TV Ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Modern Family' and 'Criminal Minds' Improve

Fox's competition gains for its top three performance show, while the penultimate "Family" of the season grows as well.
"Modern Family"

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.

STORY: The Complete Fall 2014 TV Schedule

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.