Primetime Ratings: 'Idol' Settling In as Fox Dominates Wednesday

Most of ABC's lineup hits lows
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Fox again won
Wednesday night with a 4.6 rating/13 share in the 18-49 demo, according to
Nielsen overnight numbers. American Idol was steady with last week.

CBS returned its
lineup for a second-place 2.6/7. Survivor was down from last week by 7%
to a 2.5, a series low (excluding specials). Criminal Minds was even
with its last episode three weeks ago at 3.0 and CSI was down 4% to a series-low
2.3.

ABC was close
behind in third with a 2.4/7, also returning much of its lineup from time off. The
Middle
fell 5% to a season-low 2.0 while Suburgatory stayed at its
series low of 2.0. Modern Family hit a season-low 4.0, down 2% and Revenge
was even at its own series-low of 2.1. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 was the only show to
improve, rising 20% to a 2.4.

NBC took fourth
with a 1.4/4. Betty White's Off Their Rockers fell 24% to a 1.3, its
lowest rating so far. Another new episode of Off Their Rockers followed (NBC
pulled struggling Best Friends Forever), up a tenth to a 1.4. Rock Center drew a 1.0,
up 11% and Law & Order was up by 6% to a 1.8.

The CW rounded out
the night with a 0.3/1. America's Next Top Model was down a tenth to a 0.4.

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