10:28am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Modern Family' and 'Criminal Minds' Improve
American Idol saw a nice lift on Wednesday night. The Fox series, which rang in its 500th episode, was up three-tenths of a point in its adults 18-49 rating. The network averaged a 2.1 in the demo and 8.8 million viewers.
CBS still won the night by both measures, pulling a 2.2 adults rating and 9.9 million viewers. Survivor (2.5 adults) held steady with last week, while Criminal Minds (2.7 adults) jumped four-tenths of a point in its finale -- also steady with its performance a year ago.
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Up three-tenths of a point, The Middle (1.9 adults) led into the series finale of Suburgatory (1.5 adults). Modern Family (3.1 adults) was improved two-tenths, and exiting Mixology (1.3 adults) was flat. Nashville (1.3 adults) was steady with its latest outing, though off six-tenths from last season's ender. ABC took a 1.7 rating and 5.8 million viewers.
Now-canceled Revolution (1.1 adults) held last week's series low, while Law & Order: SVU (1.5 adults) was steady and Chicago P.D. improved two-tenths of a point. NBC averaged a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers.
Over on The CW, both the season finale of Arrow (0.8 adults) and a new episode of The 100 (0.6 adults) held last week's score.