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Primetime Ratings, Wednesday, 5/1/13

Family Tools

FOX won Wednesday via American Idol, film at eleven.

American Idol's dominance continues despite a steadily downward ratings trajectory, with last night seeing a four tenths drop, setting an all-time low for a Wednesday broadcast. Survivor fell five tenths to its own new series low of 2.4. Criminal Minds did the exact same thing right after, falling five tenths and hitting a series low of 2.4. CSI fell 25% to (what else) a series low of 1.9. Wow, that's harsh.

ABC's The Middle matched its last new episode. The series premiere of the new comedy Family Tools didn't do well, falling 12% from what the Suburgatory finale drew recently, and over 25% from what the premiere of The Neighbors drew in the same slot back in October. This gives Tools' debut the dubious distinction of being the lowest rated comedy premiere in network history. Modern Family fell three tenths to a 3.5., and has has really been on the downward slide as of late. In the early part of the season, Family was regularly getting 4.5's and occasionally even 5.0's. How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life) managed to recover nicely from last week's precipitous drop, climbing up nearly 50%. Nashville dropped a single tenth.

NBC's broadcast of a The Voice clip show was up four tenths from what Dateline posted in the same slot last week. Law & Order: SVU fell right back down after a decent rise last week. Chicago Fire rose one tenth from its last new outing. The CW's Arrow dropped a single tenth, as did Supernatural.

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions

8PM

FOX - American Idol (N) - 2.9 - 9 - 11.26

CBS - Survivor (N) - 2.4 - 8 - 9.25

ABC - The Middle (N) - 2.0 - 7 - 7.41

NBC - The Voice (Clip Show) - 1.7 - 5 - 5.75

CW - Arrow (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 2.89

8:30PM

ABC - Family Tools (Series Premiere) - 1.5 - 5 - 5.79

9PM

ABC - Modern Family (N) - 3.6 - 10 - 9.64

CBS - Criminal Minds (N) - 2.4 - 7 - 10.13

NBC - Law & Order: SVU (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 5.79

CW - Supernatural (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 2.07

9:30PM

ABC - How To Live With Your Parents (FTROYL) (N) - 2.1- 6 - 6.20

10PM

CBS - CSI (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 9.49

NBC - Chicago Fire (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 6.35

ABC - Nashville (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 5.27

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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Written by: Michael Stevenson
May 2nd, 2013, 8:04 am

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