9:53am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Sochi Improves From Wednesday, 'Idol' and 'Super Fun Night' Fall
With an average 5.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 20.1 million viewers on Wednesday night, NBC's coverage of the Sochi Olympics was improved from Tuesday lows but again down from Vancouver. The block was down 9 percent in the key demo.
Relatively steady in its last two regularly scheduled episodes against the Games, American Idol took a hit on Fox. The reality show averaged a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 — down eight-tenths of a point from last week. Idol also pulled 9.9 million viewers.
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CBS resumed some originals after a long Olympics hiatus. Both Criminal Minds (2.4 adults) and CSI (2.0 adults) were new, with Criminal Minds down four-tenths and CSI holding steady.
Super Fun Night also made a quiet exit on ABC. The comedy, which had an abbreviated first season, dropped to a series low of a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 in its finale.