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Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Arrow', 'Supernatural', 'American Idol', 'Survivor' & 'Law & Order:SVU' Adjusted Up; 'Whitney' Adjusted Down

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March 21st, 2013

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American Idol, Survivor, Law & Order: SVU, Arrow and Supernatural were each adjusted up a tenth while Whitney was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, March 20, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.6/10 12.94
CBS Survivor 2.6/8 9.79
ABC The Middle -R 1.2/4 4.78
NBC Whitney 1.0/3 3.13
CW Arrow 1.0/3 3.02
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.4/4 4.76
NBC Whitney - R 0.8/2 2.52
9:00 CBS Criminal Minds 3.0/8 11.58
ABC Modern Family - R (9-9:31PM) 1.8/5 5.42
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.6/4 5.51
CW Supernatural 1.0/3 2.16
9:30 ABC Suburgatory  (9:31-10PM) 1.5/4 4.19
10:00 CBS CSI 2.3/6 10.53
NBC Chicago Fire 1.7/5 6.39
ABC Nashville - R 0.6/2 2.47

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

 
  • Mark Wood

    Awesome SPN.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Hah! Arrow adjusted up, so I was right, it did hold its previous 1.0 rating.

    Only if Arrow drifts down toward a ,8 or so by the end of its run will it be a problem. And even then it’s certain to be renewed as long as it stays at .6 or above.

  • rob60990

    Whitney tied 2 CW shows and lost to a comedy rerun. I’m not sure it gets much worse than that for NBC and it could possibly be renewed.

    Why does ABC even bother to repeat Nashville? It’s not going to repeat well.

  • Mi

    Yay Arrow!

  • Luis

    Whitney, Go On, Community…. which one of them will be? They are pretty even with ratings (although Whitney is a little bit higher in Viewers), I’m rooting for Whitney and Community in case there is a second renewal.

  • CrazedNovelist

    @Richard…. Arrow, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries have already been renewed…

  • Renee

    @Richard Steven Hack

    “Only if Arrow drifts down toward a ,8 or so by the end of its run will it be a problem. And even then it’s certain to be renewed as long as it stays at .6 or above.”

    It’s already been renewed.

  • JacobYates

    I remember reading that the half hours for SPN were both .9, so how did it adjust up?

  • Ben Thompson

    Glad Arrow adjusted up but I wanted it to beat Supernatural.

  • Martin

    aww Whitney, two episodes left, next week double bill, one weeks results have never been so important to a shows renewal chances.

    Yah, Arrow up and over 3mil.

  • Susan

    I don’t know how ratings are solid at 5.51 (and that’s after being adjusted up) according to showrunners. It’s nice to be optimistic but trying to make dismal ratings look good in the long run is a stretch. I honestly don’t know how SVU is such a set in stone thing this season or yet, for next season. I see more negative feedback than positive anymore. Look farther than just social networking (mainly twitter) and you’d see that.

  • rob60990

    “I remember reading that the half hours for SPN were both .9, so how did it adjust up?”

    HALF HOUR RATINGS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ADJUSTMENTS. It’s been said again and again.

  • starship

    Amazing for Arrow and Supernatural, they both had some of their best episodes this season last night.
    Sad news for Whitney, but it’s still doing better than The New Normal, Go On, and 1600 Penn and if Community falls this week, it will be the second best NBC sitcom that’s not in its final season. They’d be fools to renew anything other than P&R if they cancel Whitney.

  • Sandy

    I’m begining to think NBC should just let SVU go now too. This show has been in a ratings crash since Meloni left, but it’s gotten worse since that Mike Tyson casting. It doesn’t matter though, episodes are over-dramatized and they are just plain boring anyway. SVU is dragging down Chicago Fire (which is a lock for renewal). Dick Wolf and NBC should ditch the dead weight and bring Law & Order back, or pop ‘Law & Order: Chicago’ w/ Chicago Fire on Wednesdays next fall.

  • Mon

    Chicago Fire didn’t do much better than SVU. Duck Dynasty?

    I’m glad Criminal Minds and CSI didn’t adjust down. I believe CSI can still do better than 2.3. I want it to do better than 2.3. Maybe this fall. CM also beat the overloved (by CBS) NCIS: LA.

  • MARSEPH

    To be honest, I was a huge cheerleader for Whitney and also thought Go On had a good shot at coming back (heck even TNN could pull a squeeker at the end) but after the last two nights I’m guessing that all 3 are toast, NBC (even NBC) can do better. Community will live on in the shadow of The Big Bang Theory, P&R is safe and that’s it. A brand new slate for next season

  • Sandy

    @Susan You know it’s a petition out to boot Warren Leight (show runner) from the show too — he honestly needs to walk from SVU like he did LOCI (but he should have stayed on LOCI). Warren Leight cares more about the ‘criminal intent’ and personal drama than the cases and victims POV like the series used to follow. SVU was better when it followed L&O’s formula — which is why it lasted 20 years straight on NBC. SVU is done after season 15 if Leight stays.

  • Alex

    I just realize Supernatural had a 0.6 demo at this time last year. What the hell did Arrow help the show that much? Or did they pick up new fans?

    Kinda strange for a 8 year + show.

  • Ultima

    @Martin
    one weeks results have never been so important to a shows renewal chances.

    I doubt that Whitney’s ratings next week are even remotely as important as you seem to think.

  • Mon

    @Sandy
    m begining to think NBC should just let SVU go now too… SVU is dragging down Chicago Fire (which is a lock for renewal).

    It’s too risky to let Chicago Fire on its own next season. It needs one more season behind SVU. Also, we don’t know that SVU is dragging CF. It might be that SVU is helping CF.

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