Fox’s new Kiefer Sutherland drama attracted solid numbers for its preview Wednesday night, while the network’s flagship series saw its viewership dip, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.
The “Touch” premiere at 9 p.m. drew a 3.9 rating in the key demo of adults 18-49, along with 11.9 million total viewers. The bad news for Fox was at 8 p.m., where “American Idol” was down 13.5% from last week’s premiere — and down 30% from the equivalent Wednesday (two-hour) episode a year ago — to a 6.4 rating in 18-49, with 19.5 million viewers.
Fox easily won the night overall with a 5.2 average rating in the 18-49 demo, ahead of CBS (2.9 average), Univision (1.7), ABC (1.5) and NBC (1.3). Fox won total viewers with an average of 15.7 million to 11.9 million for CBS, 4.4 million for ABC, 4.0 million for NBC and 3.5 million for Univision.
The final episode of CBS’s “CSI” with Marg Helgenberger hit season highs in both measures with a 3.3 rating in 18-49 and 14.0 million total viewers, whild the network’s “Criminal Minds” grew 13% from a week ago to a 3.6 demo average.