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.

  • Ted Craig


    Last year, Suburgatory equaled new episodes of The Middle and rose against repeats. Expectations were higher. It will be renewed, but, as noted earlier, it seems ABC execs wanted it to grow into a show that could lead off a night.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Thanks @Tony JJ

    I didn`t know that the decision came from the show I just figured another move by ABC. I`m all for it if it`s to keep the quality of this show where it`s been at all season.

  • Gary A

    Just a comment:

    Back in the olden days of television ( when there were just 3 networks !! )and serialized shows were major hits ( Dallas, Dynasty, Knots landing, et al ), networks were smart enough to know that they didn’t repeat well and they actually paid for more new episodes per season to avoid that exact situation. Dallas and Dynasty used to produce 30 new shows at their peak.

    Of course, that was then and this is now. It’s just one more example of how the networks have continually shot themselves in the foot over the past decades.


  • carbar

    What’s the deal on “Chicago Fire?” Had no interest in it, had a friend
    talk me into watching just 1 epi, & had to go back to view other episodes available “On Demand. Great show!!! And that chief is sexy as umph! LOL

  • Melanie P.

    @BBFan, how can you call Suburgatory a flop when your beloved Nashville has new eps that average around a 1.7? Hilarious!!

  • Carl

    @Mickey 1.0, Robbie Thompson wrote the SPN episode. It was one of my favorites this season (or the last 2-3 seasons) so I’m glad it repeated well.

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