Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
"American Idol" was up week-to-week and even though it lost to "Modern Family" among young viewers, it still carried FOX to Wednesday night wins in most key measures.
On a night of only minor movement, "Criminal Minds," "CSI" and "Nashville" were all up a little, while "Survivor," "Suburgatory" and "How To Live With Your Parents" all posted declines.
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 3.2 rating for Wednesday night, tops in the key demographic. CBS was second with a 2.6 key demo rating, beating ABC's 2.3 key demo rating. There was a big drop to NBC's 1.0 key demo rating and to the 0.4 key demo rating for The CW.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 11.99 million viewers and a 7.4 rating/12 share for the night, edging out CBS' 6.7/11 and 10.455 million viewers. ABC was third with a 4.6/7 and 7.09 million viewers, which was well ahead of NBC's 2.9/5 and 4.12 million viewers. The CW averaged 1.38 million viewers and a 0.8/1 for a night of repeats.
[Univision averaged 3.84 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 for Wednesday night.]
8 p.m. - "American Idol" started primetime in first with 11.31 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 for FOX. CBS' "Survivor: Caramoan" averaged 9.145 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo rating for second. ABC was third with "The Middle" (7.42 million and a 2.0 key demo rating) and "Suburgatory" (5.555 million and a 1.7 key demo rating). NBC's "Dateline" averaged 5.26 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating, with The CW's repeat of "Arrow" trailing with 1.56 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo.
9 p.m. - FOX stayed in first for the 9 p.m. hour with 12.67 million viewers and a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 for the second hour of "American Idol." CBS' "Criminal Minds" was second overall with 11.29 million viewers and a close third with a 3.0 key demo rating. ABC's "Modern Family" (10.22 million and a 3.8 key demo rating) and "How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest of Your Life)" (7.31 million and a 2.5 key demo) were both down from last week. NBC's repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" averaged just under 4 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. The CW's "Supernatural" repeat averaged 1.19 million and a 0.4 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - With "Chicago Fire" off for the night, CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" got a solid bump to 10.93 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Nashville" also rose with 6.005 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating. NBC aired an encore of the "Hannibal" pilot and drew 3.1 million viewers and a 0.9 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.
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.