Wednesday Ratings: American Idol Hits an All-Time Series Low

Yikes. American Idol took a steep fall this week, hitting an all-time series low. Stick a fork in Season 12. It’s dead. All of our shows took a hit this week, including Survivor (another series low) and Nashville (down from it’s last new episode in April).

VIA TV By the Numbers

On FOX, American Idol earned a 2.8, down 15 percent from last week’s 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, and an all time Wednesday low for the series.

On CBS, Survivor scored a series low 2.3 down 21 percent from last week’s 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Voice clip show garnered a 1.6 up 19 percent from Dateline’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating in the time period last week.

Nashville scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from a 1.8 on April 10.

8:00

FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.8/8 11.08
CBS Survivor 2.3/7 9.07
ABC The Middle 2.0/7 7.27
NBC The Voice – Clip Show 1.6/5 5.57
CW Arrow 0.9/3 2.81

8:30

ABC Family Tools – Series Premiere 1.5/4 5.77

9:00

ABC Modern Family 3.5/10 9.54
CBS Criminal Minds 2.3/7 9.97
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.5/4 5.72
CW Supernatural 0.9/2 2.12

9:30

ABC How To Live With Your Parents 2.2/6 6.25

10:00

CBS CSI 1.8/5 9.31
NBC Chicago Fire 1.7/5 6.35
ABC Nashville 1.7/5 5.30

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 7.27 million (#3), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#3)

CBS – Survivor: Caramoan
Viewers: 8.87 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#2)

NBC – The Voice (clips show)
Viewers: 5.50 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 9.40 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.83 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Family Ties (series premiere)
Viewers: 5.77 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#4)

CBS – Survivor: Caramoan
Viewers: 9.26 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#2)

NBC – The Voice (clips show)
Viewers: 5.65 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 10.90 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.78 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 9.53 million (#3), A18-49: 3.5/10 (#1)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 9.92 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.66 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 11.68 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#2)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 2.13 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Family Tools (series premiere)
Viewers: 6.25 million (#3), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 10.01 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 5.78 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 12.32 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/ 8 (#1)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 2.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 5.54 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1t)

CBS – CSI
Viewers: 9.35 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1t)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.18 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 5.06 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#3)

CBS – CSI
Viewers: 9.27 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1t)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.52 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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