Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'Survivor', Modern Family', 'Criminal Minds', 'CSI', 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; 'How To Live With Your Parents' Adjusted Down

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May 2nd, 2013

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American Idol, Survivor, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, The Voice and CSI  were each adjusted up a tenth while How to Live With Your Parents was adjusted down 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, May 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.9/9 11.26
CBS Survivor 2.4/8 9.25
ABC The Middle 2.0/7 7.41
NBC The Voice - Clip Show (8-9:01PM) 1.7/5 5.75
CW Arrow 0.9/3 2.89
8:30 ABC Family Tools - Series Premiere 1.5/5 5.79
9:00 ABC Modern Family (9-9:31PM) 3.6/10 9.64
CBS Criminal Minds 2.4/7 10.13
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.5/4 5.79
CW Supernatural 0.9/3 2.07
9:30 ABC How To Live With Your Parents (9:31-10PM) 2.1/6 6.20
10:00 CBS CSI 1.9/5 9.49
NBC Chicago Fire 1.7/5 6.35
ABC Nashville 1.7/5 5.27

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

  • Melanie

    Supernatural and Arrow are so perfectly matched.

  • Josh

    Nashville should have been adjusted up. Such a great episode….I knew Dante was a snake and I had a sneaking suspicion that Gunnar’s new guy friend was secretly gay. Such an awesome episode…I hope it gets back in the 2’s soon and is renewed for a second season.

  • gustavo

    The numbers are looking really thin these days.

  • Jelly86

    I hope Nashville gets cancelled. It’s one of the worst produced shows of the season. The only show worse that Nashville is Malibu Country. ABC has a lot of work to do for next season. Revenge, Once Upon A Time, DWTS, Body of Proof, Splash, The Neighbors are all doing terrible. Modern Family, Middle, Suburgatory and Grey’s Anatomy are all down. Only two shows seem to be up: Shark Tank and Scandal.

  • rob60990

    “Better Off Ted no longer has the weakest debut! Better Off Ted was awesome.”

    BOT may have had ABC’s weakest debut in viewers but not in the demo the past couple of years. Hank premiered with a 2.1 and Work It last year premiered with a 2.0. I miss it too. ;)

  • rob60990

    “I knew Dante was a snake and I had a sneaking suspicion that Gunnar’s new guy friend was secretly gay.”

    I watched half the show last night but got tired so shut it off. Too bad I did. From what I did watch, it seems they cut down on the music and upped the drama which is good.

  • Cj morton

    Hoping how to live would be worse…don’t mind the show, just thinking of Malibu Country’s prospects.

  • JacobYates

    You are spot on, agree 100%. As to how they would keep both shows, I could see ABC doing something like this:


    8:00-Last Man Standing
    8:30-The Neighbors/Malibu Country
    9:30-Malibu Country/The Neighbors

    I’m conflicted on what show gets the 8:30 time-slot.

    On the one hand, Neighbors is a Family show, so an earlier time-slot would benefit it in that regard. Plus the transition to Friday could hurt the show and LMS would be a solid lead-in.

    On the other hand, MC already performed decently enough at 8:30 and was compatible with LMS. A time-slot shift could hurt MC but I think Suburgatory would fair well enough on Fridays to serve as a lead-in for MC.

    Shark Tank should go to Thursdays in front of Grey’s Anatomy.

  • Sara

    The Middle sucks
    ABC should just cancel it already

  • Danimals

    Modern Family’s rating would of been higher if it weren’t for the middle.

  • catsrule

    @Glue: I think they should keep The Middle – Suburgatory pairing together because they are very compatible.

    I don’t! I am a fan of The Middle but don’t care for Suburgatory. Something quality should be placed at 8:30. I wouldn’t mind Malibu Country airing there, it would make the perfect pairing.

  • catsrule

    @Danimals: Modern Family’s rating would of been higher if it weren’t for the middle.

    Nonsense. There’s a whole half hour between The Middle and Modern Family. The Middle doesn’t affect MF’s ratings at all…

  • catsrule

    @Sara: The Middle sucksABC should just cancel it already

    No it doesn’t. The Middle is easily the best current sitcom. You’re probably a bitter Happy Endings fan. Now there’s a show that sucks!

  • Ariel

    I found the episode of Supernatural dull, I got to get out of the room for few moments during the episode, but the end was good to the next.

  • Cass

    Surprised Nashville did not adjust down. People in droves tuned out in the second half hour.

    That’s not how adjustments work. The average of the half-hours in the preliminary ratings give you the preliminary average. This is the average of the half-hours in the final ratings. They are two different things. Click on the link in the post above to see “why adjustments occur” for more information.

  • Cass

    It’s impressive how little Supernatural has fluctuated in its ratings this season. Never more than two or three tenths in either direction, I think. I’ve read many people’s fantasy schedules where they break up Arrow & Supernatural to have both anchor new shows but I don’t think the CW ought to risk their one solid successful night. Not for at least another season once they’ve stabilized Thursdays with TVD and TO (assuming it works out).

  • Rebecca

    I’m glad The Middle is still doing okay. Best family comedy of the week, every week IMO. As far as ABC comedies go…I don’t like Suburgatory – it’s okay but it’s not a must see for me. I like Happy Endings but am prepared for it to not return. The Neighbors is fun, and How To Live is growing on me (the only times I don’t like it are when Sarah Chalke talks too fast and when Perkins and Garrett talk at the same time over each other’s lines. They do make me laugh though). Maybe Family Tools will grow on me, too, but so far I like all the other shows more. But I’ve always liked Kyle (from Worst Week, another show I liked), Leah Remini and JK Simmons – maybe the show will get better. I’ll keep watching. Modern Family still has its moments, and the only other ABC comedy for me is Last Man Standing.

  • rob60990

    “Modern Family’s rating would of been higher if it weren’t for the middle.”

    You keep trying to bother me trashing my show and fail EVERY time. You only make yourself look like an idiot. :D

  • Pavelsauce

    I want to know what you’re smoking, so I can tell my local representatives to ban it.

  • The End

    @Richard Steven Hack
    @As for Stephen Amell, I at first thought he also wasn’t particularly good,

    You didn’t mention The Undertaking either. Were you as underwhelmed by it as I was? The show is decent but I expected something more than killing everyone in The Glades with an unknown device. Seemed kinda cliche.

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