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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Modern Family' Rises, Strong Debut for 'How To Live With Your Parents', 'American Idol' Hits Low, 'Nashville' Up

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April 4th, 2013

How to Live With Your parents for the Rest of Your Life Pilot

Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC UNI NBC CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.0/9 2.4/7 2.3/7 1.7/5 1.5/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.4/5 1.8/6 1.5/5 1.0/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 11.484 9.860 7.181 3.866 6.126 2.408

 

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

On FOX, American Idol hit a new Wednesday low with a 3.0 down 6 percent from last week's Wednesday low 3.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor tied its series low with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from last week’s 2.5. Criminal Minds garnered a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating down 7 percent from a 3.0 on March 20. CSI notched a 2.1 among adults 18-49 down 9 percent from a 2.3 on March 20.

On ABC, The Middle earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating up 11 percent from last week’s 1.8. Suburgatory scored a 18, down 5 percent.from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating at 9:30 but up 27 percent from The Neighbors 1.5 in the time period last week. Modern Family garnered a 4.1 among adults 18-49 up 28 percent from last week’s season low 3.2. The premiere of How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) notched a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, way up from Suburgatory’s average in the time period this season, but, less auspiciously, matching the premiere of Don’t Trust The B in Apt. 23 in the time period on April 11, 2012. Your predictions were too pessimistic. Nashville earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13 percent from last week's 1.5.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 27 percent from its most recent telecast on Sunday, March 24 and earning NBC’s highest ratings in the time period in 12 weeks . Law & Order: SVU scored a 1.6 down 6 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire earned a 1.6 down 6 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating .

On the CW, Arrow earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance.   Supernatural scored a 0.8 down 20 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

 

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Overnight ratings for Wednesday, April 3, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.0/9 11.48
CBS Survivor 2.4/7 9.14
ABC The Middle 2.0/6 7.17
NBC Dateline NBC 1.4/4 5.88
CW Arrow 0.9/3 2.84
8:30 ABC Suburgatory 1.8/5 5.79
9:00 ABC Modern Family 4.1/11 10.59
CBS Criminal Minds 2.8/7 10.68
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.6/4 6.24
CW Supernatural 0.8/2 1.98
9:30 ABC How To Live With Your Parents -Series Premiere 2.9/7 8.36
10:00 CBS CSI 2.1/6 9.76
ABC Nashville 1.7/5 5.59
NBC Chicago Fire 1.6/4 6.26

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via press note:

 

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

• In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

• From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

• From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

• At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

• It was the top Wednesday "Tonight Show" in nine weeks (since January 30, 2.9) and top Wednesday "Late Night" in three weeks (since March 13, 1.5). Both shows matched their highest Wednesday metered-market household ratings in 13 weeks (since January 2, 3.1 for "Tonight" and 1.6 for "Late Night").

• Versus the prior Wednesday, Jay was up 12 percent in metered-market households (2.9 vs. 2.6) and up 29 percent in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters (0.9 vs. 0.7). Jimmy was up versus the prior Wednesday by 7 percent in households (1.5 vs. 1.4) and 20 percent in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5).

 

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  • Cyrax86

    Oh and I did not expect Nashville to beat both Revenge & Body of Proof this week!

  • Alen

    Awww, Supernatural. So sad, it was an amazing episode last night.

  • Dante

    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – Nashville
    Viewers: 5.80 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2))

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 6.25 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#3)

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    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – Nashville
    Viewers: 5.38 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#2t)

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 6.27 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#2t)

  • Greg

    Not surprised by How to Live with Your Parents. I was expecting a 2.6 and it hit just a bit higher. As I said, everything that premieres after Modern Family rates well.

  • Juan

    Yay nashville finally, goes up, hopefully it gets adjusted up, also huge rise for modern family, and I was off by 1 tenth what I thought how to live would do, really strong start for sure, and I thought is was cute, nothing spectacular but will def watch, also pretty good for one of the best suburgatory episodes this season and glad it held up

  • Skylar James

    Nashville still doing crap even with a good lead-in. That doesn’t bode well

  • were123

    Now these are Wensdays ratings for ABC!
    Suburgatory gets remarkably well retention out of The Middle (way better than it gets from MF), ABC should never have moved it!
    If HTLWYP holds up, ABC might stick with this line up for next fall

  • Joseph

    As much as I love Nashville I don’t really think this is that good considering the lead in

  • Julie

    I’m happy for Nashville.
    It confuses me why Supernatural is still alive.

  • Chris

    Supernatural was pre-empted I think. Arrow back hour drop to a 0.8 so something happen last night.

  • Scandalous

    What were the quarter hours for How to Live With Your Parents?

  • DougF

    I read there was a few pre-emptions for Arrow and Supernatural for MLB

  • Michael

    Is American Idol going to continue to decline every week, hitting new lows? Could it be anymore obvious that something needs to be done next season, ASAP? The judges, besides Keith Urban are so unlikable.

  • Scandalous

    Also, given that neighbors dropped 4-5tenths behind the middle for its last leg of new episodes… It might be cancelled?

  • JJF

    Nice start for Parents. Still, The Neighbors started similarly. Let’s see if it holds in subsequent weeks. If it does, it likely spells doom for one of the other bubble comedies.

  • martin

    i think Chicago Fire will go up & Nashville will go down

  • Jay

    Nashville ahead of Chicago Fire? Something does not seem right. Must be a fluke given the huge difference in quality between the two.

  • Ram510

    How to Live = Apt 23?

    Anyhow I surprisingly enjoyed How to Live. It wasnt the best pilot, but better than I expected. The mom really made the show, the kid was annoying

  • BigBrotherFan

    @TVBYTHENUMBERS

    where is your HOW BAD WILL HANNIBAL FLOP TONIGHT poll?

    Do No Harm Pt. 2?
    or..
    Firm V2?

    1.4-my guess

  • Guest

    I wanna see Idol getting ratings in it 2′s :)

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