Wednesday Ratings: Idol Leads FOX to #1

Ratings from @FOX_Research

@AmericanIdol was the No. 1 program last night in Adults 18-49 (4.6/13), Adults 18-34 (3.0/10), Total Viewers (16.5 million) and all demos

#FOX was No. 1 last night in Adults 18-49 (4.6/13), Adults 18-34 (3.0/10), Total Viewers (16.5 million) and all demos #AmericanIdol

Last night, #FOX won its fifteenth consecutive Wednesday night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers

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Monday performance show The Voice (8-10 PM) 3.8 10 10.310
Monday performance show Dancing with the Stars (8-10p) 3.2 8 17.620

Idol slams both The Voice and DWTS in the demo, but the latter is the clear winner in number of viewers.

Idol is down from last week’s ratings of 4.8 14 16.890, but there could be an uptick when the final numbers come in this afternoon.

Via TVByTheNumbers


FOX American Idol (8-10 PM) 4.6 13 16.482
CBS Survivor: One World 2.6 8 9.528
NBC Betty White’s Off Their Rockers 1.6 5 5.811
ABC The Middle -R 1.3 4 4.946
CW The LA Complex -R 0.3 1 0.721


ABC Suburgatory -R 1.4 4 4.496
NBC Best Friends Forever 0.8 2 2.716

9:00 PM

ABC Modern Family -R 2.2 6 5.828
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.8 5 7.631
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 0.9 2 3.787
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.5 1 1.096


ABC Don’t Trust The B in Apt. 23 2.0 5 4.885


ABC Revenge 2.0 6 6.826
NBC Law And Order: SVU 1.6 4 6.402
CBS CSI -R 1.5 4 6.647

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  • Valentin432

    We’ll see if it has fallen from the previous week when the final updates come.
    The half hour breakdown is better than last week, good increase throughout the night.

    8:00 p.m.
    Fox – American Idol
    Viewers: 14.66 million (#1), A18-49: 4.0/13 (#1)
    8:30 p.m.
    Fox – American Idol
    Viewers: 16.66 million (#1), A18-49: 4.7/14 (#1)
    9:00 p.m.
    Fox – American Idol
    Viewers: 17.19 million (#1), A18-49: 4.8/13 (#1)
    9:30 p.m.
    Fox – American Idol
    Viewers: 17.41 million (#1), A18-49: 5.0/13 (#1)

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  • Tinawina

    Looking good this week!

    Last week we saw that the low ratings in the first half hour hurt the contestants who performed there. This week that would be Jessica, Skylar and Josh.

    Jessica and Josh arguably had their best performances in the last hour though. So I think if anyone would take a hit, it would be Skylar, whose best performance happened in the first half hour.

  • Pam

    if anyone would take a hit, it would be Skylar, whose best performance happened in the first half hour.

    I agree.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see her land in the B3 tonight because of the lower numbers earlier in the show.

  • mickeybordentwo

    My guess is the more devoted Idol fans watch all two hours, and it’s the more devoted fans that vote. If you don’t care enough to watch the whole show, why should you care enough to vote?

    And if you’re a truly devoted fan of one of the Idolettes in particular, you’re not going to turn on late and possibly miss their performance.

    So my guess is lower ratings at the start of the show won’t necessarily have a negative effect on the earlier performers.

  • Tinawina

    Normally I would agree but I suspect the contest is really tight right now, and every little bit helps. The casual vote is probably very very important at the moment.

  • Pam

    Here are last night’s final adjusted ratings from tvbythenumbers.

    American Idol was adjusted up two-tenths, while Law & Order: SVU, Survivor: One World, Off Their Rockers, and Revenge were all adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Wednesday’s preliminary ratings.

    8:00 PM FOX American Idol (8-10 PM) 4.8 14 16.870