Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Chicago Fire', 'Modern Family', 'American Idol', 'Criminal Minds' & 'Supernatural' Adjusted Up; 'Nashville' Adjusted Down

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May 16th, 2013

Chicago Fire

Modern Family was adjusted up two tenths, American Idol,Criminal Minds , Supernatural and Chicago Fire were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49, while Nashville was adjusted down a single tenth 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 15, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 3.0 10 12.11
ABC The Middle 1.9 7 6.76
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 5.79
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.0 3 3.80
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.77
8:30PM ABC Family Tools 1.2 4 4.54
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.1 4 3.91
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 3.7 10 10.03
CBS Criminal Minds 2.6 7 10.56
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.3 6 7.01
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.5 4 6.48
CW Supernatural 1.0 3 2.31
9:30PM ABC How to Live With Your Parents 2.0 5 6.14
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.0 6 9.53
NBC Chicago Fire 2.0 6 6.90
ABC Nashville 1.7 5 5.56

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

  • Zoniako

    Go Chicago Fire!!! :D

  • Alejandro

    The table still says 0.9 for Supernaturals Demo

  • Bobby

    Yes Chicago Fire!

  • reedmac

    I thought SPN adjusted up?

  • rob60990

    Chicago Fire beat both Revolution and Grimm which both had The Voice lead-ins.

    Great for Modern Family but ABC please pull Family Tools next week.

  • Pepper

    Great for SPN! I hope it can stay at those levels on Tuesday!

  • JacobYates

    @Bill or @Anybody who can answer

    I’ve always wondered if networks get paid according to their scripted average, or according to the actual ratings their shows get? For instance, does a 1.0 on the CW make as much money as a 1.0 on CBS or does it make the equivalent of a 2.4 on CBS?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy


    I thought SPN adjusted up?

    It did! Missed a key, my bad!

  • Wright

    Go SPN!!!!

  • Mark Wood

    Love seeing that 1.0 for SPN.

  • Ashley

    And one last time, SPN beats Arrow. Nice job, boys!

  • iMember

    I don’t watch Chicago Fire, but NBC definitely seems to have found a nice quiet hit for them! That’s great. :)

  • TheFrenchGuy

    Is that low for CSI considering it was the Season Finale ?

  • Dante

    Chicago Fire has such bizarre ratings. It can go from a 1.5 to a 2.0 within 3 weeks, despite competition from CBS/ABC or not. I have no clue what to attribute it to because it is NOT procedural and you do need to watch weekly to know some of the stories.

  • j

    It probably depends on a number of factors. Like, if all the CBS 18-49ers are skewed to the 49 side vs. CW’s 18-ish side, CW’s would probably be more valuable. While if the CBS audience is more male, that’s probably more valuable since men are harder to get. If a show is only watched by super-poor people, that’s not as valuable as a show watched primarily by rich people.

  • John A

    Great for Spn. Arrow should have hit a 1.0 too since it was its finale. Great for Chicago Fire.

  • Angela

    Poor Arrow!

  • k:Alex

    Chicago Fire #1 NBC scripted show.
    At the beginning of the season, I tough it would be a 1.5 show and Revolution was the hit. Nice twist.

  • Zach D

    Good job Modern Family!

  • Paulo PT

    How L&O: SVU will stay in this timeslot next season? NBC is blind?!

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