For the sixth straight week, American Idol brought FOX the victory in all measures. I'm beginning to sense a pattern here.
Speaking of which, AI only barely rose from last week's eleven year low, this time drawing the smallest audience since July of 2002. Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites saw a small rise from last week's season premiere, which was the lowest rated debut episode in series history. Criminal Minds followed this up by matching its series low, although 2.7 is still pretty darn good as far as series lows go. Thankfully for CSI, the veteran procedural climbed up 21% from last week's dismal 1.9.
ABC's comedy line-up also experienced a good bump up from last week, with The Middle and The Neighbors both rising double digits. Modern Family also rose a tenth. The lone drop, Suburgatory, still only fell a small amount. A 20/20 Oscar Special fell 28% from last week's episode of Nashville that aired in the same time period.
NBC had its usual bad Wednesday, with Whitney falling to a series low. Guys With Kids rose 10% from last week, but still only pulled down a 1.1. Law & Order: SVU rose 13% as well, but still only posted a 1.7. demo. Chicago Fire was the lone bright(?) spot, matching last week's 1.9. I've said this before, and I'll probably say it again after this. When the formerly dominant NBC's entire nightly line-up comes in below a 2.0, it's time for drastic changes to the schedule.
As for the C-dubs, Arrow and Supernatural both fell to an 0.9, with Arrow taking an 18% drop. Fans have nothing to worry about though, as both shows have already been picked up for next season.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
FOX - American Idol (N) - 4.1 - 11 - 14.24
CBS - Survivor (N) - 2.5 - 7 - 9.45
ABC - The Middle (N) - 2.2 - 7 - 8.17
NBC - Whitney (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 3.26
CW - Arrow (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 3.12
ABC - The Neighbors (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 6.29
NBC - Guys With Kids (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 2.96
ABC - Modern Family (N) - 3.9 - 10 - 10.57
CBS - Criminal Minds (N) - 2.7 - 8 - 10.74
NBC - Law & Order: SVU (N) - 1.7 - 4 - 5.71
CW - Supernatural (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 2.22
ABC - Suburgatory (N) - 2.0 - 5 - 5.89
CBS - CSI (N) - 2.3 - 7 - 10.54
NBC - Chicago Fire (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 6.42
ABC - 20/20: Mad About Oscar - 1.3 - 4 - 4.98
Source: Nielsen Media Research