seems to have found a bottom high enough to keep it alive. As more people see it, I hope to see it grow throughout next season. My favorite network show in years.

  • Mon

    Wow, Nikita lovers bashed Arrow for getting a 0.9 yet they celebrated last week because Nikita got a 0.5 without competition? That makes sense.

  • Jaime04

    I think Idol will still get a 5.0. It’s actually pretty good, each episode gets better.

  • Pearl Clutcher

    No opinions on The Office numbers or POI?

  • Derek Vincent

    Idol’s not dropping that much, you people are insane.

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