Primetime Ratings: 'Idol' Slips But Fox Still Wins Wednesday

‘Mr. Sunshine,' ‘Off the Map' both at series lows

Down two tenths, American Idol
was still more than enough for Fox to take the Wednesday night ratings
crown in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The two-hour broadcast scored an overall 7.5 rating/11 share.

CBS came in second with a 2.9/8, although it saw Survivor: Redemption Island drop from last week's series low (excluding specials) to its new one at 2.9. Criminal Minds returned with a new episode and a 3.4 rating, while Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior stayed level with last week's 2.3.

ABC's night of mostly repeats led to a tie with NBC for third with a 1.5/4. Without a new episode of Modern Family as a lead-in, Mr. Sunshine dropped 36% to a series low 1.4. Off the Map fell two tenths to 1.3, tying its low.

NBC, the other third-place network (1.5/4), saw its two new episodes drop. Minute To Win It fell a tenth to 1.1 and Law and Order: SVU, again following a repeat of the same show, dropped two tenths to 2.4.

The CW had an overall 0.6/2 in the demo. America's Next Top Model fell a tenth to 0.9 and Shedding for the Wedding remained flat again with a 0.4.