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[05/22/14 - 03:56 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "American Idol," "Modern Family" Close Season on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for wednesday, may 21, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 44 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

American Idol (8:00, 126 Minutes) - FOX
10.525 million viewers, #1; 3.364 million adults 18-49 (2.65 rating), #2

Modern Family (9:00) - ABC
10.452 million viewers, #2; 4.722 million adults 18-49 (3.72 rating), #1

Survivor: Cagayan (8:00, 133 Minutes) - CBS
9.585 million viewers, #3; 3.260 million adults 18-49 (2.57 rating), #3

The Middle (8:00, 60 Minutes) - ABC
7.848 million viewers, #4; 2.622 million adults 18-49 (2.06 rating), #5

Survivor: Cagayan - The Reunion (10:00) - CBS
7.143 million viewers, #5; 2.382 million adults 18-49 (1.88 rating), #6

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (9:00) - NBC
6.388 million viewers, #6; 1.997 million adults 18-49 (1.57 rating), #8

Chicago PD (10:00) - NBC
6.274 million viewers, #7; 2.026 million adults 18-49 (1.60 rating), #7

NBA Playoffs: Thunder at Spurs - TNT
5.711 million viewers, #8; 2.795 million adults 18-49 (2.20 rating), #4

Motive (10:00) - ABC
4.319 million viewers, #9; 1.087 million adults 18-49 (0.86 rating), #12

Revolution (8:00) - NBC
4.128 million viewers, #10; 1.371 million adults 18-49 (1.08 rating), #10

Mixology (9:30) - ABC
4.040 million viewers, #11; 1.646 million adults 18-49 (1.30 rating), #9

American Pickers (9:00) - History
2.931 million viewers, #12; 0.807 million adults 18-49 (0.64 rating), #13

Down East Dickering (10:00) - History
2.005 million viewers, #13; 0.721 million adults 18-49 (0.57 rating), #16

Catfish: The TV Show (10:00) - MTV
1.737 million viewers, #14; 1.213 million adults 18-49 (0.96 rating), #11

NBA Pre-Game - TNT
1.567 million viewers, #15; 0.729 million adults 18-49 (0.57 rating), #15

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.530 million viewers, #16; 0.380 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #31

The 100 (9:00) - CW
1.460 million viewers, #17; 0.596 million adults 18-49 (0.47 rating), #19

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.445 million viewers, #18; 0.410 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #29

NHL Playoffs: Kings at Blackhawks - NBCSN
1.438 million viewers, #19; 0.645 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #18

Deal with It (10:30) - TBS
1.300 million viewers, #20; 0.753 million adults 18-49 (0.59 rating), #14

The Americans (10:00) - FX
1.292 million viewers, #21; 0.580 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #22

Dual Survival (9:00) - Discovery
1.282 million viewers, #22; 0.695 million adults 18-49 (0.55 rating), #17

Restaurant: Impossible (10:00) - Food
1.198 million viewers, #23; 0.586 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #21

Million Dollar Listing: New York (9:00) - Bravo
1.053 million viewers, #24; 0.588 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #20

Most Infamous (10:00) - ID
0.994 million viewers, #25; 0.280 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #36

Dead of Night (9:00) - ID
0.944 million viewers, #26; 0.289 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #34

Kodiak (10:00) - Discovery
0.926 million viewers, #27; 0.428 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #28

South Beach Tow (10:00) - truTV
0.904 million viewers, #28; 0.500 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #24

Hollywood Exes (9:00) - VH1
0.880 million viewers, #29; 0.471 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #25

Save My Bakery (8:00) - Food
0.840 million viewers, #30; 0.408 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #30

Man-Eating Super Wolves (8:00) - Animal Planet
0.806 million viewers, #31; 0.306 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #33

Marrying the Game (10:30) - VH1
0.786 million viewers, #32; 0.559 million adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), #23

La La's Full Court Life (10:00) - VH1
0.720 million viewers, #33; 0.466 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #27

The Ultimate Fighter (10:00) - FS1
0.611 million viewers, #34; 0.468 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #26

TripTank (10:30) - Comedy Central
0.451 million viewers, #35; 0.308 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #32

The Soup (10:00) - E!
0.406 million viewers, #36; 0.281 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #35

For Better or Worse (9:00)* - OWN
0.390 million viewers, #37; 0.152 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #37

Trip Flip (9:00)* - Travel
0.285 million viewers, #38; 0.125 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #38

Baggage Battles (10:00)* - Travel
0.285 million viewers, #39; 0.125 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #39

For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville (10:00)* - CMT
0.169 million viewers, #40; 0.058 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #41

R&B Divas: Atlanta (10:00)* - TV One
0.144 million viewers, #41; 0.114 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #40

Unusually Thicke (10:00)* - TVGN
0.120 million viewers, #42; 0.052 million adults 18-49 (0.04 rating), #42

Moving Country (10:00, 60 Minutes)* - GAC
0.046 million viewers, #43; 0.012 million adults 18-49 (0.01 rating), #44

Lucky Bastards (10:00)* - Esquire
0.031 million viewers, #44; 0.021 million adults 18-49 (0.02 rating), #43

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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