CBS’ Greatest Super Bowl Commercials special drew 9.9 million total viewers — its largest audience since 2010 — while scoring a 2.1 rating, up a tenth year-over-year.
Wednesday’s next-best performers were American Idol (holding steady week-to-week with 15.6 mil/5.4) and Supernatural (up a few viewers to 2.28 mil, while matching its previous 0.9 rating).
ABC’s Neighbors absorbed the night’s biggest hit, plunging 18 and 20 percent to 5.25 mil/1.6, leading out of a Middle rerun. Similarly, Suburgatory (4.9 mil/1.8) dropped 20 and 18 percent with a Modern Family repeat in front of it. Both ABC sitcoms matched all-time lows.
Over on NBC, Whitney (3.6 mil/1.3) was down 12 percent and a tenth, Guys With Kids (2.9 mil/1.1) fell 27 and 15 percent and SVU (6.4 mil/1.7) dropped 24 and 19 percent. Chicago Fire cooled 10 percent to 7.23 mil/2.0 while scoring the 10 o’clock win over Nashville/CSI repeats.
The CW’s Arrow (3 mil/0.9) shed a handful of viewers and dipped two tenths.
FX’s The Americans airs on a “cable” channel, so those numbers will be in later.