Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Survivor' and 'American Idol' Adjusted Up

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March 7th, 2013

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American Idol and Survivor were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday,March 7, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.8/10 12.84
CBS Survivor 2.6/7 9.58
ABC The Middle -R 1.6/5 5.91
NBC Whitney 1.3/4 3.83
CW Arrow - R 0.4/1 1.77
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.7/5 5.74
NBC Whitney - R 1.0/3 2.87
9:00 ABC Modern Family - R (9-9:31PM) 2.1/5 6.16
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.6/4 6.85
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 1.1/3 4.27
CW Supernatural - R 0.4/1 1.08
9:30 ABC Suburgatory (9:31-10PM) 1.7/4 4.60
10:00 CBS CSI - R 1.4/4 6.73
NBC Chicago Fire - R 1.0/3 3.94
ABC Nashville - R 0.9/3 3.20

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • lll

    Arrow and Supernatural makes a great Wednesday night team–even in reruns.

  • Reven8ger

    American Idol is still a big flop. If Modern Family was on, it will totaly beat AI.

  • Logan

    Oh hell nah, Idol.

  • CookyMonzta

    Very good. But tonight’s viewership will tell us where Idol is headed. And we have yet to get down to 8 contenders. That will really tell the whole story on this season.

  • American

    Idol will be down tonight, definitely.

  • RandyL

    Say hello to Whitney season 3.


    Bravo Survivor!!!!

  • rob60990

    The Neighbors surprised me. If it can hold these ratings the next 3 weeks, it may get a renewal but not in that timeslot. It still does not make up for all the times the show was below a 2.0 with The Middle & Modern Family as new. This show could have a future on Fridays. In my opinion, ABC should just launch 2 new sitcoms in the fall out of The Middle & Modern Family and help the 2 shows grow all year. None of this nonsense with airing a new episode of 1 comedy after a rerun.

    How sad for NBC when Whitney is looking better for a renewal. Losing to a rerun by wide margins. The Middle repeats terrific. Only 5 tenths off last week’s new episode. This show has a great future on syndication.

    Why is ABC showing reruns of Nashville? They knew never to repeat Revenge after it repeated so poorly. They should have took advantage of the open timeslot for 3 weeks and put 2 Happy Endings episodes for 3 weeks to get rid of 6 episodes. HE would have probably done better than reruns of Nashville. It’s been proven HE only does decent when following other sitcoms.

    “American Idol is still a big flop.”

    The word flop needs to just be banned from this site. It’s being horrible misused.

  • John A

    Look i get people dont like Idol but can we stop calling the highest rated show on Fox the last what 12 Seasons? A Flop?

  • William Haney

    In major market Chicago and Miami, how does the mania of their respective pro sports teams affect their ratings? Both the Blackhawks and Heat, respectively, won their games in dramatic fashion.

  • Guest

    I’m not a fan of America. Idol but how is it a “Flop” ? Quit hating! The word Flop gets thrown around in this site wayy to much.

  • Guest

    American Idol*

  • 728huey

    @William Haney

    I would think the Miami Heat fans would turn out significantly just to see their NBA champions or even just Lebron James, so it could have an impact on the local ratings. However, even though the Chicago Blackhawks have a very loyal and rabid fanbase, it pales in comparison to that of the Bulls or White Sox, let alone the Cubs and Bears, so the local TV ratings would hardly be impacted by hockey.

  • peter

    It is sad for a network when a repeat of its best comedy (abc- modern family) gets a 2.1 which is above all other scripted shows on the network except from greys anatomy and scandal and on par with once upon a time …. sign that the network is doing something really wrong…

  • Ultima

    @John A
    the highest rated show on Fox the last what 12 Seasons?

    Ten seasons. The first season was during the summer and the second season was beat by Joe Millionaire.

  • I Love TV!

    Hey @Reven8ger, a flop??? It’s still one of the biggest shows you americans have… In it’s 12th season… Tell me please, what kind of shows had that many seasons with these ratings?

  • theCroup


    ABCs just patting themselves on the back for not being as bad as NBC

  • EatMorePez


    A flop is a show that figuratively falls on its face when it first airs, not a show currently in its 12th season. Please try to expand your vocabulary so you can more accurately describe shows you don’t like, as “flop” does not always apply.

  • John

    @Reven8ger Oh Just Shut Up!

  • CookyMonzta

    There’s a big difference between a flop and a dying show. A flop almost never makes it to 1st base; and if it does, it has trouble making it around the bases.

    Now, a dying show is one that has been around for quite a while, whose ratings are falling at an alarming rate.

    Let us make one thing clear: Idol has been around for 12 seasons, and for several of those seasons it drew at least a 10.0 rating in the 18-49 demo with at least a 25 share, with upwards from 22 to 32 million viewers, putting it on par with the legends before it. It is the furthest thing from a flop. A dying show, though, unfortunately, it is.

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