Wednesday Ratings: American Idol Stays Steady. Down in Double Digits From Last Season

Ratings are in from TVByTheNumbers:

American Idol was steady with a 6.0 adults 18-49 rating and if past history is a guide, will likely be adjusted up a tenth in the final national numbers. Steady is better than down and the 6.0 beat the combined English language broadcast competition at 8pm. But that was still down 28% versus the fourth Wednesday telecast last year which averaged an 8.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 24.1 million viewers, though it’s important to note that was a two hour telecast and the second hour is always higher rated than the 8pm hours in those telecasts.

Here are the numbers across the board:


FOX American Idol 6.0/17 18.94
ABC The Middle 2.6/8 8.48
NBC Whitney 1.5/4 4.07
CBS Person to Person 1.1/3 6.02
CW One Tree Hill 0.7/2 1.29


ABC Suburgatory 2.5/7 7.27
NBC Are You There, Chelsea? 1.5/4 3.68


ABC Modern Family 5.5/14 12.85
CBS Criminal Minds 3.4/9 13.61
FOX Mobbed 3.0/8 8.77
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 1.1/3 5.28
CW Remodeled 0.4/1 0.71


ABC Happy Endings 3.0/7 6.90


CBS CSI 2.7/7 11.44
ABC Revenge 2.5/7 7.58
NBC Law & Order: SVU 2.2/6 6.74

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