Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins as 'Idol' Drops 16% - Broadcasting & Cable

Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins as 'Idol' Drops 16%

'Modern Family,' 'Nashville' hit season lows
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Fox easily won Wednesday with adults 18-49 with American
Idol
, though it fell 16% to a 4.6 rating, its lowest rating this season.

ABC was in a distant second with an overall 2.2/6. Modern
Family
fell to a season-low 3.8, down 10% from its last episode two weeks
ago. Suburgatory rose 17% to a 2.1 while Nashville also fell 11%
to tie its lowest rating so far of 1.7. Earlier, The Middle was down 8%
to a 2.3 and The Neighbors was up 13% to a 1.8.

CBS took third with a 2.1/6. Criminal Minds tied its
series-low 2.7 rating, falling 13% from its last episode two weeks ago. CSI was
also down 8% to a 2.4.

NBC finished with a fourth-place 1.5/4. Whitney was
down 8% to a 1.2, Law & Order: SVU fell 12% to a 1.5 and Chicago
Fire
declined 14% to a 1.8. Guys With Kids was the only show to
improve, rising a tenth to a 1.2.

The CW rounded out the evening with a 1.0/3. Arrow rose
14% in the net's targeted 18-34 demo to a 0.8, while also improving 11% with
18-49s to a 1.0. Supernatural was even in both demos with a 0.8 and 0.9,
respectively.

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