TV Ratings Wednesday: 'American Idol' & 'CSI' Up, 'Modern Family' & 'How To Live With Your Parents' Slide + 'Survivor' Ties Low

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April 11th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.2/9 2.6/7 2.3/6 1.6/5 1.0/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.5/5 1.7/6 1.5/5 0.7/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.988 10.455 7.087 3.842 4.119 1.379


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

On FOX, American Idol  earned a 3.2, up a tenth from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor earned a series low-tying 2.4, down a tenth from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds garnered a 3.0, up two tenths from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49. CSI notched a 2.4, up three tenths from last week's 2.1 among adults 18-49.

On ABC, The Middle was even with last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Suburgatory scored a 1.7, down a tenth from last week's 1.8 18-49 rating. Modern Family garnered a 3.8, down four tenths from last week's 4.2 among adults 18-49. How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) notched a 2.5, also down four tenths from last week's premiere 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville earned a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.2, down two tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, April 10, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.2 9 11.98
CBS Survivor: Caramoan 2.4 8 9.15
ABC The Middle 2.0 6 7.42
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 4 5.26
CW Arrow -R 0.4 1 1.56
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.7 5 5.55
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 3.8 10 10.22
CBS Criminal Minds 3.0 8 11.29
NBC Law & Order: SVU -R 1.0 3 3.99
CW Supernatural -R 0.4 1 1.19
9:30PM ABC How to Live With Your Parents 2.5 7 7.31
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.4 7 10.93
ABC Nashville 1.8 5 6.01
NBC Hannibal -R 0.9 3 3.10

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • 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," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • eridapo

    Per Marc Berman

    Surv 2.3 8.95 / 2.6 9.34
    CM 2.9 11.19/ 3.0 11.39/
    CSI 2.4 11.04/ 2.3 10.82

    Idol 2.7 10.43/ 3.3 12.19/ 3.3 12.46/ 3.3 12.87

    Dateline 1.2 5.02/ 1.3 5.49

    Nash 1.9 6.17 /1.7 5.84

  • Anonymous

    Very good for a hannibal repeat.

  • Dan

    How to Live With Your Parent and Nashville still are not bad for their respective timeslots, I believe both will be renewed.

  • Eric Robinson

    A rerun of Hnannibal got a 0.9? That’s pretty good. Hopefully the next episode will get above a 1.6…

  • Markitos

    Good for Nashville :D

  • Ted Craig

    I didn’t want to judge it last week because of the shift, but those Suburgatory numbers are not great. I thought it was underperforming this year because it was on at the wrong time.

  • omabin

    Wow at CSI! The amount of crossed audience it has with Chicago Fire is incredible. I think one of the two should move next season. Pretty good for How to Live with Your Parents. It went down 4 tenths, but considering that so did Modern Family, I say it is doing above expectations. Also, I think Suburgatory at 8h30 just helps the block more than the neighbours. I may be wrong but I expect the block’s numbers to fall once the family tools take over

  • Cyrax86

    No Chicago Fire helped Nashville!

  • NBC Fan

    Modern Family still beats Idol

  • Brandy

    Yay Nashvilles up!

  • Survivor

    Last night’s episode of Survivor had one of the most memorable Tribal
    Council sessions in the history of the series.

    It’s too bad that this season got off to such a ridiculously slow start.
    I hope that it’s not too late to rebound.

  • Juan

    Yay nashville, up is up

  • Max Vrany

    Survivor: 2.3/2.6
    Dateline: 1.2/1.3
    Arrow [R]: 0.5/0.4

    Idol: 2.7/3.3/3.3/3.3

    Criminal Minds 2.9/3.0
    SVU [R]: 0.9/1.0
    Supernatural [R]: 0.4/0.4

    Nashville: 1.9/1.7
    CSI: 2.4/2.3
    Hannibal [R]: 1.0/0.9

  • I Like The Middle

    Another great episode of “The Middle!” Clever writers are managing to fit in a storyline for every member of the cast for multi-generational appeal.

  • Max Vrany

    Criminal Minds beats both NCIS’s.

  • DW

    take that daylight savings. :)

  • Charmed

    Yay Nashville, I can see a renewal!

  • Nick

    At least Idol was up. lol. But jesus christ, Nicki is ruining this show, and Mariah needs to stop rambling for every single contestant. The singers were great (well, except the one male contestant), but the judges are what’s ruining the show.

  • bjssp

    Gotta hope Hannibal holds up tonight, although I’d really love for an increase. Even .1 would make me smile.

    Question: is it too much to expect NBC to rerun the series Fridays at 10:00? It makes sense to assume Fashion Star is dead, so why not ship that to Saturdays or burn it off over the summer and shift Rock Center or Dateline to 8:00? Seems like it would be a simple way to help the network for the future without much short-term sacrifice.

  • Chuck_T

    I wonder how Hannibal will do with its competition being reruns.

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