Fast National ratings for Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Airing without Olympics competition, "American Idol" was flat among young viewers and rose slightly overall, leading FOX to primetime wins on Wednesday night.
"Idol" was able to hold off a solid premiere for CBS' latest "Survivor" installment, though it lost to "Modern Family" among young viewers in their head-to-head half-hour. ABC couldn't top FOX for that hour, though, because in one of the season's least surprising developments, "Mixology" didn't do a particularly good job of holding onto its lead-in. It should be noted that "Modern Family" was also very low for the night, so comparing "Mixology" to other Wednesday 9:30 comedies that had better lead-ins might not be especially illustrative.
Meanwhile, NBC didn't get a very good return from "Revolution," the numbers were better for "Law & Order: SVU" and particularly "Chicago PD" later in the night.
"Revolution," "Nashville," "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" all tied series lows last night, but "Mixology" was the only show to deliver an actual series low. [Yes. That was a wee joke.]
On to the numbers...