Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'Survivor' & 'Arrow' Adjusted Up; 'Whitney' and 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Down

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March 28th, 2013


American Idol, Survivor,  and Arrow were each adjusted up a tenth while Whitney (8:30) and Chicago Fire were each 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 27, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.2 9 12.33
CBS Survivor: Caramoan 2.5 7 9.43
ABC The Middle 1.8 6 6.90
NBC Whitney 1.0 3 2.92
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.65
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.5 5 5.52
NBC Whitney 1.0 3 2.88
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 3.2 9 9.09
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.7 5 6.61
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.2 4 5.57
CW Supernatural 1.0 3 2.23
9:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.9 5 5.33
10:00PM NBC Chicago Fire 1.7 5 6.85
ABC Nashville 1.5 4 5.18
CBS CSI -R 1.3 4 6.96

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

  • Michael

    Arrow shouldn’t be below a 1.0 in its first season. However, at least it adjusted up.

  • were123

    So it’s not a new low, just a season low tie! Well, that’s always better.

  • Tessa

    So there you have it. Well done Supernatural.

  • fringegot5seasons

    Idol at a 3.2, LOL. Hopefully The Voice will sink to that level as well. Looking like Idol will drop sub-3 this season, wasn’t it only two seasons ago it was like 7.0+ for most of the episodes? Goodness, singing competition overload, they’re all sinking like rocks.

  • omabin

    Better for Arrow. But Supernatural is the true winner of the night (and I don’t even watch it, while I do watch Arrow).

    Sad for Chicago Fire. It is loosing some steam, it should have done better facing a CSI repeat. Hopefully it rebounds a bit the next episodes.

  • Tony ^_^

    Dear rob, please tell us again how “underrated” “The Middle” beats “overrated” “New Girl”…


    – New Girl fans

  • NBC Fan

    Modern Family is skewing older too.

  • omabin

    Also, this is pretty random, but is the first time ever the entire ABC Wednesday lineup airs and is not adjusted at all? Funny, they always seem to have adjustments.

  • Tony ^_^

    On another topic, I know viewers don’t matter but “Whitney” was getting 3.5+ million viewers with a similar demo. I wonder what happened?

  • Petar Ivanov

    Will be truly ridicules if all 10 pm shows on Monday are 2.0+ and all other 10 pm shows for the week can even be close that number.

  • Wright

    Happy to see Arrow adjust up, but also glad to see SPN still beat it.

  • Petar Ivanov

    ps I mean networks.

  • rob60990

    Really look forward to Suburgatory going back to 8:30. Hopefully it’s able to hold all of the Middle’s demo audience like last year.

    “Dear rob, please tell us again how “underrated” “The Middle” beats “overrated” “New Girl”…”

    The fact that it’s been able to beat it quite a few weeks this season is pathetic. If FOX had left Raising Hope & Ben & Kate as its lead-in, it would be consistently in the 1s.

  • Mickey

    Amazing, Supernatural beating Arrow!

  • Melissa

    Wow, fast finals recently! Anyways, Modern Family didn’t beat American Idol after all.

  • Mark

    I think The Middle and Modern Family will rise next fall when they start their syndication runs.

  • Mae

    Glad to see Arrow adjusted up!

    And congrats to SPN! I’m not sure many people expected to see SPN beat Arrow. I think SPN and Arrow will probably be more on par for the rest of the season. I expect Arrow to even out in the 0.9-1.0 zone, which is right where SPN likes to hang.

  • MichaelChickless

    A pretty blah night of TV. Still a decent rating for Chicago Fire.

  • Nick

    Arrow is getting same ratings 90210 got in it’s first season. I can see it lasting a while too.

  • Billy

    This might be the oldest Modern Family every skewed. What happened to its younger viewers ?

    Bye, bye Whitney.

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