‘American Idol’ Dominates Wednesday Night Ratings

Apr 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

On a night marked by a heavy dose of repeat programming, “American Idol” dominated the overnight ratings and Fox cruised to another easy overall win, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

Fox averaged a 5.8 rating for the night in the 18-49 demo, well ahead of ABC (2.2 average), CBS (2.2), Univision (1.5) and NBC (1.0). The story was similar in total viewers, where Fox was a big winner with an 18.2 million average, topping CBS (8.8 million), ABC (6.1 million), NBC (3.7 million) and Univision (3.6 million).

At 8 p.m. "Idol" logged a 6.5 in the 18-49 demographic, ahead of CBS’s "Survivor" with a 3.0 in the same demo. ABC’s "The Middle" and "Better With You" collected a 1.8 and a 1.6, respectively, in the 18-49 demo, while NBC’s "Minute to Win It" managed a 0.8 in the same demo.

At 9 p.m. the last half-hour of "Idol" netted a 7.5 average rating in 18-49 to ABC’s "Modern Family’s" 3.7. At 9:30, Fox’s "Breaking In" was just a tad better than ABC’s "Cougar Town," 2.5 to 2.4 in the 18-49 demo. A clip show for CW’s "America’s Next Top Model" garnered a 0.7 for the hour in the same demo.

The lone new shows in the 10 p.m. hour were two episodes of ABC’s "Happy Endings." They rated a 1.8 and 1.6, respectively, in the 18-49 demo.

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