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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'American Idol', 'CSI' 'Criminal Minds' & 'Survivor' Hit Lows, Soft Premiere for 'Family Tools', 'Nashville' Ties 'Chicago Fire'

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May 2nd, 2013

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Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.8/8 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.6/5 1.4/4 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.2/4 1.5/5 1.1/4 1.3/5 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 11.075 9.447 6.570 5.881 3.442 2.462

Note: Adults 18-49 usage was down -4% from 8-10PM versus last week.

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

On FOX, American Idol earned a 2.8, down 15 percent from last week's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, and an all time Wednesday low for the series.

On CBS, Survivor scored a series low 2.3 down 21 percent from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds earned a series low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 21 percent from a 2.9 on April 10. CSI garnered a series low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 2.4 on April 10.

On ABC, The Middle scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating even with its performance on April 10. The premiere of Family Tools earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 12 percent from a 1.7 for the Suburgatory finale and down 26 percent from a 1.9 for the timeslot premiere of The Neighbors on October 3, 2012. It was ABC’s lowest rated comedy debut ever. Modern Family garnered a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 8 percemt from a 3.8 on April 10. Your predictions were too optimistic. How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) notched a 2.2 up 47 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from a 1.8 on April 10. Your predictions were accurate.

On NBC, The Voice clip show garnered a 1.6 up 19 percent from Dateline’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating in the time period last week. Law And Order: SVU earned a 1.5 down 21 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 6 percent from a 1.6 on April 4.

On The CW, Arrow earned a 0.9 down 10 percent from last week’s 1.0 Adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural notched a, 0.9 down 10 percent from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

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Overnight ratings for Wednesday, May 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.8/8 11.08
CBS Survivor 2.3/7 9.07
ABC The Middle 2.0/7 7.27
NBC The Voice - Clip Show 1.6/5 5.57
CW Arrow 0.9/3 2.81
8:30 ABC Family Tools - Series Premiere 1.5/4 5.77
9:00 ABC Modern Family 3.5/10 9.54
CBS Criminal Minds 2.3/7 9.97
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.5/4 5.72
CW Supernatural 0.9/2 2.12
9:30 ABC How To Live With Your Parents 2.2/6 6.25
10:00 CBS CSI 1.8/5 9.31
NBC Chicago Fire 1.7/5 6.35
ABC Nashville 1.7/5 5.30

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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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

 

  • · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

 

  • · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

 

  • · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

 

  • · At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

 

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  • danny94

    Not Bad For Nashville only down 1 tenths from its last original episode.

  • Gabe

    Man, what’s going on with the ratings lately? Is everyone just watching cable/online now? It’s one after another series low for several shows lately.

  • charmedcraft

    That’s strange; the spoiler tv site shows 1.0 for Arrow.

    Either way, still good for Arrow & SPN (with possible adjustments up).

  • forg

    wow Survivor down six tenths from last week!

    With almost all down, glad Middle held its 2.0 for the 3rd straight episode.

    Sucks that MF is down but at least it was not as low as 3.2, like it got when it return from hiatus a month ago.

  • mayorofsmpleton

    glad Nashville was decent. Only a few episodes left. It’s hard to imagine it being canceled at this point. Unless it bottoms out in 3 episodes to a 1.4 it’s coming back. Hopefully it moves nights though. I think it would do better on Sunday at 10.

  • senor chang

    @eridapo
    thanks for the clarification. it’s funny how Nashville/CF’s halves reversed, lol. I wonder if one of them could have tied CSI with a stronger lead-in?

  • zth

    I guess Simon Cowell was right after all when he said X-Factor would soon dominate American Idol. Too bad for him that that’s because AI is falling hard while XFactor is very low too.

  • JR35

    Modern Family also on the downswing- what happened to the days of 4? TV in general continues its ratings decline.

  • catsrule

    The Middle beat The Voice!

  • hello

    Woah at Criminal Minds, there must an outside reason for that

  • Dan S

    For what it’s worth in Seattle Survivor was bumped to cover Mayday riots. It’s been rescheduled for 7pm tonight so not sure if it’ll make any difference.
    I see How To Live bounced back to 2.2 while Nashville tied the already renewed Chicago Fire at 1.7. I expect both ABC shows to return in the fall.

  • zth

    @catsrule:

    The Voice was a clip/ recap show. There were maybe a couple of minutes of new content.

  • Mon

    Good job for The Middle! I thought it was going to hit lows against a bunch of reality shows. Arrow and Supernatural held up pretty well too. Ouch at CBS. CSI episode was a snoozefest.

  • Cougar Town Forever

    AI is crashing and burning. Wonder what they will do to try and revive it next season. Clearly, the new judges this season have made the situation worse, not better.

    That number for HWTLWYPFTROYL (I think I got that right) is pretty impressive. Lock for renewal. I watched two episodes and didn’t care for it, but what do I know.

    Watched the first 10 min of Family Tools. That show is hopeless. So painfully bad.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I AM SO HAPPY NASHVILLE didn’t take too bad of a hit i’m also surprised that NASHVILLE skews younger than Chicago Fire. I really wish that NBC moved Revolution next year or put CF after THE VOICE. The show would actually do well for them. Maybe CF 9pm Tuesday and Parenthood 10pm? Parenthood has proved it can hold it’s own and I think NASHVILLE would hit 2′s again and so would CF because I am sure that females are not watching one live over the other.

    Nahville had yet another amazing episode last night and they are setting up tons of great storylines for the season finale and I can’t wait for it. I am so happy it is maintaining somewhat okay-ish numbers. *Spoiler* Saw the Jay Hernandez thing right away but wow the Gunner/Will thing DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!

    Nice to see Chicago Fire is doing well, too! I watch that one too and like it but NASHVILLE live!

    I think ABC so throw Subergatory to Fridays and see what happens keep the PERKINS comedy there.

    What the heck happened with SURVIVOR? AI got a hit from that stupid VOICE special..I MEAN HOW MUNH IS NBC GONNA CRAM THIS SHOW IN A WEEK????

  • Fred

    The Voice really took a bite out of Idol. Hate when I see 2 similar programs on at the same time.
    What will happen to Idol when Voice begins airing non-clip shows against it?

    NBC hurt X Factor last year when they aired the Voice against it for a week or two.

    Same will happen to Idol.

  • BenA

    @Dante
    Chicago Fire actually went up from April’s episode. That’s a good rating considering it went a 4-week hiatus. If any show needs to be talked about, it’s Family Tools hands down. That rating is pretty bad!

  • Dante

    Law And Order: SVU earned a 1.5 down 21 percent from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 6 percent from a 1.6 on April 4.

    I know I might be grasping at straws here but at least CF went up from the last episode, even if the uptick was next to nothing, right?

  • ryan

    Chicago Fire doesn’t even remotely deserve a spinoff.

    Hopefully Arrow, Supernatural, and Criminal Minds adjust up.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    To those thirsting for half hour ratings, drink! Drink!

    8:00PM H/P 29.0
    THE MIDDLE ABC 2.0
    SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN CBS 2.2
    THE VOICE NBC 1.5
    AMERICAN IDOL 12 FOX 2.4
    ARROW CW 1.0
    8:30PM H/P 32.4
    FAMILY TOOLS ABC 1.5
    SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN CBS 2.4
    THE VOICE NBC 1.7
    AMERICAN IDOL 12 FOX 2.9
    ARROW CW 0.9
    9:00PM H/P 35.0
    MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.5
    CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.4
    LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VIC NBC 1.5
    AMERICAN IDOL 12 FOX 2.9
    SUPERNATURAL CW 0.9
    9:30PM H/P 36.7
    HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PAR ABC 2.2
    CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.3
    LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VIC NBC 1.5
    AMERICAN IDOL 12 FOX 3.1
    SUPERNATURAL CW 0.9
    10:00PM H/P 35.7
    NASHVILLE ABC 1.8
    CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTI CBS 1.8
    CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6
    10:30PM H/P 34.1
    NASHVILLE ABC 1.5
    CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTI CBS 1.8
    CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8

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