ABC's "Don't Trust the B—- in Apt. 23" and "Revenge" took ratings hits Wednesday night, while "American Idol" held mostly steady to deliver an overall win to Fox, according to preliminary numbers.
Airing "American Idol" from 8 to 10 p.m., Fox took first place in ratings and total viewers with an average 4.6/13 in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic and 16.5 million. "Idol" was down very slightly from last week.
CBS came in a distant second in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.9/5 in the demo and 7.9 million. "Survivor" at 8 took a slight dip from last week, drawing a 2.6/8 in the demo and 9.5 million total viewers. The network ran repeats for the rest of the night.
ABC took third place in ratings and total viewers with an average1.8/5 in the demo and 5.6 million. The network ran repeats from 8 to 9:30, and without the benefit of an original lead-in, "Don't Trust the B—- in Apt. 23" dropped 23 percent in the demo from last week to a 2.0/5. It had 4.9 million total viewers. "Revenge" at 10 was also down, dropping 13 percent in the demo to a series low of 2.0/6, and had 6.8 million total viewers.
NBC drew fourth place in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.2/4 and 4.8 million. "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" remained steady versus last week with a 1.6/5 in the demo and 5.8 million total viewers, while "Best Friends Forever" at 8:30 was also even with last week, drawing a 0.8/2 in the demo and 2.7 million. "Rock Center With Brian Williams" at 9 jumped 50 percent in the demo to a 0.9/2, with 3.8 million total viewers, while "Law & Order: SVU" was even with last week, taking a 1.6/4 in the demo and 6.4 million total viewers.