9:06am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'SVU' and 'Chicago P.D.' Feel Crossover Hangover
Few series emerged unscathed from widespread ratings drops on Wednesday night. Most broadcast fare stumbled, week to week, with several reaching series lows in same-day reports as the season nears its close.
ABC topped the Big Four, though the network started the night on a slightly softer note for The Middle (1.7 adults) and The Goldbergs (1.9 adults), down a respective three- and two-tenths of a point in their adults 18-49 ratings. Modern Family (2.9 adults) held its ground at 9 p.m., while Black-ish (2.3 adults) was the night's lone grower across the board. The comedy was up by three-tenths of a point. Nashville (1.2 adults) wrapped the night on a steady note.
Wednesday series held on CBS. Survivor (2.1 adults), the finale of Criminal Minds (1.9 adults) and CSI: Cyber (1.2 adults) were all in line with last week's scores.
After a steady Mysteries of Laura (0.9 adults), Law & Order: SVU (1.2 adults) and Chicago P.D. (1.4 adults) both stumbled to series lows after last week's crossover-boosted outings. The series saw respective week-to-week drops of nine- and four-tenths of a point in the key demo.
American Idol pulled a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 on Fox, in line with last week's episode. The CW saw both Arrow (0.9 adults) and Supernatural (0.7 adults) hold with last week.