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Ratings: Fox Wins Wednesday; ‘Survivor’ Creeps Up on ‘Idol’ in Viewers

The viewer gap between the two reality shows is fewer than one million for first time ever

Fox topped Wednesday in both ratings and viewers, as second-place CBS’ “Survivor” creeped closer than ever before to “American Idol” in viewers. “Idol” and “Survivor” were within one million viewers of each other for the first time.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.7 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 10.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Idol” at 8 p.m. was the only show on Fox’s schedule.

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CBS was second in ratings with a 2.2/7 and in viewers with 10.1 million. “Survivor” at 8 earned a 2.4/8 and 9.6 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 9 received a 2.6/7 and 11.4 million viewers — the largest audience of the night. “CSI” at 10 got a 1.7/5 and 9.2 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.9/6 and in viewers with 6 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.9/6 and 7.1 million viewers. “Suburgatory” at 8:30 received a 1.7/5 — up 21 percent — and 5.6 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 was the night’s highest-rated show with a 3.3/9 and had 9 million viewers. “Mixology” at 9:30 got a 1.6/4 and 4.5 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 had a 1.4/4 and 4.8 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.5/4 and in viewers with 5.6 million. “Revolution” at 8 tied a low with a 1.3/4 and had 4.8 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 got a 1.6/4 — down 20 percent from last week — and 6 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 10 received a 1.5/5 — down 32 percent and tying a low — along with 6.1 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in total viewers with 2.7 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers. “Arrow” hit a series low at 8, with a 0.7/2. It had 2.2 million viewers. “The Tomorrow People” also hit a low with a 0.4/1. The 9 p.m. show brought in 1.3 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.1 million.