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.

  • Skylar James

    where can I see the network rankings for each show?

  • Unknown

    Shame about Arrow since it’s a way better show than supernatural except the first two seasons I had a hard time watching that crap finale.

  • Maya

    Supernatural adjusted up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes I’m so happy!

  • Ana

    @ Paulo PT

    I totally agree with you. SVU is a show typical 10 hours. Because of its subject. SVU is the most abused of the NBC show. I think this is his last season. Love the show. Great stories, great acting.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Bill Gorman

    Surfing the web I just read a “Don’t Cancel Smash” freak suggesting NBC have a new Sunday line-up of Harry’s Law, Smash, and GCB.

    Unless I missed it, I think we are due for The Stages of Grief posting for fans of cancelled shows. Even though they seem to ignore it anyway.

    I wonder if there could be a “they changed the time spot of my favorite show, the steps to acceptance and adaptation”, thread. It seems to have come up recently with (head) explosive results from the city of Sofia ;-)

  • CyndiBindi76


    If you watched the finale of S8 but admit that you’ve not enjoyed it since S1 and S2? Does that mean you’ve been watching SPN for 6 years without enjoying it?

  • Dochas

    Supernatural just makes me smile.

  • NBC Fan

    @Jacob Yates

    They could easily preempt the Family Tools next week for a Modern Family repeat and then have originals return on May 29.

  • snoot

    Dang, was hoping The Middle would go up to a 2.0

  • tad

    way to go supernatural.and liked the arrow finale too.

  • Dahne

    Arrow was hands-down the best finale so far this season of the shows I watch. I hope people catch up with it in the fall. Anyone who likes action and heart and has not seen the Arrow finale should do so even if they don’t normally watch the show.

  • Tuesday

    Supernatural makes me a proud mom!

  • charmedcraft

    So good for SPN.
    Still good for Arrow.

  • Casey

    Sorry but that show is a mess. I’m all about Walking Dead.

  • Casey

    Chicago Fire makes me miss Third Watch a bit, but still a good show. I’m glad its getting its ratings.

  • Michael

    I’m so anxious about Scandal tonight and to see the glorious ratings!

  • Dochas

    I love the SPN move to Tuesday’s behind The Originals. I’m going to give that show a chance. IMO, Joseph Morgan is a much better actor than Stephen Amell and it will make it easier for me to watch. Not to forget, Daniel Gillies. Arrow is a decent show but the credit for that goes to the insane action choreography and the supporting characters. Namely Diggle and Felicity.

  • Michael

    Going to be interesting to see the growth of Arrow next season. The show is already below a 1.0 (first season), will it see a growth spurt next season or decline? Time will tell.

  • Michael

    I know acting is a non-factor for the CW, but Stephen Amell is a terrible/robotic actor.

  • lostboy

    Now we know why Cfire getting a spin off. Might check out the show on Netflix. This. Is not good. For revolution. Wtf/Sob oh y can’t. Juliet get a show with decent ratings
    Fire her manager. The. End

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