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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  • BigBrotherFan


    As much as I hate GLEE…ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That show has HUGE international success..Do you live in a box in some third world Euro country, Dude?

    I hate Glee but there is no denying people all over the world love it!

  • Christian


    3’s already happened last season for American Idol, nothing new. If anything, this season might hit the 3’s earlier and possibly more often.

  • Just Desserts

    I love The Nieghbors!!!!

  • BigBrotherFan


    I can’t help but think DWTS is what is hurting HE or hurt that comedy block even more. The 18-49 DEMO that watch DWTS I don’t think are into HE.
    …Or are you saying shrink the results on a half hour show? THAT I would agree with!

  • Olka

    Arrow 1.3 next week please.

  • alim

    terrible night. die american idol. anyone else notice has criminal minds has become so generic now, i still watch it but its not as good and scary as it was in the first four seasons. plus the “serial killers” are not even scary.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Time for Law and order to end.

  • r0ckmypants

    @BigBrotherFan – I think Glee is still higher if you go by seasonal average.

  • mando

    Rian Murphy’s show is not fun!! I’m so sad NBC favors TNN.
    Guys with kids can build itself on Tuesday!

  • Jeff

    I have watched Nashville from the beginning, and while I like it, it is getting really BORING. I know it’s quality, I know the acting is awesome, but it’s the most boring soap-like show around. It needs to just decide to be a fun soap or a really boring but quality drama, but it’s stuck in between, and the ratings are not great. I saw go balls in to be a really hot soap. It can be on the higher quality side of things, but bring on their equivalent to Heather Locklear and let it rip.

  • Dinaminjo


    I was talking about your fantasy schedule for next year.

    If you do Middle, Sub, MF, new comedy, new drama and the new comedy flops it will take down the drama with it.

    And I’m saying that MF is not a guarantee a comedy will not flop.

  • carla

    It is noteworthy that the POI repeat, with absolutely no publicity, got 1.2 in the demo and over 7 mil total viewers. This is a powerhouse.

  • CookyMonzta

    4.6/13 and 14.1 million (probably worth 4.7/14 and 14.4 million after readjustment), against 5.5/15 and 15.8 million last week? and with a 4.5/13 and 13.8 million last Thursday, what happens if they lose a full point from yesterday’s demo to today’s (that is, they draw 3.5 today)? If ‘Idol’ loses any more ground now, they might have trouble getting back to 5.5 and 15 to 16 million when they get to the live shows. If the viewers don’t like the roster they finally end up with, even if there are some very good and/or competitive singers there, this show could tank fast.

  • BigFlop

    Nashville is safe
    Arrow – the best show for CW
    ABC comedies – big problem

  • hoki

    HIMYM is still number 1 scripted show this week?

  • BigBrotherFan


    Good point. It has not worked for ABC.

  • s0303

    are people finally starting to realize that modern family is the most overrated show on television?

    happy to see arrow up.

  • zth

    @CookyMonzta: I am pretty sure that no live show will get into the 5’s for American Idol, except maybe the finale.

  • Ruan

    “Modern Family” might still adjust up, but it’s really shocking to see it being beat by “How I Met Your Mother”. How can last season’s most-watched scripted show fall like this?

    Another thing that surprises me is “Nashville”. A few weeks ago it was threatening “CSI” and now it’s almost in mid-1’s. But NBC should be happy. “Chicago Fire” is just fine, way above the network’s average. A certain renewal.

  • eridapo

    If you exclude the premiere numbers for both Nash and The Neighbors, their season averages are:

    Nashville 1.927
    Neighbors 1.893

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