March 20, 2014 9:29am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The 100' Opens Well on CW, 'Idol' and 'Revolution' Hit Series Lows
CBS and Fox tied in the demo on Wednesday night, with both networks averaging a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49.
The Eye had the viewer advantage with 9.9 million, topping Fox's two-hour American Idol. Survivor (2.4 adults), down a tenth of a point from last week, still easily topped the 8 p.m. hour, while Criminal Minds (2.2 adults) was also off a tenth of a point to tie a series low. CSI (2.0 adults) held even.
Falling two-tenths of a point in the key demo, American Idol (2.2 adults) clocked another series low on Fox.
Over on NBC, Revolution (1.2 adults) was also at a series low -- off a tenth of a point from last week. Law & Order: SVU (1.5 adults) got no boost from a guest-starring turn by Alec Baldwin. The series dropped a tenth of a point as well. Chicago P.D. (1.4 adults), falling two-tenths, was also at a low. NBC took a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers.
Surrounded by encores, Mixology (1.2 adults) hit a new low on ABC, down three-tenths of a point from last week. The network took a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.8 million viewers.
The CW launched new series The 100 after Arrow. The lifted lead-in, up a tenth of a point to a 0.8 rating with adults 18-49, saw an even bigger lead-out when The 100 opened to a 0.9 rating in the demo. That's more than double the last original Tomorrow People in the hour. The CW took a 0.8 rating in the demo and 2.5 million viewers for the night.