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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Nashville' & 'Arrow' Slip, 'Chicago Fire' & 'The Neighbors' Up + 'Modern Family', 'American Idol' & 'The Middle' Hit Lows

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March 28th, 2013

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Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/9 1.9/6 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.5/4 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.4/8 1.4/5 1.0/3 1.1/4 1.3/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 12.029 6.164 7.269 5.510 3.678 2.426

 

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

On FOX, American Idol earned a 3.1, down half a ratings point after last week's 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. This is American Idol's  lowest Wednesday rating ever in adults 18-49.

On CBS, Survivor scored a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down two tenths from last week’s 2.6.

On ABC, The Middle earned a season low 1.8, down three tenths from its last original's 2.1. The Neighbors earned a 1.5, up a tenth after last week's series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. Modern Family earned an season low 3.2, down seven tenths from its last original's 3.9 Suburgatory earned a 1.9, up four tenths after last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville returned to a 1.5, down a single tenth from its last original's 1.6.

On NBC, a double shot of Whitney garnered 1.0 at 8PM and a 1.1 at 8:30, with the latter up a tenth from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Law & Order: SVU scored a 1.7, up a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire scored a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating .

On the CW, Arrow earned a 0.8, down two tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.   Supernatural was even with last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

 

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Overnight ratings for Wednesday, March 27, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.1 9 12.03
CBS Survivor: Caramoan 2.4 7 9.16
ABC The Middle 1.8 6 6.81
NBC Whitney 1.0 3 3.11
CW Arrow 0.8 3 2.61
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8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.5 5 5.51
NBC Whitney 1.1 3 3.09
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9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 3.2 9 8.97
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.7 5 6.53
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.3 4 5.73
CW Supernatural 1.0 3 2.24
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9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.9 5 5.41
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10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 1.8 5 6.90
ABC Nashville 1.5 4 5.14
CBS CSI -R 1.3 4 6.92

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In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Oliver

    Wow at Modern Family.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    MODERN FAMILY, #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT!

  • Taylor

    Supernatural beat arrow!!

  • Brian

    Wow, 0.8 for Arrow? This can’t be right?

    And congrats to SPN for a 1.0! Crazy how a 8-yr-old series is able to even gain from a show that was considered a hit last fall..

  • Kyle

    WOW! These are HORRIBLE NUMBERS ACROSS THE BOARD.

    Modern Family fell HARD but it still beat American Idol. OUCH AT AI. LOW 3’s for a performance show.

  • Melissa

    Ouch at everything.

  • Solarie

    I see everything’s flat on Wednesday. Modern Fmaily and Arrow probably hits series low.

  • Jonathan

    Wow!! So low for Idol! It’s almost at X Factor numbers! Not to shade X Factor at all because I prefer it to Idol but wow…

  • Ted Craig

    ABC tanked last spring, too, but I wonder if all those reruns weren’t a mistake.

  • Taylor

    Bad for ABC’s entire lineup

  • rob60990

    Not surprised to see ABC shows down. They’ll rebound next week. I believe minus the Thanksgiving Eve episode in 2009, that ties a series low for Modern Family and The Middle tied its series low. The Neighbors is for sure dead now.

  • KT

    NOOOOOOO Nashville!!!!!! Last night’s episode was so intense and incredible!!!! Why isn’t anyone watching the show???

  • zth

    Wow. American Idol down 4 tenths from last week. Might be around a 2.5 tomorrow. Soon XFactor will outperform it.

  • Robsten_Fan

    What’s going on America?!

  • forg

    wow tough night for everyone, MF hit lowest rating since S1 I think (too lazy to check) but it’s still ahead of Idol

  • tobes

    If Nashville keeps on scoring this low it won’t get renewed..

  • Michael1

    If that is the last episode of “The Neighbors”, it was one heck of a finale. Amber and Reggie kissed, Gisele is out of the picture, and the Bird-Kersey’s got to have a proper wedding.

  • Carl

    That can’t be right for SPN, can it? .02 above Arrow in that demo? I would think they’d be about the same, as they usually are, or SPN would be a little lower.

  • feinn

    Wow Arrow springbreak hits cw….supernatural a beast

  • zth

    And yes, those are series lows for an American Idol show, for Modern Family and Arrow.

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