Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'American Idol', 'The Voice', 'Family Tools', 'Survivor' & 'Supernatural' Adjusted Up

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May 9th, 2013


Modern Family was adjusted up two tenths, American Idol, The Voice , Survivor, Family Tools and Supernatural 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, May 8, 2013:

Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.9 8 11.11
NBC The Voice 2.8 8 8.92
CBS Survivor: Caramoan 2.6 8 9.51
ABC The Middle 1.8 6 6.80
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.62
ABC Family Tools 1.2 3 4.48
ABC Modern Family 3.3 9 9.02
CBS Criminal Minds 2.5 7 10.08
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.9 5 6.91
CW Supernatural 1.0 2 2.07
ABC How to Live With Your Parents 2.0 5 5.90
CBS CSI 2.2 6 9.82
NBC Chicago Fire 1.8 5 6.89
ABC Nashville 1.6 4 5.38

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

  • Linda

    Supernatural got 2.07 viewers again. That’s what they had last week as well.

  • Cass


    Shocking. Except not at all. I guess we’re in for another two seasons of CM. :)

  • Mark Wood


    And Modern Family does much better then the voice in adults 18-34, as the number one network show in that demo, and that as well as the 2 hour idol impacts SPN. Criminal minds scores better here then Survivor, ect.

  • Cass

    @Bella Bellini
    Yes, there have been complaints about the writing this season. But it’s still MUCH better than season 4 of The Vampire Diaries.

    Supernatural and TVD have had reverse trends. The first half of TVD until the midseason finale was great. I think the second half has left such a bad taste in fans’ mouths that they forget that. Whereas SPN’s first half limped along until it was rejuvenated story-wise by the Men of Letters reveal. It hasn’t taken full potential of that retcon yet but I feel hopeful for the first time about season 9.

  • Mi

    @Mark Wood MF is a half hour long show. The total hour on ABC had lower average than MF alone. We also all know that people watch live reality shows more that they watch serialized shows.

  • Percysowner

    I really despise this season of Supernatural, BUT I’m also really glad for all the people who are enjoying it. I’ll watch the finale and then I’ll have to see. In any case, I know the show will go on and I’m glad for the cast and crew and the viewers who are happy.

  • rob60990

    At least MF adjusted up 2 tenths. Family Tools should be pulled already.

  • Wright

    I’m so happy for SPN!!!!

  • Mae

    Whoa, good for SPN! With the viewership numbers, I was really not anticipating an upwards adjustment.

  • Fred

    I really thought the live edition Voice would hurt Idol more than it did.
    I guess Idol still has some juice in it.

  • rob60990

    While The Voice definitely beat the 8pm portion of American Idol, I was expecting The Voice to still average higher. AI is far from dead but FOX seems desperate if they are supposedly getting rid of all the judges. Randy Jackson confirmed he’s leaving. Maybe he’ll go to X Factor with Simon.

  • Lukes

    Supernatural really is resilient

  • Michael

    Simon needs to forget about hiring big profile names (obviously) that formula isn’t working, rehire the old gang for X Factor. Paula Abdul has been unemployed, since her dance show got canceled.

    American Idol should hire 3 past AI alumni contestants, a judges.

  • Ultima

    ABC is starting to kill pilots. Rabbit feet, voodoo charms, etc. ;)

  • Brendan

    Maybe Supernatural is attracting more viewers because of the TNT reruns every morning from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Because the show was never promoted we’ll on TV. but it is very popular online. I really think there are more fans out there for this show than people realize. Everyone does not get the CW on TV. I think the majority watches online.

  • Dahne

    Count me as one of the masochists walking away from Supernatural and its canon-trashing show runner and terrible writing team. Season 8 is worse than the last half of season four for me. By far the worst SPN has ever been.

    Still I am always happy to see it do well and wish the cast and crew the best of luck. I know it is going to season 10 (and hopefully season 11) but for me, Supernatural ends in season 7 as I will be wiping this season from my mind.

  • rob60990

    “ABC is starting to kill pilots. Rabbit feet, voodoo charms, etc.”

    lmao, about time ABC started!

  • JR35

    Michael- Paula Abdul was on X-Factor after her dance show tanked. :) But, it was just for the one season, and her groups fared badly.

  • israelCD

    Supernatural BOW TO YOU !!!


    That’s really really bad ratings for idol a week before its grand finals ouch. No wonder fox wants to clean house it needs a huge jumps tart. I think Angie will win but wouldn’t mind kree I hated her getting bussed for Candice. the voice did solid numbers for a show not in usual times lot that’s solid against idol. They have a solid top 12.

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