“Betty White's Off Their Rockers” gets a modest bump, while “Revenge” returns strong after seven-week break
ABC's "Don't Trust the B—- in Apt. 23" fell off slightly from its solid premiere last week, while "American Idol" handed Fox a predictable overall win Wednesday night, according to preliminary numbers.
Fox took first place in ratings and total viewership by a wide margin, with "American Idol" from 8 to 10, getting a 4.7 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 16.5 million total viewers.
"Idol" took aa 4 percent dip in the demo compared to last week, though overall television usage was down by the same percentage versus last Wednesday.
ABC took second place in ratings and third in total viewers with an average 2.4/7 and 7 million. Following a repeat of "The Middle," "Suburgatory" at 8:30 dipped slightly in the demo to hit a series low of 2.0/6 and 5.8 million total viewers. "Modern Family" at 9 drew a 4.0/11 in the demo an 10 million total viewers.
"Don't Trust the B—- in Apt. 23" at 9:30 ticked down 10 percent in the demo from last week's series premiere, receiving a 2.6/7 with 6.6 million total viewers. "Revenge" at 10 posted a 2.3/6, down slightly from its last original seven weeks ago, with 7.6 million total viewers.
CBS, which came in third in ratings and second in total viewers with an average 2.0/6 and 7.9 million, ran repeats with the exception of "Survivor" at 8, which was flat with last week for a 2.7/8 in the demo and 9.4 million total viewers.
Univision took fourth place in the demo and fifth in total viewers with an average 1.5/4 and 3.6 million. "Una Familia Con Suerte" at 8 took a 1.5/5 in the demo and 3.6 million total viewers, while "Abismo de Una Pasion" the following hour received a 1.4/4 and 3.4 million total viewers. "La Que No Podia Amar" at 10 posted a 1.5/4 in the demo and 3.7 million total viewers.
NBC was fifth in the demo and fourth in total viewers with an average 1.2/3 and 4.4 million. "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" at 8 was up slightly from last week in the demo, posting a 1.7/5 with 6.2 million total viewers. "Best Friends Forever" at 8:30 ran even with last week, posting a 0.9/3 and 3.2 million total viewers.
"Rock Center With Brian Williams," which aired an interview with Madonna on Wednesday night, jumped 40 percent in the demo versus last week for a 0.7/2 with 2.9 million total viewers, while "Law & Order: SVU" at 10 was down 12 percent for a 1.5/4 and 5.7 million total viewers.