TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Nashville', 'Chicago P.D.' and 'Law and Order: SVU' Rise as 'Super Fun Night' & 'Suburgatory' Hit Lows

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January 30th, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.8/10 1.6/4 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.8/8 1.1/3 1.2/4 0.9/3 1.2/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 12.40 6.51 5.18 7.50 3.233 2.187

Note: CBS and The CW were preempted in several markets due to NBA & NCAA Basketball coverage. Ratings for the CW and CBS may be inflated and subject to more than the typical adjustment in the finals.

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

On FOX American Idol earned a 3.8, down two tenths from last Wednesday's 4.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Revolution tied its season low with a 1.3, down two tenths from last week's  1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Law & Order: SVU scored a 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Chicago P.D. garnered a 1.7, up a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Suburgatory garnered a series low tying 1.5, down three tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Super Fun Night scored a series low 1.3, down four tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville earned a 1.5, up a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials  scored a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last year's special.

On The CW, Arrow scored a 1.0, up a tenth from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Tomorrow People earned a 0.6, up a tenth from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, January 29, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.8 10 12.40
CBS Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 1.9 5 9.52
ABC The Middle -R 1.5 4 5.80
NBC Revolution 1.3 4 5.13
CW Arrow 1.0 3 2.73
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.5 4 5.05
9:00PM ABC Modern Family-R 1.9 5 5.99
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.9 5 7.54
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.3 3 6.61
CW The Tomorrow People 0.6 2 1.64
9:30PM ABC Super Fun Night 1.3 3 3.88
10:00PM NBC Chicago PD 1.7 5 6.88
ABC Nashville 1.5 4 5.20
CBS CSI -R 1.1 3 6.36

-via NBC press note:


In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
  •  At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.


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. For more information see Numbers 101and Numbers 102.

  • Seriously?

    I read this website all the time and a lot of the comments as well. I never comment myself just because I do not have anything to really offer that everybody hasn’t already said. I am, however, getting on here today because I can’t keep quiet any longer about Dante. What a complete, life failing D-bag. The end.

  • @Dante

    Dante is the only reason I read the comments!
    I love his/her excessive trolling, over-hatred for NBC and the pre-written flaming posts for anything that has Chicago in it :D Well done, sir, you win the trolling award of the year (which is quite an honor, we’re still in January). Looking forward to your posts (and the people angrily responding to you) every single day!

  • Chase

    Last night was the best episode of the TTP. I now hope it’s renewed and I get to see the TTP take down ULTRA!:)They really need to have Estrid in more episodes and I’m excited Luca is finally getting his powers, so good!

  • Refrain


    I would say Nashvilles chances are reasonable. It depends on if ABC want to show mercy to the show. It’s not dead but could go either way.


    janus and refrain revolution could pull only these numbers against a repeat and a commercial show and on one of the coldests nights of the yr, you expect it to be better in the spring?

  • Ike

    Dante, honest question: What the heck does “Puh” mean, as seen in your posts when you type “Chicago PuhD”? Is that English? I’m genuinely very curious. Thanks in advance.

  • Pamela

    Thanks Refrain ! This season has rocked and I really enjoy Avery/Juliet and Deacon/Rayna !

  • Refrain


    Solid as a rock for overall viewers for 13 episodes, minor dips in the key 18-49 demo. No reason to assume it can’t recover a little and get over the renewal line. Call me optimistic.

  • Refrain


    No problem, sit back and enjoy the show, and you’ll hear one way or another in April/May if it’s renewed or not.

  • Eve

    REVOLUTION, WHYYYYYYY? Damn it. Nice numbers for SVU and Chicago PD.

  • Adir

    Yesss TTP !! <3

  • Kza95

    @Dante ok idk wats wrong with u mentally or watever,really I’m not gonna say I care because all u do is come on here and spew made up nd fabricated statistics about the 2 Chicago shows…I mean why do u care,wat makes u hate it so much is it something dick wolf did to u(it’s obviously something cuz u just won’t drop it)on top of that u don’t even know how the tv ratings work,I don’t spend my life analyzing this stuff but I know both shows are fine(there not my favorite shows but there consistently entertaining)nd they put up strong ratings.I never post comments like this but u just are so annoying,I mean from time to time I come to check how my shows are doing nd see wat people think but instead I have to see ur stupid rants.


    Idol is still doing very well and again it’s 13th season. U tell me a show doing these numbers and it’s stabilizing. How the ratings are impacted is how much people love the talent of this season.


    I like Chicago pd but its not pulling better numbers than revolution did its first year .. and imagine next year .. as for revolution I love it too but if I had to pick between the two as a viewer I would hope revolution gets a third season even if its a filler half season

    heres to wishful thinking

  • Dante


    You know when something smells real bad and you say “PU”… Well, Chicago PUHd. I add the H for effect. So, it is more like PUHHHH- as in, it stinks really bad.

    And Chicago MISfire…well, that’s self explanatory.

    Hey, at least I’m more creative than the people who just add flop to everything.

  • Slim Shady

    Hey Dante, lets put your money where your mouth is.

    I’ll bet you $1,000 that Chicago Fire and Chicago PD are renewed for a season 3 and 2 respectively.

    I’ll make it more interesting for you; I’ll give you 10 to 1 odds.

    Let me break it down. If either show is cancelled, one or the other, YOU RECEIVE $10,000.

    This is not a joke. In fact, save your money. If I win, you just have to shut your mouth and never show your lame, copy n paste ass on this site again.

  • Evan Evans

    Given what Dante says about the Chicago shows I actually was curious and gave CPD a watch it’s actually a pretty decent show, not gonna win any Emmys, but it’s enough to be entertaining.


    refrain, keep hope alive. like i said it would be a basic 2 yr renewal and i dont see it sorry. by the way im a scy fy fan

  • Pamela

    Thanks Refrain ! I am really enjoying Avery/Juliet and Deacon/Rayna .

  • Kissan

    @Joe Daniels

    Modern Family repeat didn’t beat SVU. They tied in demo but SVU beat it in viewers. They probably messed up the table.

    @Dante-You folks do realize Chicago PuhD was up against a repeat on CBS, right?

    Yes we all know that. Who gives a damn. It was up against Horror Story finale and Duck Dynasty, so whats your point?

    @Dante-Nashville nearly tied it(could do so in finals)and it lost from SVU.

    Trust me, Nashville isn’t gonna adjust up and CPD isn’t adjusting down. And who cares if it lost from SVU, at least it went up. Why do you care?

    @Dante-As a show that is in its FIRST season, why would NBC renew it?

    Cause its a midseason show holding good against competition and not losing much from its lead in. It was also the 5th highest rated show of the night out of 14 shows. They did it with Chicago Fire last season, they’ll do it with this one. Like I said earlier, why do you care?

    @Dante-They already see what renewing a non-hit does by simply looking at Chicago MISfire.

    If Chicago Fire is a non hit, how come it can do a 2.0 or sometimes even more without The Voice? On January 2nd 2013, Chicago Fire did a 2.4 at 10 pm…without The Voice.

    @Dante-instead of banking on shows that are BARELY doing above the network average.

    If your’re talking about NBC shows that are barely doing above the network average, you should be looking at the whole NBC Thursday lineup, Revolution and Dracula. You should NOT be looking at the second and fourth highest rated shows on NBC.


    You are such a douche…

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