In fact, only NBC’s Whitney (with 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating, up 10 and 7 percent) and Elisabeth Shue’s CSI debut (11.1 mil/2.7, up 2 and 8 percent) enjoyed gains. Everyone else? Down, down hard or, best case scenario, flat versus a week ago.
Of the night’s big events, the premiere of Survivor: One World (10.7 mil/3.0) was down 6 percent in the demo versus the reality competition’s year-ago season opener, while Revenge’s buzzy Fire & Ice ball (7.6 mil/2.4) dipped a tenth in the demo to tie the freshman sudser’s all-time low.
Going hour by hour….
8 pm | American Idol‘s two-hour outing held steady week-to-week with 18.6 million total viewers and a 6.0 rating. ABC’s sitcombo of The Middle (8.05 mil/2.5) and Suburgatory (6.9 mil/2.4) both were at season lows. Leading out of Whitney, NBC’s Chelsea (3.5 mil/1.4) slipped a few percentage points, while One Tree Hill was steady at 1.36 mil/0.7.
9 pm | Criminal Minds (11.9 mil/3.0) was down 10 percent to a season low, while ABC’s Modern Family (11.2 mil/4.7) and Happy Endings (5.8 mil/2.5) each dropped 15 percent. NBC’s Rock Center (3 mil/0.8) cratered some 27 percent.
10 pm | CSI dominated, followed by Revenge and SVU (5.85 mil/1.7, down 10 and 15 percent to a series low).
What were you watching this Wednesday?