Wednesday Ratings: Idol Beats Survivor

American Idol finale ratings news isn’t great, but not as dire as Tuesday’s final performance show. Idol is down vs last year’s finale (3.4 11 13.61 (adjusted up to 3.6, 14.30 viewers) which was down 44% vs the previous year.

Idol actually beat Survivor in both the demo and viewers in preliminary numbers, but that could change as the Survivor winner was announced after 10 pm. Expect adjustments this afternoon.

VIA TVByTheNumbers

On FOX, the finale of American Idol earned a 2.6, up from last week’s 2.1, but down from the 3.6 adults 18-49 rating last year’s finale earned.

8:00PM

FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 2.6 9 10.14
CBS Survivor (8-10PM) 2.5 8 9.50

ABC The Middle (8-9PM) 2.0 7 7.53
NBC Revolution (Series Finale) 1.1 4 4.21
CW The 100 -R 0.2 1 0.80

9:00PM

ABC Modern Family 3.6 11 10.23
NBC Law And Order: SVU 1.6 5 6.72
CW The 100 0.5 1 1.42

9:30PM

ABC Mixology 1.3 4 4.01

10:00PM

CBS Survivor Reunion 2.0 6 7.65
NBC Chicago PD 1.6 5 6.22
ABC Motive 0.9 3 4.06

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle (season finale)
Viewers: 7.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#3)

CBS – Survivor (season finale)
Viewers: 9.06 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 9 (#1)

NBC – Revolution (series finale)
Viewers: 4.41 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – American Idol (season finale)
Viewers: 8.75 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 9 (#2)

CW – The 100 (R)
Viewers: 799,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Middle (season finale)
Viewers: 7.80 million (#3), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#3)

CBS – Survivor (season finale)
Viewers: 9.59 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#1t)

NBC – Revolution (series finale)
Viewers: 4.00 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – American Idol (season finale)
Viewers: 9.78 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#1t)

CW – The 100 (R)
Viewers: 802,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (season finale)
Viewers: 10.23 million (#2), A18-49: 3.6/11 (#1)

CBS – Survivor (season finale)
Viewers: 9.83 million (#3), A18-49: 2.6/ 8 (#2t)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (series finale)
Viewers: 5.65 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

Fox – American Idol (season finale)
Viewers: 10.36 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/ 8 (#2t)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.41 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Mixology (series finale)
Viewers: 4.01 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

CBS – Survivor (season finale)
Viewers: 9.53 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 8 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (series finale)
Viewers: 6.90 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol (season finale)
Viewers: 11.68 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.43 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Motive (season premiere)
Viewers: 4.15 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Survivor Reunion
Viewers: 8.49 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (season finale)
Viewers: 6.09 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Motive (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.98 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Survivor Reunion
Viewers: 6.82 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (season finale)
Viewers: 6.35 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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