Leading into that, however, Criminal Minds (10.7 mil/2.7) dipped 10 percent and a tenth to match a series-low rating. Let’s see if the Nielsen finals adjust that away.
Opening CBS’ night, Survivor (9.45 mil/2.5) rose 6 percent and a tenth from its premiere.
Turning to ABC, The Middle (8.2 mil/2.2) and The Neighbors (6.3 mil/1.9) both rose double digits and enjoyed their biggest wins to date over NBC’s sitcoms. Modern Family (10.6 mil/3.9) inched up a tenth, but Suburgatory (5.9 mil/2.0) ticked down.
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The CW’s Arrow (3.12 mil/0.9) and Supernatural (2.22 mil/0.9) both dropped a handful of eyeballs and slipped a tenth.
Over on Fox, American Idol (14.2 mil/4.1) in a rare instance gained viewers week-to-week while dipping two tenths in the demo.
Last but never least, NBC’s Whitney (3.3 mil/1/1) ticked down to match a series low, Guys With Kids (3 mil/1.1) rose a tenth, SVU (5.7 mil/1.7) was up two tenths and Chicago Fire (6.4 mil/1.9) was flat.