The return of NBC's full Wednesday lineup led the network to
first among adults 18-49 with an overall 2.1 rating/6 share, according to
Nielsen overnight numbers. Against mostly repeats, the network saw rookie drama
Chicago Fire post its best rating so far with a 2.4, up 26% from its
last episode in December. The rest of its lineup returned up as well, as Whitney
was up 29% to a 1.8, GuysWith Kids rose 21% to a 1.7 and Law
& Order: SVU spiked 31% to a season-high 2.1.
Fox (1.1/3) returned its series of the Howie Mandel-hosted Mobbed
specials to a 1.0 rating at 8 p.m. and a 1.1 at 9 p.m., which were down 67% and
63%, respectively, from its last airing on Feb. 8, 2012, when it had American
Idol as its lead-in.
CBS (1.5/4), ABC (1.5/4) and The CW (0.5/1) aired repeats.