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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  • ed

    Neighbors should get Suburgatory’s slot!!! As it was scheduled from the beginning

  • Dinaminjo


    The problem with that Wednesday is that there is a big risk in linening two rookies one after another in MF, new comedy, new drama..

    If the comedy drops and we see this year Suburgatory drop it might take down the drama as well.

    You need something older and reliable there.

    Also, there would be no lead for Tuesday comedies..

  • Honey Badger

    Nashville on ABC a 1.7 18-49 rating last night. the Cancellation Bear is following you now.

  • KS

    I am asking again. Oliver Queen’s mother is not his real mother. Am I right? I really hope I am. They have worst mother-son chemistry ever. I don’t mind getting spoiled. Any comic book readers here?

  • BigBrotherFan


  • mando

    Guys with Kids bit TNN again!
    This show has 17 episode while TNN has 24. That’s not fair!
    Guys with kids is against AIdol!!

  • BigBrotherFan


    Hmmm…? I’m outta loss here because putting some like..lets say..DWTS screws with MF slot

  • Jeff Winger

    Does Max just find new shows to hate until Recenge comes back?

  • Max

    I LOVE REVENGE. scandal sucks

  • Jason

    Oh, boy. If Idol continues its plunge, what will FOX do?

  • Baqinardo

    It used to be fun commenting on this site, but these past few months, too many idiots =_=

  • Dan S

    Nashville & Chicago almost tied, maybe in the finals they will. Both shows will likely see a 2nd season but Nashville would be perfect on Mon at 10pm after DWTS. Castle this week didn’t do much better at 1.8 & could go to Sun or Thur. Curious if last nights CSI crossover will boost NY on Fri to a season high.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Tell me about it but I think NBC is scared to make RYANMURPHY go hysterical and cancel his “baby” so TNN will always be favored over GWK.

    Sad. I know. Given the idol factor too

  • BigBrotherFan


    Geez..dude…TAKE YOUR MEDS!!!!! Now you like REVENGE? lol

  • a p garcia

    I was hoping Arrow would score a 2.2

  • POI

    Hope Arrow gets Adjusted Up, BTW so Happy to see American Idol get a 4.6 on Wednesday that means it will get worse of Thursday maybe even drop to 3s and sooner rather than later go to high 2s after that the show will be done in a year or 2.

  • Fred

    So Nashville airs one of, (if not )the best epiosode of the season and it tanks.

  • Petar Ivanov


    I think people are sick with this singing genre – Nashvile/smash/glee all droping and droping fast. I guess too much even for US people. And these shows are only for US. Not a chance any of these for international success.

  • Dinaminjo


    Tuesday: Dwts results, new comedy / happy endings, new comedy
    Wednesday: Middle, Sub, MF, new comedy, new drama

    In this case you have two weak lead ins:
    – Tuesday new comedy or happy endings for another new comedy
    – Wednesday new comedy for a new drama

    You would think MF shelters the new comedy but as Sub proves this year, even a liked show drops a lot.

  • Bookworm

    Nashville should be a bubble show; it hasn’t cracked a 2.0 and maintain that 2.0 in some time. It keeps dropping below that constantly and right now, I don’t see it building or keeping a gain. Castle is doing the same kind of numbers and ABC should throw them to a different time and house. Though Castle might be more likely to get renewed and keep its time slot, I can see Nashville going to Tuesday and giving the Wednesday slot to a newer show. Nashville’s viewers have also dropped greatly, they premiered with around 9 million and they are in the lower 5 million?

    Chicago Fire is safe, considering Deceptions , Do No Harm and Smash numbers.

    I say Keep the Neighbors because considering its lead in, it still holds a decent amount of the audience. After Modern Family is where you need to start making some changes.

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