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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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  • Ritchie

    Im a big Mariah fan so AI ratings decline really disheartens me

  • BigBrotherFan

    Jay

    QUALITY????????????? LMFAO!!!! You must be joking

  • Fred

    @rOckmypants

    How to Live is obviously not a great sitcom. But light harmless fun nonetheless. Keep in mind it was the pilot episode. Many pilots are too crammed with ideas, because its used as a selling point. It might improve when regular episodes air soon.

  • Zach

    Dang I underguessed HTLWYP lol. Let’s see what the number is next week though.

  • Oliver

    What is it with ABC comedies and awful awful titles?

    Cougar Town, Happy Endings, Suburgatory, Apt 23, and now HTLWYP?

  • Petar Ivanov

    10 pm collapse is getting ugly. CSI only 2.1 is bad.

    Idol is deader than dead. If they don’t cancel result show or move it to friday next time reult show will be around 1.0.

  • Ryne

    How To Live With Your Parents was margially funny at best. Not horrible but not great either. I am sure it will drop in the upcoming weeks.

  • Just Desserts

    @were123

    Retention? Surburgatory got what it usually gets.

  • bluejay72

    bye IDOL!!!

  • DougF

    @Julie

    Because for 8 seasons it has been on average the 2nd highest rated show on the network. It’s really not that confusing unless you have no clue which it seems like you have no clue.

  • Seth

    Hopefully this locks up a renewal for The Neighbors.

  • Greg

    Also, how embarrasing is it for Whitney that Dateline rated 4 tenths higher than its finale? Really, there’s no reason to keep that show.

    Decent numbers for Suburgatory. I think it should stay at 8:30 next season.

  • gillian sadler

    is law and order svu renewed or canceled?

  • Brittney

    Calling for Suburgatory to be canceled is ridiculous, it did fine and unlike the Neighbors, it was getting good ratings all season while a 1.8 was on the higher end for The Neighbors.

  • Lucy

    Looks like baseball hurt SPN and Arrow ratings last night. preemption sucks.

  • forg

    @Just Desserts

    MF did score 5.5 when Neighbors premiered though so quite impressive retention for How to Live let’s see if it holds up

  • DenverDean

    @Bobby:

    “NBC is killing Chicago Fire’s momentum with the breaks”

    You’re joking, right? CF got two bonus episodes – 24 total – more than CSI, which beats it and dozens of other much highly rated shows.

  • Oliver

    @Fred
    Critics have received several episodes and supposedly it doesn’t improve.

  • Cyrax86

    @Oliver, Don’t forget about Mr. Sunshine!

  • KT

    Nashville beat CF? YAY!!!! I will be SO sad if Nashville isn’t renewed for a 2nd season. Best new show this season!

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