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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  • Brian J

    At this point, I’d renew “SVU” for one final and probably shortened season, possibly to stabilize Thursdays at 10:00. And as much as it seems like a derivative show, “CF” probably deserves another season. If “SVU” doesn’t go on Thursdays, perhaps both of them could go on Fridays.

    I can’t be sure, but based on NBC’s ordering of pilots, it looks like they are going to clean house. That’s long overdue.

    Wednesdays next season should probably go something like this: two NEW comedies, or an unscripted show at 8:00, followed by “The Sixth Gun,” followed by “Bloodline.” If even one of the shows works, it’ll be a big improvement over what is there now.

  • Alfred

    Will American Idol be in the 3’s tonight? I say they will. Dropped Wednesday to Wednesday of 0.9! 3’s are going to happen people.

  • gerry

    the audience for smash is much less broad than that of nashville. many people love country music, and people that don’t (like myself) can still find the show accessible. smash is much more esoteric, as is the broadway world. many people don’t care. i think its good but i also dig both broadway and new york. its less of a draw for many people.

    glee is awful because the writing is awful. no comparing…

  • Win

    Half hours all around?

  • Brian J


    I feel as though NBC tried a broader range of shows to see if any clicked, which it could then build a night around.

  • Maxine

    Geez, wish I’ve known POI was on last night .. yes even a rerun.

    CBS didn’t even announce it on their POI facebook :(.

  • Nerdbot

    Is this Max the same Max who created the whole Revenge vs. Scandal “battle”? I don’t understand why someone has to attack the shows he doens’t watch to feel better with himself. It’s just stupid.

  • Dennis

    What’s up SVU? Mike Tyson as guest star! And CSI? No interest of a Crossover?

  • zth

    @Alfred: I think there is a chance American Idol will be hitting 3’s tonight (probably around 3.8-3.9), given the competition from TBBT and the fact that the Hollywood rounds seem to not attract as many people.

  • cc

    MF just is not funny.

  • omabin

    I agree, ABC should cancel the neighbours or move it out of fridays. Not only I think it is bringing down the night as a whole, I also think it is performing badly individually looking.

    It’s current weighted average is of 1.8 and only 1 out of its 15 aired episodes is not sandwiched between originas of middle and modern family. Also, the 8h30 Wednesday hour is hardly very competitive, with just Guys with Kids there and now Idol (Survivor is on hiatus, so there isn’t even CBS competition). On the other hand, Happy Endings’s weighted average is of 1.2, it goes up against three other comedies as well as NCIS LA and it has the most incompatible lead-ins ever. Happy Endings is still a flop, but I don’t think the neighbours is better and I certainly don’t think it would do any better than what Happy Endings is doing. Plus, Happy Endings is almost there syndication wise… I think it is a mistake to have one as likely renewal and another one as likely cancelation. They are both bubble shows. And so is Malibu Country btw.

  • BigBrotherFan

    8:00PM- THE MIDDLE
    9:30PM: NEW COMEDY

    Nashville to Sunday@10pm or Thursday@10m SANDAL is pretty much a self starter now.

  • Ryann

    Last nights episode of Nashville has to be the strongest of the season yet it got its weakest audience? Dont understand how people watch csi and cchicago fire over Nashville. Nashville deserves higher ratings (hopefully it’ll adjust up) and is the best new show of the season (with the following not so far behind). Nashville should get a renewal and loose suburgatory as its lead

  • Max Vrany

    Chicago Fire’s 1.8 looks to be enough NBC’s #2 scripted show for the week, after The Office. No network is going to cancel it’s #2 scripted show.

    Any anti-fan demise predicting of Neighbors or Suburgatory is Retentionista nonsense.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Petar – Well that’s not exactly correct. You said “Stop with these singing scripted/unscripted shows” and then only listed scripted shows as examples of shows “dropping.” American Idol and The Voice are still two of the biggest shows on television. Yes, Smash bombed, but Glee is still Fox’s strongest scripted hour (well, second now that The Following has come along), and Nashville is the only ABC freshman drama from the fall still on the air. Yes, Smash bombed, but . So no, people don’t “reject” them.

    And what do “dramas about yesteryear” have to do with anything in today’s ratings? Not to mention how completely wrong that claim is; look at Downton Abbey.

  • Chuck T


    And this is supposed to tbe show that along with REVOLUTION, is considered a hit on NBC this season? HA!

    I bet they are wishing they didn’t order those extra episodes right about now.

    That seems like a pretty dumb comment, considering it was up against a new CSI and it beat Nashville. CF is also performing a lot better than most NBC shows right now. So, no, I seriously doubt that they are wishing they hadn’t ordered additional episodes.

  • Billy

    Everything was down last night.

    Surprised Modern Family is below a 4.0.

  • eridapo

    Halves (per Marc Berman)

    AI 4.0 13.15/ 4.8 14.96/ 4.6 14.20/ 4.8 14.39

    Arrow 1.0 2.93/ 1.0 2.97
    Supernat 1.0 2.31 /0.9 2.14

    CM 2.7 11.60/ 2.8 12.06
    CSI 2.5 11.14/ 2.3 10.71

    LOSVU 1.4 4.79/ 1.6 5.58
    CF 1.8 6.47/ 1.9 6.56

    Nash 1.7 5.35/ 1.6 5.14

  • BigBrotherFan

    PEOPLE stop mentioning GLEE and NASHVILLE in the same sentence..It makes me sick!

    SMASH has way more in common with that stupid show glee.

  • Mon

    NBC should take a look when is CBS going to air repeats of Criminal Minds and CSI and counter them with new epiaodes of Law and Order: SVU and Chicago Fire. Win-win for both networks!

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