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.

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  • JacobYates

    ABC has already put money into the show. They’ll just let it finish its run so they can make back a small amount of their investment. They’d lose more money not airing the show.

  • Freyja

    Nice job SPN, now lets carry that over to Tuesday night we can do it =)

  • Bella Bellini

    Great news for Supernatural. I’m interested to hear what the ratings for TVDs season finale will be.

  • Restless

    No it’s set by individual show and it’s not just about the 18-49 demo either.

    Arrow and Vampire Diaries, for example, sold their ads for more than Chicago Fire, CSI: NY & Rock Center. While Supernatural had the second lowest ad prices (only Nikita was lower); even Gossip Girl and 90210 with their lowly ratings had higher ad prices.

  • JacobYates

    Will you not have a poll for how Elementary will do for its season finale?

  • Match

    I love Modern Family, another great episode they had. :)

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  • Tessa

    And Supernatural finishes its season as the network’s #2 show, as it has done for so many years now. No wonder the show keeps going. The loyal viewers will follow it onto Tuesday next year as it has proven it doesn’t need a strong lead in to get the numbers it deserves.

  • Brandy

    Too bad Nashville adjusted down but still not a bad rating and it’s renewed so it dosent matter.

  • jude

    Booyah! Supernatural adjusted up! So much for Mark Pedowitz claiming that Arrow helped SPN’s ratings this year. More like SPN helped Arrow to find and partially retain an audience. Just like Smallville, SPN has been one of the shows that have been under-appreciated by the CW management. It’s interesting how the ratings for the CW practically fell off a cliff after Smallville ended. When SPN ends, God help the network!

  • Kay

    CSI,Criminal Minds,Arrow and Supernatural was all great last night and Nashville was good too. I never really got into Chicago Fire, I will be wondering how it will do against Criminal Minds 2 hour season finale next week, of course I’ll be watching it and recording Nashville..

  • Shaun

    It’s a shame Arrow didn’t rise for it’s finale although it’s always good to see one of The CW’s be adjusted up. Hopefully both shows can maintain their ratings next season.

  • leonardo

    SPN adjusted! yeah!

  • Branbran

    Poll for Greys and Scandal?
    I think it will be 3.6 and 3.4

  • Shaun

    *The CW’s shows

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Chicago Fire premiered to a 1.9 rating. It is currently at a 2. It has gone as low as a 1.4 and as high as a 2.4 rating. It has gained from its premier and is obvious no lead in dependent. SVU also surprises me. It went 1.9, 1.5, 1.9, 1.5 ratings. Strange trend.

  • Brian

    Yes Chicago Fire! Nashville ..such a bomb..should have been cancelled!

  • Restless

    Yep, yay :)
    And well the CW is still trying to give it a good leadin by pairing it up again with the most likely to work pilot, The Originals. Which, well, I didn’t want The Originals personally but they’re obviously not just throwing Supernatural or The Originals away in their attempts to grow their nights, so that’s nice, I can’t really complain.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Criminal Minds!

    I don’t watch it, but that’s nice for CF.

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