Wednesday Ratings: American Idol Final Ratings Sink

The American Idol season 11 final  earned a preliminary rating of  4.2 last year, which was an all time low for a performance final at that time. Now compare that to Season 12’s 2.9 rating, and we’ve descended into the sub-sub basement of ratings hell. S11 averaged 14m viewers, s12 nearly 12m.

So You Think You Can Dance rose nevertheless, thanks to the Idol lead in.  Nashville rose too, so that’s good news over at ABC.

Modern Family won the night with a 3.5 rating.

VIA TVByTheNumbers

On FOX, American Idol matched last week’s 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. So You Think You Can Dance earned a 2.3, up four tenths from yesterday’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville scored a 1.8, up two tenths from last week’s 1.6, adults 18-49 rating.

8:00PM

FOX American Idol 2.9 10 11.57
ABC The Middle 1.9 7 6.60
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 5.78
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.0 3 3.87
CW Arrow 0.9 3 2.65

8:30PM

ABC Family Tools 1.2 4 4.51
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.1 4 3.92

9:00 PM

ABC Modern Family 3.5 10 9.75
CBS Criminal Minds 2.5 7 10.31
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.3 6 7.11
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.5 4 6.35
CW Supernatural 0.9 3 2.36

9:30PM

ABC How To Live With Your Parents 2.0 5 6.16

10:00PM

CBS CSI 2.0 6 9.62
NBC Chicago Fire 1.9 5 6.87
ABC Nashville 1.8 5 5.61

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 PM

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 6.600 million, A18-49: 1.9/7

CBS – 2 Broke Girls (R)
Viewers: 3.868 million, A18-49: 1.0/3

NBC – Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.523 million, A18-49: 1.2/4

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 10.450 million, A18-49: 2.6/9

CW – Arrow (season finale)
Viewers: 2.598 million, A18-49: 0.9/3

ION — WWE Main Event
Viewers: 1.276 million, A18-49: 0.4/1

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8:30 PM

ABC – Family Tools
Viewers: 4.513 million, A18-49: 1.2/4

CBS – 2 Broke Girls (R)
Viewers: 3.921 million, A18-49: 1.1/4

NBC – Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.033 million, A18-49: 1.3/4

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 12.682 million, A18-49: 3.1/10

CW – Arrow (season finale)
Viewers: 2.710 million, A18-49: 0.9/3

ION — WWE Main Event
Viewers: 1.207 million, A18-49: 0.4/1

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9:00 PM

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 9.745 million, A18-49: 3.5/10

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 10.170 million, A18-49: 2.5/7

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Viewers: 6.053 million, A18-49: 1.4/4

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 7.551 million, A18-49: 2.3/7

CW – Supernatural (season finale)
Viewers: 7.311 million, A18-49: 0.9/3

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9:30 PM

ABC – How to Live With Your Parents (For The Rest of Your Life)
Viewers: 6.159 million, A18-49: 2.0/5

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 10.451 million, A18-49: 2.5/7

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Viewers: 6.656 million, A18-49: 1.6/4

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 6.663 million, A18-49: 2.3/6

CW – Supernatural (season finale)
Viewers: 2.415 million, A18-49: 1.0/3

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10:00 PM

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 5.813 million, A18-49: 1.9/5

CBS – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season finale)
Viewers: 9.852 million, A18-49: 2.1/6

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.889 million, A18-49: 1.9/5

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10:30 PM

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 5.415 million, A18-49: 1.6/5

CBS – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season finale)
Viewers: 9.385 million, A18-49: 1.9/6

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.850 million, A18-49: 2.0/6

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