Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'American Idol' & 'Survivor' Adjusted Up

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April 4th, 2013


American Idol, Survivor, and Modern Family were each adjusted up 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, April 2, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.1/9 11.76
CBS Survivor 2.5/7 9.25
ABC The Middle 2.0/6 7.22
NBC Dateline NBC 1.4/4 5.88
CW Arrow 0.9/3 2.92
8:30 ABC Suburgatory 1.8/5 5.83
9:00 ABC Modern Family (9-9:31PM) 4.2/11 10.88
CBS Criminal Minds 2.8/7 10.79
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.6/4 6.34
CW Supernatural 0.8/2 1.90
9:30 ABC How To Live With Your Parents -Series Premiere 2.9/8 8.44
10:00 CBS CSI 2.1/6 9.89
ABC Nashville 1.7/5 5.54
NBC Chicago Fire 1.6/4 6.37




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

  • Mike

    Idol will get better next season, it had the audience or won’t be hard to get them back

  • Alejandro

    Poor Supernatural :( Such a drop :(

  • Melissa

    Wow, Modern Family rose a full point week-to-week…

  • erwanfromfrance

    Omg !!! Great, how to live not adjusted down!!

  • Funeral Dinner

    Hopefully HTLWYP can keep up the high numbers since ABC intend airing all the episodes out of order, like they did with Apt 23.

  • Maya

    Supernatural :(

  • Robert

    Spring time numbers for Supernatural finally has arrived.

  • Michael

    Hire Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Daughtry as the panelist next season on American Idol!

  • Mike

    U suck idol… GO AWAY PLEASE

  • Alan

    @Funeral Dinner I agree! Why ABC would do that? Some episodes of Don’t Trust the B didn’t make sense at all because of the way they aired the episods.

  • DenverDean

    Duck Dynasty continues to eat away at the 10 p.m. hour.

  • Glue

    They aired the episodes of Apt. 23 out of order? I didn’t notice.

  • Tommy

    Nashville should have been adjusted down, if it scored 1.7 for first 1/2 hour and 1.5 for second 1/2 hour. Should be a 1.6?

  • Carl

    At least SPN didn’t adjust down, which I thought they might with the preemptions. Hopefully they will stay at .08 or rise somewhat when they get back from their next hiatus.

  • Carl

    @Tommy, people have said that half-hours have nothing to do with adjustments.

  • Mae

    SPN typically drops after crappy episodes, and I thought last week’s episode was crappy.

    Last night’s episode should have been split into 2 parts. Everything felt so rushed and bam, bam, bam last night. Why cram so much myth arc into a single episode? Spread it out and spare us the Krissy-esque episodes.

    I would have loved to have seen Sam explore more in Purgatory. I would have loved to have seen more Sam + Benny interaction in Purgatory. I would have loved for the second trial not to have seemed so easy. I find it hard to believe that Sam didn’t even bat an eyelash going back to hell.

    What had the potential to be a great episode was simple mediocre…and I will not even mention all the glaring plot holes.

  • Antonio

    So glad to see Modern Family back to the 4’s!!

    And I was never an American Idol fan, but wow, those drops are DEPRESSING.

  • Melissa


    Nashville should have been adjusted down, if it scored 1.7 for first 1/2 hour and 1.5 for second 1/2 hour. Should be a 1.6?

    First of all, half-hour ratings have nothing to do with the chances of an adjustment in the finals. The half-hour ratings are preliminary, and they too can change in the finals. If you’re interested in why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings, I recommend you read the explanation from TV by the Numbers (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/12/15/numbers-101-why-your-favorite-shows-ratings-get-adjusted-up-down-in-the-final-ratings/161978/).

    Second, you can’t average two rounded numbers and expect to end up with the correct result. Finally, the half-hour ratings for Nashville that you listed are wrong. The correct preliminary half-hour ratings were 1.8/1.6.

  • Fred

    So glad NASHVILLE didn’t get adjusted down. A 1.7 is fine for 10:00 program these days.
    NASHVILLE has many good qualities: good performances, fantastic music and a very sexy cast.
    ABC should give this one more time to grow.

  • CookyMonzta

    For once, I wasn’t that far off; 3.1/9 and 11.7 was my guess. Tomorrow is going to be quite creepy if I have overestimated my prediction.

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