Jennifer Lopez of "American Idol"
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FOX won Wednesday night easily with another bloated two hours of "American Idol
," which was up slightly from last week in the key demo.
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 4.9 rating among adults 18-49. CBS was a distant second with a 2.6 rating, followed by ABC's 2.4 rating in the key demographic. NBC was far back with a 1.1 rating, while The CW averaged a 0.4 key demo rating.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 16.38 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/15 share for Wednesday primetime, beating CBS' 6.5/10 and 10.4 million viewers by a wide margin. ABC averaged a 4.4/7 and 6.92 million viewers for third, still way ahead of the 2.8/4 and 4.24 million viewers for NBC. The CW averaged 988,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.
[Univision averaged 3.75 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for Wednesday primetime.]
8 p.m. -
"American Idol" won the 8 p.m. hour for FOX with 15.62 million viewers and a 4.7 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' "Survivor
: One World" averaged a low 9.63 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating. ABC's "The Middle" (7.04 million and a 2.1 key demo) and "Suburgatory" (6.11 million and a 2.1 key demo) were also on the low side. NBC was fourth with "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (6.16 million and a 1.6 key demo) and "Best Friends Forever" (an anemic 2.635 million and 0.9 key demo). The CW's "America's Next Top Model
" averaged 945,000 viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
- FOX stayed in first for the 9 p.m. hour with 17.14 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49 for "American Idol." CBS was second overall with the 11.77 million viewers for "Criminal Minds," which was second with a 3.0 key demo rating. ABC was third overall and second in the key demo with "Modern Family" (10.25 million viewers and a 4.1 key demo rating) and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
" (6.98 million viewers and a 2.9 key demo rating). [That was ABC's best retention out of a new "Modern Family" in that slot since last April. It's unclear if there was any impact from "Apartment 23" screening two episodes on Hulu already.] NBC's "Rock Center" averaged 2.75 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating, beating the 1.03 million viewers and 0.5 key demo rating for The CW's "America's Next Top Model."
10 p.m. - CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" closed primetime with a sluggish 9.8 million viewers and 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Revenge" clip show averaged 5.57 million viewers compared to the 5.415 million viewers for NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," as both shows tied with a 1.6 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.