TV Ratings: 'American Idol' gives FOX easy Wednesday win
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, March 14, 2013.
The first night of the "American Idol" season 12 finals led FOX to a comfortable win on a Wednesday night when most of the competition was repeats.
For the night, FOX averaged a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49, and 13.08 million viewers overall. Thanks to a new "Survivor," CBS finished second (2.0, 8.22 million), followed by ABC (1.2, 3.95 million), NBC (1.1, 3.81 million) and the CW (0.4, 1.51 million).
8 p.m. -- The first hour of "Idol" cruised to victory with a 3.4 demo rating and 12.31 million viewers. CBS was second with "Survivor" (2.5, 9.55 million), followed by a repeat "The Middle" and a new "The Neighbors" on ABC (1.4, 4.71 million), a "Whitney" original/repeat combo on NBC (1.0, 2.98 million) and an "Arrow" repeat on the CW (0.5, 1.68 million).
9 p.m. -- "Idol" (3.8, 13.86 million) crushed all comers, followed by a "Criminal Minds" repeat on CBS (1.8, 7.28 million), repeats of "Modern Family" and "Suburgatory" on ABC (1.5, 4.36 million), a "Law & Order: SVU" repeat on NBC (1.0, 2.98 million) and a "Supernatural" rerun on the CW (0.4, 1.35 million).
10 p.m. -- Reruns as far as the eye can see, with CBS' "CSI" (1.7, 7.84 million) doing better than both NBC's "Chicago Fire" (1.1, 3.84 million) and ABC's "Nashville" (0.7, 2.77 million).
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