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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'American Idol', 'The Middle' & 'CSI' Slide, 'Arrow' Up + 'Survivor' Premiere Returns to New Low

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February 14th, 2013

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 4.3/12 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.5/12 1.6/5 1.1/4 1.1/4 1.3/4 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 13.366 6.844 8.493 5.386 3.527 2.866

 

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

NOTE: TV usage among Adults 18-49 was down -5% from 8-10pm (and 8-11pm) last night.

On FOX, American Idol scored a 4.3, down three tenths from last week's 4.6 adults 18-49 rating and the series' lowest adults 18-49 rating for a Wednesday since July 10,2002.

On CBS, the premiere of Survivor: Caramoan: Fans vs Favorites earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down substantially from last spring's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating for the One World iteration. This is a new low for a Survivor premiere. Your predictions were far too optimistic. CSI  garnered a 2.1, down three tenths from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle earned a season low 1.9, down four tenths from last week's 2.3 among adults 18-49.  The Neighbors was even with last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family rebounded slightly with a 3.8, up a tenth after last week's season low 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. Suburgatory, notched a 2.2, up two tenths after last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Nashville went up a tenth to a 1.8 after last week's series low 1.7 among adults 18-49.

ON NBC, Whitney was even with last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Guys With Kids scored a series low 1.0, down two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Law & Order SVU, garnered a 1.6, up a tenth from last week's 1.5. Chicago Fire was even with last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Arrow garnered a 1.1, up a tenth from last week's 1.0  adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural was flat with last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, February 13, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 4.3 12 13.37
CBS Survivor: Caramoan: Fans vs Favorites -P (8-9:30) 2.4 7 8.96
ABC The Middle 1.9 6 7.63
NBC Whitney 1.2 4 3.58
CW Arrow 1.1 3 3.26
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8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.7 5 5.91
NBC Guys With Kids 1.0 3 2.85
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9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 3.8 10 10.03
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.6 4 6.30
CW Supernatural 1.0 3 2.47
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9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 2.2 6 6.07
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.6 4 5.83
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10:00PM CBS CSI 2.1 6 9.13
NBC Chicago Fire 1.9 5 6.65
ABC Nashville 1.8 5 5.71

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  • Max

    CHICAGO FLOP
    FLOP FIRE
    CHIFLOP FIRE … whatever works for you guys.

    Another Wednesday night where it has competition on ABC and CBS and that results in another lackluster rating.

    And folks still consider this to be an NBC success story of the 2012-2013 tv season? LMAO.

  • Joseph

    The middle! :(

  • Arrow > Nikita

    ARROW ON TOP!

    NIKITA SUCKS!

  • Andy

    What the hell happened to Survivor?

  • KS

    Good for supernatural. Even though last night’s episode was boring, but it still better most of the first half episodes of the season.

  • DenverDean

    CSI really was hurt by last minute switch to trim Survivor and stick in TBBT repeat.

  • danny94

    that sucks for the middle such a great show. Happy Nashville is up hope it can get back into the 2′s soon though.

  • peter

    these are the kind of ratings tbbt should be getting for originals

  • Felipe Nikita

    CW did great :0

  • Win

    Arrow ticking back up in total viewers and demo. WOOT! WOOT! GWK lost to a CW show. Bye.

  • John

    floppy gaga’s boyfriend is on that flop show

  • JacobYates

    Don’t start this right now Max.

  • r0ckmypants

    Why isn’t anyone watching TV?

  • Jeff R.

    CBS should have kept Survivor at two hours.

  • TJ

    The Neighbors is a hit.

  • Luiz

    American Idol is going to be a flop. And they deserved it.

  • Justin

    I love Survivor, but these “favs” are AWFUL.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Survivor looks like lock for sundays now. But one cycle per year with AR i guess. Its to low for 2 cycles per year. Too old and aging fast= Too low and if go lower will be dead. CBS need new reality shows.

  • Gregg

    I got tired of Survivor several years ago, but I’m sorry to see the ratings drop like this. It’s a good show; it’s just been on for so long!

  • Ali

    OH, look! the idiot is done with Revenge and has now moved to Chicago Fire…Oh Happy days!

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