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Primetime Ratings: 'Idol' Helps Fox Beat Wednesday Repeats - Broadcasting & Cable

Primetime Ratings: 'Idol' Helps Fox Beat Wednesday Repeats

'How to Live With Your Parents' falls 20%
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Fox's American Idol again drove the network to win a
Wednesday night full of repeats. The two-hour Idol was up a tenth from
last week to a 3.3 rating with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight
numbers.

CBS, in second with a 1.8 rating/5 share, only aired a new Survivor,
which was even with last week's 2.6.

ABC aired a mix of repeats and originals to finish in third
with a 1.5/4. Suburgatory aired back-to-back episodes, with the 8 p.m.
show tying a series-low 1.5, before rising two tenths to a 1.7 for the 8:30
season finale. Both were off from last week's 1.8 rating. New comedy How to
Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
suffered a 20% drop to a
2.0 without the benefit of a new Modern Family as its lead-in.

NBC aired only a new Dateline, which was flat with a
1.2, to finish with a 1.1/3.

The CW was in repeats.

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