Ratings: CBS and ABC Split Demo Win as ‘Criminal Minds’ Ties Low, ‘Black-ish’ Grows

“American Idol” makes no real progress on night of many ties

Last Updated: April 24, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

CBS and ABC tied atop the key ratings demo on Wednesday, as the former’s “Criminal Minds” slipped to tie a series low, while the latter’s “Black-ish” grew. That rivalry was just one of three primetime channel ties last night.

While ABC’s “Modern Family” was the best-rated show of the night among adults 18-49, “Criminal Minds” still managed the most total viewers.

Meanwhile, over on Fox, “American Idol” made little to no progress from the last couple of low-rated weeks. Fox was the only broadcast channel not knotted up with another net.

CBS and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.9 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic. CBS was first in total viewers with 9.3 million viewers; ABC was third with 6.8 million viewers.

For CBS, “Survivor” at 8 p.m. received a 2.3/8 and 9.8 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 9 dipped to a 1.9/6 and 9.9 million viewers. “CSI:Cyber” at 10 got a 1.5/5 and 8.2 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.8/6 and 7.7 million viewers. “The Goldbergs” at 8:30 earned a 2.1/7 and 7.1 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 scored a 2.9/9 and 8.8 million viewers. At 9:30, “Black-ish” rose to a 2.1/6 and 6.6 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 got a 1.3/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.5/5 and second in viewers with 7.4 million. “Idol” was the only show on the network’s schedule.

NBC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 5 million; Univision was fifth with 2.5 million.

For NBC, “Mysteries of Laura” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 6.6 million viewers. Reruns followed.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 2.2 million viewers; Telemundo was seventh with 1.8 million.

For CW, “Arrow” at 8 got a 0.9/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9, “Supernatural” received a 0.7/2 and 1.8 million viewers.