Leading out of Modern Family (which was flat with 11.5 million total viewers and a 4.7 demo rating), Happy Endings drew 5.7 mil while scoring a 2.5, up a few percentage points week-to-week.
CSI dominated the 10 o’clock hour with 11.8 million total viewers and a 2.8 rating, good for gains of 6 and 8 percent.
Among the night’s conspicuous declines, American Idol‘s Top 24 Reveal: Part 1 drew 15.9 million total viewers and a 5.1 rating, down 16 percent versus last Wednesday. And while it’s becoming increasingly irrelevant to note Idol‘s year-over-year drops, the Fox hit was down some 30 percent from Season 10’s Top 24 christening.
8 pm | Survivor: One World (10.3 mil/2.8) dropped 10 percent in the demo to a new series low. ABC’s sitcombo of The Middle (7.5 mil/2.3) and Suburgatory (6.8 mil/2.3) each slipped to season lows. NBC’s Whitney (4.1 mil/1.5) was down 8 and 12 percent, while Chelsea (3.4 mil/1.3) dipped a tenth in the demo to a new low. One Tree Hill (1.37 mil/0.7) lost a handful of eyeballs and was down a tenth in the demo.
9 pm | Criminal Minds led the hour with 12.6 million total viewers (up 4 percent) and a 3.1 rating. Modern Family held steady at 11.5 mil/4.7. NBC’s Rock Center dropped 10 percent to 2.7 mil/0.6.
10 pm | Trailing far behind CSI, Law & Order: SVU (5.9 ml/1.6) dipped a tenth in the demo. 20/20‘s “Before They Were Famous” Oscars special only found 4.8 million people caring.