Fox and CBS tied for first place Wednesday night at
a 3.1 rating/9 share with adults 18-49, though ratings drops across the board once
again marked the evening.
Fox managed to emerge unscathed Wednesday night,
with its two-hour Hell's Kitchen up 7% from last week to a 3.1/9 with
adults 18-49. CBS' Survivor: Nicaragua was also up a tick to a 3.6/11
with the same demo.
The rest of CBS' programming did not fare as well--Criminal
Minds dropped 3% from last week to a 3.5/9 with adults 18-49 and The
Defenders stumbled down to a 2.1/6 and 9.29 million viewers, a 16%
drop from last week and CBS' lowest-rated telecast in the time slot since
ABC came in second with The Whole Truth
evading cancelation (for now) with a substantial 17% increase to a 1.4/4 with
key adults and 4.5 million viewers. The net's comedy block was a mixed bag,
with The Middle down 5% to 2.4/8, newcomer Better With You up a
tenth to 2.3/7 with adults 18-49 and Modern Family staying flat vs. last
week. Cougar Town enjoyed a jump in the numbers, up 11% to a 3.1/8 and
7.2 million viewers.
In was NBC, whose Undercovers continued to
suffer as it fell another tenth this week, down to a 1.5/4 with adults 18-49
and 6.2 million viewers. Law & Order: SVU fell 11% to a 2.5/7 with
the same demo and Law & Order: Los Angeles struggled in its second
week, dropping 25% with adults 18-49 to a 2.4/7 and 8.2 million viewers. But
despite the slump, LOLA still managed to take the top slot in the 10
On the CW, Hellcats couldn't hold its form and tumbled 25% with
adults 18-49 to a 0.9/3; the cheer drama was also down in its target women
18-34 demo to a 1.6. America's Next Top Model pulled a 1.3/4 with adults
18-49 and 2.9 million viewers.