9:08am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Arrow' Is Solid After Hiatus, 'Code Black' Lifts on Wednesday
There plenty of business as usual on Wednesday night — though there were two notable returns on one of the broadcast network.
Arrow came back from its winter hiatus with a solid 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, ever-so-slightly improved from the series' fall finale. It was joined by a similarly steady, if smaller, Supernatural. The latter brought in a 0.7 rating in the key demo.
American Idol was again the night's top performer among both adults 18-49 and total viewers, averaging a 2.4 rating in the key demo and 9.2 million viewers during its one-hour outing. As was the case during last week's premiere, Fox midseason drama Second Chance still wasn't able to capitalize on that lead-in. The drama series a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49, falling two-tenths from its modest premiere.
The combo of 2 Broke Girls (1.7 adults) and Mike & Molly (1.6 adults) were steady on CBS ahead of a dead even Criminal Minds (2.0 adults). The latter was just a hair behind Idol in Wednesday's viewership race. Code Black grew at 10 p.m. The freshman rose two-tenths of a point to a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49.
Without an original episode of Modern Family ahead of it, Black-ish dropped two-tenths of a point on ABC for a 1.7 rating in the key demo. The Middle (1.8 adults) and The Goldbergs (2.0 adults) started the night steady, and American Crime (1.0 adults) was also in line with last week.
The NBC Wednesday trio saw an even Mysteries of Laura (1.2 adults) followed by dips for Law & Order: SVU (1.7 adults) and Chicago PD (1.4 adults). The two saw the most fatigue from the previous week, falling a respective three-tenths and half point.