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Ratings: ‘Idol’ Slips, Sunshine for ‘Mr. Sunshine’ and No Feuding About the Success of ‘Modern Family’

Feb 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"American Idol’ on Wednesday night, Feb. 9, 2011 was down 7.8% in key ratings from both last Wednesday’s episode and from the comparable Tuesday night episode last season. At the same time, ABC’s ‘Modern Family" was up 9% since its last original episode on Jan.19, and the premiere of "Mr. Sunshine" was off to a "good start" as well.

So says Robert Seidman at TVbytheNumbers.com.  

At eight, "Idol" scored an 8.3 in the 18-49 demographic, while ABC’s "The Middle" and "Better With You" collected a 2.6 and 2.0, respectively, in the same demo. NBC’s "Minute to Win It" earned a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo, but Paula Abdul’s "Live to Dance" on CBS wrapped for the season with only a 0.9 in the 18-49 demo.

At nine, "Modern Family" reached a 5.0 in the 18-49 demographic, well ahead of CBS’s "Criminal Minds" with a 3.7 in that same demo. Fox’s "Human Target" had a 2.4, just a touch better than hour two of "Minute to Win It" with a 2.3, both in the 18-49 demo. At 9:30, ABC’s new Matthew Perry sitcom, "Mr. Sunshine" got off to a good start with a 3.7 in the 18-49 demo.

The ten o’clock winner was "Law & Order: SVU" getting a 2.6 in the 18-49 demo, ahead of CBS’s "Blue Bloods" with a 2.3 and ABC’s "Off the Map" with a 1.9, all in the same demo.

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  1. Teh love fest that is this year’s Idol may be starting to fade a bit. There is no bite to the show without Cowell and it does get a little boring to have everyone loving everything. The only nastiness you get is Steven Tyler learing at the girls.

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