Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 7, 2010.
With "Human Target" and a shocking "American Idol" results show both controlling their respective hours, FOX had little trouble winning Wednesday night in most key measures.
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 4.3 rating, topping the 2.6 rating for CBS and NBC's 1.9 rating. ABC was fourth in the key demographic with a 1.5 rating, beating the 1.0 rating for The CW.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 13.67 million viewers to go with an 8.0 rating/13 share. CBS' 6.2/10 was second. NBC's 4.2/7 and the 3.0/5 for ABC followed. The CW trailed with a 1.5/3.
FOX started the night in first with a 4.7/8 for "Human Target," which also won the hour in the key demo with a 2.2 rating. CBS' "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Accidentally on Purpose" both averaged a 4.0/7 for CBS (with "Accidentally" improving on its lead-in in the key demo). NBC's "Minute to Win It" had a 3.6/6 for third, edging out ABC's repeats of "Modern Family" and "The Middle." The CW's new "America's Next Top Model" did a 2.3/4 for fifth.
"American Idol" had an 11.3/18 for FOX in the 9 p.m. hour, also doing a 6.5 rating in the key demo. CBS' "Criminal Minds," featuring Forest Whitaker auditioning for a spinoff, did a 7.7/12 for second. NBC's repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" beat the 2.9/5 for repeats of "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" on ABC. New episodes of "Fly Girls" and "High Society" had a 0.8/1 for The CW.
In the 10 p.m. hour, CBS' "CSI: NY" did a 6.8/12, beating the 5.6/10 for NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," which each show doing a 2.5 rating in the key demo. ABC's "Ugly Betty" was third with a 2.8/5.

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.