TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Modern Family', 'American Idol', 'Chicago Fire' & 'Nashville' Dip; 'Arrow', 'The Neighbors' & 'Suburgatory' Up

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February 7th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.6/13 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.8/12 1.7/5 1.3/4 1.1/4 1.4/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 14.178 6.876 10.006 5.020 3.611 2.588

NOTE: Adults 18-49 usage was down -4% from 8-10pm last night versus last week.

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

On FOX, American Idol scored a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating down 16 percent from last week’s 5.5.

On ABC, The Middle earned a 2.3 among adults 18-49 down 8 percent from a 2.5 for its last episode on January 23.  The Neighbors garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating up 13 percent from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family scored a season low 3.8 adults 18-49 rating down 10 percent  from a 4.2 for its most recent new episode on January 23. Suburgatory, featuring very special guest star The Cancellation Bear, notched a 2.1, up 17 percent from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Nashville earned a series low 1.7 among adults 18-49 down 11 percent from a 1.9 on January 23.

On CBS, Criminal Minds scored a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating down 13 percent from a 3.1 on January 23. CSI, which was part 1 of a CSI/CSI:NY crossover, garnered a 2.4 down 8 percent among adults 18-49 from a 2.6 on January 23.

ON NBC, Whitney earned a 1.2 , down 8 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Guys With Kids scored a  1,.2, up 9 percent from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Law & Order SVU, featuring controversial guest star Mike Tyson, garnered a 1.5, down 12 percent from last week’s 1.7. Chicago Fire notched a 1.8, down 14 percent from last week’s 2.1. The majority of you accurately predicted that Chicago Fire would beat Nashville.

On the CW, Arrow garnered a 1.0  adults 18-49 rating,  up 11 percent from last week’s 0.9. Supernatural scored a 0.9 among adults 18-49, even with last week.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, February 6, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 4.6/13 14.18
ABC The Middle 2.3/7 8.41
CBS Person of interest - R 1.2/4 7.26
NBC Whitney 1.2/4 3.53
CW Arrow 1.0/3 2.95
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.8/5 6.33
NBC Guys With Kids 1.2/3 3.19
9:00 ABC Modern Family 3.8/10 10.14
CBS Criminal Minds 2.7/7 11.83
NBC Law & Order; SVU 1.5/4 5.19
CW Supernatural 0.9/2 2.22
9:30 ABC Suburgatory 2.1/5 5.88
10:00 CBS CSI 2.4/7 10.93
NBC Chicago Fire 1.8/5 6.52
ABC Nashville 1.7/5 5.25




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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.6/7; 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," 0.7/4; "Late
> Show," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in
> metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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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  • EatMorePez

    Chicago Fire may be down, but it is the highest rated show on NBC for the night. At 10:00. That’s not the hour of prime time that’s supposed to have the highest ratings. 8:00 continues to be the main problem for NBC.

  • Landon

    Chicago fire is still doing great! Look at the numbers prior to Chicago fire on NBC…it builds an audience! Happy for the show!

  • Mr Mumble

    Whitney and GWK lowering the bar for “Community”, returns tonight 8/7c NBC, watch it!

    Chicago Fire drops substantially when there’s a new CSI to compete with, the audience for those two is fungible.

  • RJ

    Chicago Fire is doing just fine. No other show grows from its 9pm lead in.

    Modern Family is slowing down. Perhaps the baby killed the show?

  • Wright

    Good for Arrow and SPN.

  • danny94

    Not Great for CF either, didnt it have like 8 million viewers a couple of weeks ago, Still good for Nbc though

  • Ali

    who cares if Arrow hit under 3 million viewers? it still hit 1.0

  • Paul P

    I was pretty close on the predictions 1.5/1.4 & both shows tanked.
    Of course since they are not on CBS the #s are good enough for renewal!!

  • BigBrotherFan

    NASHVILLE WHY????????
    Agh. I hate that it didn’t go up.
    I would of thought LAW AND ORDER SVU would of done a 2, atleast. I guess people hate Tyson. They episode last week WAS GREAT about the gay dude robbing other “straight” men..thought people would come back..Tyson must be a huge turn off.
    CF is doing great for NBC standards @MAX. Dude, stick to your hate on REVENGE atleast you where right about the ratings downward trend there…CF is just fine.
    Sorry @cancellationbear but SUBERGATORY is really hurting NASHVILLE :(

    Arrow= Yawn.
    Whitney= Geez..I hope it adjusts up
    GWK= Not bad it’s taking down TNN

    CBS YAWN…Old people TV…YAWN borning…When is SURVIVOR coming back?

  • John

    @Idol…Nashville’s leadin had a 2.1

  • Oliver

    NBC’s meltdown continues unabated.

  • Alfred

    The Neighbors is bona fide HIT! Congratulations to all parties involved.

  • Laina

    Glad to see Supernatural as steady as ever and Arrow up a bit from last week!

    I actually kind of like Men With Kids so it makes me sad to see it doing so poorly.

    I think both Chicago Fire and Nashville need a date with the Cancellation Bear!

  • nerv

    Holy! HIMYM beat MF this week??? MF is still safe as ever but the ratings drop is quite worrying.
    Looks like HIMYM may become this week’s second highest rated comedy after TBBT, unless 2.5 Men pulls at least a 4.1 but that seem kind of impossible given that Idol’s second half is stronger once people tune out of TBBT.

  • Mon

    @Felipe Nikita
    I was hoping arrow would get a 0,8

    It would still have beaten Nikita by 100%. What a loser!

  • mando

    CF doesn’t depend on CVU!! Tha seems significant.
    It should have better ratings when it’s moved another time on 9:00 !!

  • BigBrotherFan

    Tell me folks..

    If NASHVILLE maintains a 1.7-2.0 the rest of the seasons will the idiots that run ABC renew it?

  • zth

    The competition from American Idol lead to a decrease for Modern Family.
    And also HUGE drop for American Idol – almost a full point.

  • Luke

    Survivor starts up again next week I think!

  • Jarrod

    Arrow and 90210 going down, while Beauty and the Beast AND The Carrie Diaries are going up? SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!

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