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[02/07/13 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Holds Onto Top Spot for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, february 6, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (14.178 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) as is custom was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new two-hour "American Idol" (14.178 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1).

ABC (6.876 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its mix of "The Middle" (8.412 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5), "The Neighbors" (6.330 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7), "Modern Family" (10.142 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2), "Suburgatory" (5.882 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "Nashville" (5.246 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9).

Next up was CBS (10.006 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with a repeat of "Person of Interest" (7.263 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11) followed by originals from "Criminal Minds" (11.829 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (10.927 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.020 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Whitney" (3.533 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11), "Guys With Kids" (3.186 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.186 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "Chicago Fire" (6.516 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7).

And finally, originals from "Arrow" (2.952 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and "Supernatural" (2.224 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) on The CW (2.588 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.8 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.7 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Suburgatory
+12.50% - The Neighbors
+11.11% - Arrow
+9.09% - Guys With Kids
0.00% - Supernatural
-5.56% - Nashville (vs. 1/23/13)
-7.32% - Modern Family (vs. 1/23/13)
-7.69% - Whitney
-8.00% - The Middle (vs. 1/23/13)
-10.00% - Criminal Minds (vs. 1/23/13)
-10.00% - Chicago Fire
-11.11% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 1/23/13)
-11.76% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-14.81% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Supernatural (vs. Remodeled)
+42.86% - Arrow (vs. One Tree Hill)
+36.36% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+2.22% - American Idol (vs. American Idol/Mobbed)
-11.11% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-11.54% - The Middle
-18.18% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-20.00% - Whitney
-20.00% - Guys With Kids (vs. Are You There, Chelsea?)
-20.59% - Criminal Minds
-28.00% - The Neighbors (vs. Suburgatory)
-30.00% - Suburgatory (vs. Happy Endings)
-30.91% - Modern Family
-32.00% - Nashville (vs. Revenge)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/8/12):

FOX (13.85 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) was Wednesday's top draw thanks to new episodes of "American Idol" (18.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1) and "Mobbed" (8.77 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T4).

ABC (8.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then took home the silver with fresh installments of "The Middle" (8.48 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7), "Suburgatory" (7.27 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "Modern Family" (12.85 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.5, #2), "Happy Endings" (6.90 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T4) and "Revenge" (7.58 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8).

Next up was CBS (10.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with the special "Person to Person" (6.02 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) followed by new episodes of "Criminal Minds" (13.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (11.44 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.30 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes of "Whitney" (4.07 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11), "Are You There, Chelsea?" (3.68 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11), the relocated "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (5.28 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #10).

And finally, "One Tree Hill" (1.29 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and "Remodeled" (0.71 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) on The CW (1.00 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Hill" delivered a 1.3 rating while "Remodeled" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. 1/30/12)
+33.33% - Remodeled
+22.22% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 1/18/12)
+10.00% - Modern Family (vs. 1/18/12)
+3.45% - Mobbed
+3.45% - Happy Endings (vs. 1/18/12)
+1.69% - American Idol
0.00% - The Middle (vs. 1/18/12)
0.00% - Revenge (vs. 1/18/12)
0.00% - Suburgatory (vs. 1/18/12)
0.00% - One Tree Hill
-5.56% - Criminal Minds (vs. 1/25/12)
-11.76% - Whitney
-11.76% - Are You There, Chelsea?
-18.18% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 1/25/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - One Tree Hill (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
+31.58% - Revenge (vs. Off the Map)
+25.00% - Mobbed (vs. Human Target)
+25.00% - Suburgatory (vs. Better With You)
+22.22% - Person to Person (vs. Live to Dance)
+17.39% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. Blue Bloods)
+15.38% - Whitney (vs. Minute to Win It)
+15.38% - Are You There, Chelsea? (vs. Minute to Win It)
+10.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Remodeled (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
0.00% - The Middle
-8.11% - Criminal Minds
-15.38% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-18.92% - Happy Endings (vs. Mr. Sunshine)
-27.71% - American Idol
-52.17% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Minute to Win It)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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