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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

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.