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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Modern Family', 'Chicago Fire' & 'The Middle' Up, 'American Idol' & 'Arrow' Flat + 'Supernatural' Dips

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May 16th, 2013

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Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.6/8 2.0/6 1.9/6 1.6/5 1.4/4 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.5/5 1.1/4 1.1/4 1.2/4 0.7/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.337 6.374 7.941 6.334 3.364 2.508


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

On FOX, American Idol matched last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.
So You Think You Can Dance earned a 2.3, up four tenths from yesterday's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Criminal Minds was even with last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. CSI garnered a 2.0, down two tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline earned a matched its last Wednesday original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Law And Order: SVU earned a 1.5, down four tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire scored a 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle scored a 1.9, up a tenth after last week's  season low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Family Tools matched  last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 premiere. Modern Family garnered a 3.5, up two tenths from last week's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) matched last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville scored a 1.8, up two tenths from last week's 1.6, adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Arrow matched last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural notched a 0.9, down a tenth from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

 

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Overnight ratings for Wednesday, May 15, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 2.9 10 11.57
ABC The Middle 1.9 7 6.60
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 5.78
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.0 3 3.87
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.65
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8:30PM ABC Family Tools 1.2 4 4.51
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.1 4 3.92
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9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 3.5 10 9.75
CBS Criminal Minds 2.5 7 10.31
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.3 6 7.11
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.5 4 6.35
CW Supernatural 0.9 3 2.36
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9:30PM ABC How To Live With Your Parents 2.0 5 6.16
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10:00PM CBS CSI 2.0 6 9.62
NBC Chicago Fire 1.9 5 6.87
ABC Nashville 1.8 5 5.61

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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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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

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Definitions: Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • BigBrotherFan

    Alex

    Umm..Are you being sarcastic? because the Good Wife did just fine there for two seasons.

  • Ted Craig

    @Alex

    In ABC’s defense, How to Live was supposed to debut much earlier in the year. That’s why it had one of the network’s Oscar tie-in episodes. That plan fell apart when HE and A23 crashed, ruining plans for a Tuesday night comedy block.

  • Ted Craig

    @BigBrotherFan

    Go read the CBS schedule thread.

  • bjssp

    @Alex:

    Seriously, it’s being speculated that CBS might in fact cancel POI before its next season begins, sort of like NBC did with Last Caller this season.

  • fred

    Not according to other sites/fans etc.
    A fact isnt a fact til it happens.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Ted Craig

    Sorry..I missed a lot of that because the only network I really care about is ABC.

  • lostboy

    I am a Revolution Fan and know CF is out performing it. This sucks Revolution is getting real good, and because of the first 10 episode cable like experiment and the writing, man NBC major mistake. POI fans look out for CF. Why can’t Elizabeth Mitchell just do family drama or a comedy and keep away from Syfy. Sawyer would say SOB.

  • bjssp

    @lostboy:

    Revolution does have a few things going for it. Next week, Castle isn’t there and some show called Motive is instead. The week after that, H50 won’t be new, either. And before this, other networks will finally be done with their shows at different times, giving The Voice less competition and possibly making it a better lead-in. Plus, WB has a deal with Netflix to (prominently?) feature it over the summer, giving it a solid platform to gain new viewers.

  • MichaelChickless

    Criminal Mimes did okay with the poor lead-in.

    CSI didn’t end its thirteenth (!) season too badly.

    SVU isn’t looking very robust in comparison to Chicago Fire.

    Could the next X Factor possibly have Randy, Paula, and Simon?

  • Alex

    @bjssp
    Person of Interest to get Southlanded?

  • Alex

    @MichaelChickless
    Could the next X Factor possibly have Randy, Paula, and Simon?

    Could it? Yes. Will it? No.

  • Rebecca

    Come on, don’t suggest PoI gets cancelled….are you just baiting poor Petar now? While I don’t watch NCIS or PoI, I think CBS will own Tuesdays as long as those two shows (forget NCIS:LA) air on that night.

  • bjssp

    @MichaelChickless:

    Survivor certainly isn’t what it once was, but it usually comes in no worse than second in its time slot. How’s that so terrible?

    @Alex:

    I just made that bit about POI up…to play with Petar a little. I thought that was obvious, lol.

  • Rebecca

    @Amanda (or Sara, or Bill, or Robert),
    Now that all the network schedules are out, will there soon be a long schedule grid on this site so we can see all the shows and their timeslots for the week in general (for fall)?

  • Alex

    @bjssp
    I know. I wasn’t being serious either.

  • Felipe Nikita

    Arrow was awful like usual last night

  • MichaelChickless

    @bjssp
    Posted May 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM
    @MichaelChickless:
    Survivor certainly isn’t what it once was, but it usually comes in no worse than second in its time slot

    Where did I say anything about Survivor?

    @Alex
    Posted May 16, 2013 at 10:45 AM
    @MichaelChickless
    Could the next X Factor possibly have Randy, Paula, and Simon?
    Could it? Yes. Will it? No.

    Thanks for the inside info, chief.

  • bjssp

    @MichaelChickless:

    You said CM had a poor lead-in…

    @Alex:

    Oh, my bad.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Forget the ratings, who’s the hot piece of ass hanging from the chains? I need to start watching whatever show that is. lol

  • MichaelChickless

    ibjssp
    Posted May 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM
    @MichaelChickless:
    You said CM had a poor lead-in…

    Yes, a repeat of 2BG. Did I miss something where Survivor was actually on last night instead of the two 2BG repeats?

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