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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'American Idol' Down, 'The Middle' & 'Revolution' Flat + 'Suburgatory' Hits Low

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March 13th, 2014

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Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.3/7 1.8/6 1.5/5 1.0/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/7 1.3/5 1.3/5 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.11 10.19 5.92 5.60 2.77 0.945

FOX was number one in adults 18-49 while CBS led with total viewers.

Note:  CBS had preemptions/delays due  to ACC and SEC basketball from 8:00-9:00PM.  Expect adjustments in the finals.

On FOX American Idol earned a 2.4, down three tenths from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Survivor earned a 2.5, up a tenth from last week's  2.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Criminal Minds garnered a 2.3, down three tenths from last week's 2.6  adults 18-49 rating. CSI notched a 2.0, up three tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle matched last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Suburgatory scored a series low tying 1.4, down three tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family garnered a 3.3, down a tenth from last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Mixology scored a series low 1.5, down two tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Nashville garnered a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Revolution matched last week's series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Law And Order: SVU matched week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago P.D . earned a 1.6, up a tenth from its series low with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, March 12, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor 2.5 8 9.86
FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.4 7 10.11
ABC The Middle 1.9 7 7.17
NBC Revolution 1.3 4 4.69
CW Arrow -R 0.4 1 1.20
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8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.4 5 5.18
9:00PM ABC Modern Family 3.3 10 9.08
CBS Criminal Minds 2.3 7 10.72
NBC Law And Order: SVU 1.6 5 6.25
CW The Tomorrow People -R 0.2 1 0.69
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9:30PM ABC Mixology 1.5 4 4.22
10:00PM CBS CSI 2.0 6 10.00
NBC Chicago PD 1.6 5 5.85
ABC Nashville 1.4 4 4.93

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-via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

 

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Tonight,” 1.4/6; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

 

  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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 Seth Meyers" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 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 and a 0.4/3 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.

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. For more information see Numbers 101and Numbers 102.

 
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