TV Ratings: 'Revenge' Returns Steady, 'Apt 23' Retains Much of Premiere Audience

After a six-week hiatus, ABC's freshman drama is down only a tenth of a point with adults 18-49, winning 10 p.m. against mixed competition.
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American Idol brought Fox another easy Wednesday win this week, averaging a 4.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 16.5 million viewers. It fell shy of last week's 5.0 demo rating but likely will rise one or two tenths of a point when final numbers are available.

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With CBS airing mostly encores and Revenge back at 10 p.m. after six weeks off the air, ABC moved up to second place among adults 18-49, pulling a 2.4 rating in the demo and 7 million viewers. An encore of The Middle started the night, leading into a 2.0. for Suburgatory. Modern Family was down two-tenths of a point to a 4.0 with 18-49-ers and Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 pulled a respectable 2.6, falling 10 percent from its premiere last week. Revenge topped its time slot, dipping just a tenth of a point from its previous original for a 2.3 with adults 18-49.

CBS netted a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.9 million viewers for the night, with Survivor its only original broadcast. The veteran reality competition earned a 2.7 rating with adults 18-49, even with last week.

Betty White's Off Their Rockers got a small bump on NBC, up a tenth of a point for a 1.7 with adults 18-49. Best Friends Forever held onto its 0.9 in the demo, while Rock Center With Brian Williams moved up to a 0.7. Law & Order: SVU dropped 12 percent for a 1.5, giving the network an average 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 for the night and 4.4 million viewers.

A new episode of America's Next Top Model at 9 p.m. gave The CW a 0.6 with adults 18-49.