Fox Again Dominates Wednesday Ratings With ‘Idol’ as CBS’s ‘Survivor’ Hits a Series Low

Mar 24, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Fox coasted to an easy ratings win in the 18-49 demo Wednesday night , even with “American Idol” off 8% from its comparable episode a year ago, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

Fox averaged a 7.7 rating for the night in adults 18-49, well ahead of CBS (2.5 average), ABC (2.2), Univision (1.7) and NBC (1.6). The numbers were almost as impressive for Fox in total viewers, where the network averaged 23.5 million to 9.4 million for CBS, 6.5 million for ABC, 5.6 million for NBC and 4.2 million for Univision.

At 8 p.m. "Idol" collected a 7.1 in the 18-49 demographic, more than double its closest competitor, CBS’s "Survivor" with a 3.0 in the same demo–a series low, excluding specials. ABC’s "The Middle" had a 2.0, ahead of NBC’s "Minute to Win It’s" 1.2 and CW’s "America’s Next Top Model’s" 1.0, all in the same 18-49 demo.

At 9 p.m. hour two of "American Idol" rose to an 8.2 in the 18-49 demo, followed by ABC’s "Modern Family" and "Mr. Sunshine" with a 4.3 and a 2.2, respectively, also in the 18-49 demo. CW’s "Shedding for the Wedding" trailed with a 0.4 in the same demo.

NBC’s "Law & Order: SVU" at 10 p.m. earned a 2.6 in the 18-49 demo and CBS’s "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" tallied a 2.2, also in that demographic. ABC’s "Off the Map" was in last place with a 1.5 in the 18-39 demo.

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