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

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April 4th, 2013

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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.

 
  • simon

    Idol is the only reality that made superstars, its best show competition ever!

    CARRIE UNDERWOOD will be performing tonight her new single SEE YOU AGAIN! Cant wait!

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Bill, Robert, or Sarah:
    I know that the Big Bang Theory is the #1 comedy, but what is second?
    I know it’s between Modern Family and Two and a Half Men. Modern Family has been between a 3.2 and a 5.4 this season. Two and a Half Men has been between a 3.3 and a 4.5. I’m sure Modern Family wins with Live+7 but do you know live ratings?
    Thanks

  • Mon

    Impressive comeback for Modern Family. The Middle is still solid. Suburgatory did fine. It will be renewed and should stay at 8:30.

    American Idol did poorly. Last year April 4, it was able to pull 4.9/14 and 17 million viewers. What a collapse.

    CSI did ok though last year, it did 2.9/8. It fell really hard. Maybe because of Duck Dynasty? I just saw DD got only a 0.9 last year. Last night it got 3.7. WOW! Criminal Minds got a 3.0/8 same night last year.

  • Alex J

    I agree with the apt23 comments.
    I usually dont see the problem with sitcoms airing episodes out of order, but it was really jarring when we have every other episode June had a job, looking for a job, working at the coffee shop. Then the next episode was always different.

    But again, this might not be a heavy serialized series with a big overarching story.

  • Wright

    SPN deserves a higher rating. The episode was great.

  • Melissa

    @Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Bill, Robert, or Sarah:
    I know that the Big Bang Theory is the #1 comedy, but what is second?
    I know it’s between Modern Family and Two and a Half Men. Modern Family has been between a 3.2 and a 5.4 this season. Two and a Half Men has been between a 3.3 and a 4.5. I’m sure Modern Family wins with Live+7 but do you know live ratings?
    Thanks

    I’m not Bill, Robert, or Sara, but I can answer your question. Season-to-date, Modern Family is averaging a 4.4 L+SD adults 18-49 rating, which is ahead of Two and a Half Men’s current 3.9 average.

  • Abe

    I was hoping for an adjustment for Supernatural. Such amazing episode deserved better. One of the best of the season, IMO. Some people are harping on the “plot holes”, but Season 8 is already full of them, especially the ones written by Carver himself. His whole season plot is a plot hole, lol. Last night episode was great, mytharc episode full of action, full of emotion. I agree that it should have been split in 2, though.

  • Carl

    What I’m hoping some of this will teach the show is that you can have a few more myth arc episodes per season. There is always a litany of complaints about myth arc episodes – “it’s not about Sam and Dean!” “It should be like the old days when they were in the car hunting wendigos and ghosts!” “I’m so sick of those angels!” and I think that pushes the show toward limiting the number of them. There’s no harm in having, say, 2-3 more myth arc episodes per season. Or even have an episode split into two, where Sam solves a case and Dean is involved with the myth arc.

    I’ve enjoyed a great deal of this season, but the whiplash between myth arc overload and MOTW stopgap episodes is starting to become a strain on viewers and on the show’s narrative.

  • Melissa

    @Mon

    American Idol did poorly. Last year April 4, it was able to pull 4.9/14 and 17 million viewers. What a collapse.

    For American Idol’s two years-ago telecast (4/6/11), the show pulled a 7.3 A18-49 rating. 7.3 to 4.9 was a larger drop digit-wise (-2.4 points) than this year’s drop (-1.8 points), but percentage-wise, 4.9 to 3.1 is a bigger drop (-37%) than 7.3 to 4.9 (-33%).

  • zilla-rilla

    @Bill
    Do you have any clue as to why ABC airs episodes of comedies out of order? I know it’s really rare for them to do it with dramas because it will screw with continuity (although they did on Hart of Dixie last year) – but even comedies these days have an air of continuity to them… so what is the point of doing this? This could be a question you can’t answer, as you’re not ‘in their minds’, but any insight would be appreciated.

  • Fred

    American Idol is not the train wreck people make it out to be. I actually watched several shows this season. Not much worse than in past seasons.
    Truth is, Simon Cowell is the best judge and I am very surprised his X FACTOR hasn’t done better. The performances of X FACTOR were no better or worse than VOICE or IDOL. Each show has good singers.
    Next season will most likely be the last chance for X FACOTOR and perhaps IDOL as well.

  • Brandy

    Yay for Nashville not adjusting down!

  • Rebecca

    The planned airings of the How To Live episodes go: 1, 6, 5, 4, 7, 8, 11 and 12. Out of order some, but not too bad. And the pilot airs again this Saturday. Mindy was a little out of order this season, too (the episode where Mindy got the old nurse back aired later than an episode where she was already working for the medical office again), but it was still easy to follow. Hopefully the HTL eps will be easy to follow.

  • omabin

    I agree with how annoying it is to air comedies out of order. It really frustrated me in Apartment 23. Why would they do that? CBS has also done that with H50 I think, although I could not tell on that one.

  • Max Vrany

    @zilla-rilla, ABC can do what ever they want. It’s their network.

    Sometimes the shows produce episodes intended to air on specific nights, even if that means airing out of order.

  • Mark

    They also aired the first season of Happy Endings out of order.

  • rob60990

    Wow at Modern Family going up a whole point in 1 week. That’s insane. I guess the better lead-in and lead-out helped.

  • Samunto

    ‘How to live’ was suprisingly nice. I expected worse.

    Idol is dead. Trust me, no A-List musician will want to join that series again. The new shiny kid here is The Voice. And just like it has happened in lots of Europe, it’s happening in American. The Voice killing local versions of Idol & X Factor!

  • IWillBreakYourFruitSnacks

    Sorry to see Supernatural dip after sticking at the 1.0 mark for a few weeks, but who knows why shows rise and fall sometimes. If I had to guess, it might be a result of last week with all those annoying children being emo and annoying. I hate when SPN does teenager themed crap. This week’s show was fun though, so it’s too bad it dropped.

  • Bob

    American Idol is 12 years old. Look at Law and Order SVU as an example. They are posting very low numbers. You can’t have 30 million views for 12 years. It just doesn’t happen. I doubt highly that Big Bang Theory, Modern Family or Two and a Half Men will make it to 12 years. 12 YEARS PEOPLE and you guys are bashing American Idol. Really???

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