Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol' & 'Survivor' Adjusted Up

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April 18th, 2013

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American Idol and Survivor 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 17, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.4/10 12.71
CBS Survivor 2.7/8 9.99
ABC Suburgatory 1.5/5 5.33
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2/4 5.01
CW Arrow - R 0.4/1 1.58
8:30 ABC Suburgatory -Season Finale 1.7/5 5.45
9:00 ABC Modern Family -R (9-9:31PM) 2.0/5 6.43
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.6/4 6.88
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 1.1/3 4.49
CW Supernatural- R 0.5/1 1.42
9:30 ABC How To Live With Your Parents (9:31-10) 2.0/5 6.06
10:00 CBS Elementary - R 1.3/4 6.41
NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.9/3 3.54
ABC Nashville - R 0.8/2 2.89

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

  • Michael

    Not surprised by the slight increase with American Idol. The Top 5 ladies are very talented.

  • taylor

    wow no adjustment for SPN! or how to live steady at that 2.0 !

  • Michael

    Wow, Supernatural repeats really well! Lol, it does better/ties with new episodes of half of the programming of the CW.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Wow. No big adjustments for NBC or the CW

  • Anyanka

    Elementary repeat looks better now. 1.3 out of CM’s 1.6 instead of the original 1.2 out of CM’s 1.7, with both CF and Nashville adjusting down a tenth to help Elementary win the time-slot.

  • Lucy

    I saw SPN first half hour was a 0.6 then 0.5. Nice

  • Jamie

    Wow at Supernatural. They should air two hour repeat blocks over summer.

  • rob60990

    I have a feeling Suburgatory will be held until midseason so ABC can launch a new comedy on Wednesday. They were probably testing it at 8 to see if it can lead off an hour but it can’t.

    Why does ABC insist on constantly airing reruns of Nashville? Do they not care it brings down the show’s average and also the night average?

  • Restless

    Cool for Supernatural. Would not have expected the LARPing episode to repeat better than average like that. Probably bodes well for next week’s new episode, which also features Felicia Day again.

  • John A

    Wow Spn repeat matches HOD and beats losers Nikita and 90210.

  • John


    I think they’re hoping that by airing reruns after a show getting a 2.0 that they can try to get more viewers for a show that really is only doing average

  • Michael

    I think we’ve seen more repeats of Nashville than new episodes.

  • TV Gord

    rob60990, ABC is holding back Nashville because there are only four episodes left and they want as many of them airing during May sweeps as possible.

  • AAA

    Yay for SPN. Just get Jensen all dressed up and no one will be able to switch the channel. LOL

  • taylor

    stupid question but whats may sweep”s ?

  • rob60990

    @TV Gord, I already know that. In my opinion ABC should just air comedy reruns there. Heck, they should have shown another new episode of How to Live With Your Parents followed by a Modern Family rerun. Would have pulled double what Nashville rerun did.

  • JR35

    Idol also benefited some from lack of competition (i.e. all repeats during 9 p.m. hour)- and even with that, it was up just two-tenths.

    Next Wednesday, ABC is still in repeats from 8-9:30. But on Thursday, CBS comedies return to new episodes. So we’ll see if it can hold at its current level.

  • Ram510

    Suburgatory should be concerned especially if they get a 3rd season. Look at recent history with ABC and 3rd season comedies not named The Middle or Modern Family. They screw tem over like Cougar Town and Happy Endings. That’s of course after they spend a good amount of the second season moving it around or ending the season early.

    The I ly thing is with Suburgatory unlike CT and HE, I can’t see any cable net wanting to pick it up. ABC should just save them the headache and cancel.

    ABC will most likely want to premiere at least one new comedy on Wednesday and if How to Live holds up they will probably leave it on Wednesday leaving Suburgatory to fend for itself on another night. We all have seems how that worked out for CT HE and even Apt 23. Again I I was Suburgatory I would be worried

  • harry

    good job How to live with your parents , please rise next week and become a hit!!!

  • Jeff Probst

    Yay! Go Survivor! Always adjusted up :D

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