Primetime Ratings: 'How to Live With Your Parents' Debuts Solidly Out of 'Modern Family'

Fox wins Wednesday as 'Idol' drops slightly; 'Survivor' ties series low

ABC premiered comedy How to Live With Your Parents (for
the Rest of Your Life)
on Wednesday night to a 2.9 rating with adults
18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. Airing out of Modern Family,
the Sarah Chalke-led sitcom matched what Don't Trust the B---- premiered
to in that space last April. It was also a full point higher than what Suburgatory
drew at 9:30 last week (1.9).

Modern Family, for its part, was up 28% from last
week to a 4.1. The Middle rose 11% to a 2.0 and Suburgatory fell
a tenth to a 1.8 in its 8:30 p.m. debut. At 10 p.m., Nashville improved
13% to a 1.7. ABC finished in third for the night with an overall 2.3 rating/7

Fox won the night as American Idol was down 6% to a

CBS was in second with a 2.4/7. Survivor fell 4% to
tie its series-low 2.4, while Criminal Minds dropped 7% from its last
episode two weeks ago to a 2.8. CSI, also returning from a week off, was
down 9% to a 2.1.

NBC premiered its Wednesday version of Dateline to a
1.4, up 27% from its last Sunday telecast (which was two hours). Law &
Order: SVU
and Chicago Fire
both declined 6% to a 1.6 for each. NBC ended up in fourth with a 1.5/4.

The CW rounded out the evening with a 0.8/2. Arrow
fell a tenth in its targeted 18-34 demo to a 0.7. The freshman drama was even
with 18-49s with a 0.9. Supernatural also fell a tenth with 18-34s
to also a 0.7 and dropped two tenths with 18-49s to a 0.8.