'American Idol' Propels Fox to Ratings Win as Top 12 Perform
Univision beats rerun-heavy ABC for the third-place finish behind Fox and CBS.
Once again, Fox prevailed on Wednesday night with two hours of American Idol, which last week entered the performance and elimination rounds. Wednesday night’s show – which featured the top 12 contestants performing for the judges and viewers – averaged a 7.4 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic with 22.1 million viewers overall. That was down 9 percent week-to-week as daylight savings time continues to depress television usage in the early hours of primetime.
Idol peaked in its last half hour (at 9:30 p.m.) with an 8.2 rating and 24.1 million viewers.
CBS (3.1, 11.5 million) was second for the night with Survivor: Redemption Island (3.1, 10.5 million), Criminal Minds (3.6, 13.6 million) and Minds spinoff Suspect Behavior ((2.6, 10.3 million), which posted an 18 percent uptick week-to-week to win the 10 p.m. time period.
Univision (1.7, 4.2 million) was third for the night with telenovelas Eva Luna and Triunfo del Amor.
A rerun-heavy lineup on ABC (1.5, 4.7 million) sunk the network to fourth for the night while new episodes of Mr. Sunshine (1.8, 4.5 million) and Off the Map (1.4, 4.2 million) tied their series lows.
NBC (1.1, 3.9 million) barely had a pulse last night with Minute to Win It (0.9, 3.2 million) down 10 percent for a series low and back-to-back reruns of Law & Order: SVU posting a 0.9 and 1.5 rating, respectively.
- 'Lindsay' Recap: Lohan Attempts Career Comeback With Self-Proclaimed 'New Chapter'
- 'How I Met Your Mother': Cristin Milioti Debunks Morbid Finale Theory (Video)'
- Josh Duhamel to Co-Star in Vince Gilligan's 'Battle Creek'
- A Train, a Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How 'Midnight Rider' Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her Life
- 'Divergent' Star Shailene Woodley: The Next Jennifer Lawrence?
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR
What's Hot in TV
Follow the Feed
- Neil Patrick Harris is the Theatrical Man of the Year at Hasty Pudding Awards!
- President Barack Obama & Zach Galifianakis Throw Insults Back & Forth for 'Between Two Ferns' (Video)
- Kristen Bell Makes a Switcheroo for 'Veronica Mars' Premiere After Party!
- Lena Dunham to 'Glamour': I Don't Know if I Want to Continue Acting