February 27, 2014 9:38am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Chicago P.D.' Jumps, 'Mixology' Falls After 'Family,' 'Survivor' Makes Strong Return
With an average 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.64 million viewers, American Idol held last week's score -- one it earned in the face of the Winter Olympics -- to win the night for Fox.
The musical competition was nearly matched by CBS' Survivor. In the premiere of its 28th season, the show earned a 2.5 rating in the key demo -- up a tenth of a point from the comparable spring premiere last year. As for Criminal Minds (2.3 adults), the series won the 10 p.m. hour down two-tenths of a point.
CBS averaged a 2.5 rating among adults under 50 and 9.7 million viewers.
Mixology became the latest ABC comedy to fill the post-Modern Family slot -- earning the half-hour's lowest launch rating to date with a 1.8 in the key demo. Its lead-in, the night's strongest performer in the demo with a 3.1 adults, was off four-tenths of a point from its last original. The Middle (1.8 adults) and Suburgatory (1.5 adults) fell a respective four-tenths and two-tenths of a point, while Nashville (1.2 adults) fell a tenth to tie its series low. ABC logged a 1.8 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers for the night.
Revolution (1.3 adults) held its most recent score on NBC, while Law & Order (2.0 adults) improved by two-tenths. Chicago P.D. scored the night's biggest growth. The freshman drama, averaging a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49, jumped half a point from its last original -- giving NBC a nightly average of a 1.8 in the demo and 5.94 million viewers.
The CW saw Arrow (0.9 adults) shed a tenth of a point and The Tomorrow People (0.5 adults) retain its latest score. The network pulled a 0.7 with adults 18-49 and 1.98 million viewers.