Ratings: Sarah Chalke's Parents Experiences Modest Dip, Nashville and Idol Tick Up

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How to Live With Your ParentsIn its second week, ABC’s How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) dipped a far-from-catastrophic 14 percent, while Nashville grew and American Idol picked up a little steam.

With 7.3 million viewers and a 2.5 demo rating, the Sarah Chalke comedy retained a decent 87 percent of its premiere-week audience. Some of that erosion can be attributed to lead-in Modern Family (10.2 million, 3.8 rating), which was down 10 percent.

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At 10 pm, Nashville (6 million/1.8) was up 9 percent in viewers and 6 percent in the demo.

Over on Fox, American Idol stopped the bleeding with 12 million viewers (+4 percent) and a 3.2 in the demo (+7 percent).

At NBC, audiences feasted on Hannibal leftovers. An encore broadcast of the horror series’ premiere retained 97 percent of its Law & Order encore lead-in with 3.1 million sets of eyeballs and a .9 in the demo.

Lastly, CBS’ Survivor dipped 4 percent, Criminal Minds grew 7 percent and CSI surged 14 percent.

The CW was in rerun-mode.



Comments (25)

  • Hopefully HANNIBAL can rise in numbers. It’s a pretty good show and since only 13 episodes a season are planed, I’d like to enjoy this show another year for mid-season.

    Comment by Daniela – April 11, 2013 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That decent for HTLWYPFTRYL, and if it can stay above a 2.0, I’d expect a renewal.

    Comment by Mike – April 11, 2013 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well done on that abbreviation! It’s almost as long as most show titles!

      Comment by David – April 11, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay for Nashville :) hoping for a second season!

    Comment by Elyse – April 11, 2013 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • it was a great episode last night, fingers crossed for a 2nd season!!

      Comment by Maggie – April 11, 2013 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nashville was great, however the reason it was up was because Chicago Fire was a repeat.

      Comment by sarah – April 11, 2013 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually, Chicago Fire wasn’t even on last night. NBC repeated the Hannibal premiere (which I admit did make me switch my channel back to watching Nashville live instead of recording it like I do when the two shows are both new).

        Comment by HeatherC – April 11, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • meh. ill take what I can get!!!

        Comment by Elyse – April 11, 2013 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Suburgatory??? Don’t the good folks of Chatswin get ratings too?!?

    Comment by Tone LG – April 11, 2013 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • FOR REAL!!!!

      Comment by B – April 11, 2013 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Suburgatory – 1.8 in demo, 5.6m viewers
      also, Middle – 2.0 in demo, 7.55m viewers
      .
      ABC night: Middle 7.55m ->Suburg 5.6m ->MFamily 10.38m -> Parents 7.33m ->Nashville 6m
      ABC demo: Middle 2.0 -> Suburg 1.8 -> MFamily 3.8 -> Parents 2.5 -> Nashville 1.8

      Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – April 11, 2013 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have to say that I was totally impressed with last night’s How to Live.. The premiere episode was not great but it improved 100%. Last week they didn’t get a smile from me, last night I literally laughed out loud several times. That schtick when Polly was getting the MRI had me in stitches. Sarah Clarke was phenomenal. The jokes weren’t delivered like punchlines. There was a continuation throughout the entire episode that was missing last week. ABC needs to renew this show. If they renewed the abomination that was Apt. 23, they can renew this. Nashville makes me sad. I wish the ratings were higher. Here’s hoping for a renewal!

    Comment by Babygate – April 11, 2013 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed with everything you said until you dissed the B. tsk tsk

      Comment by B – April 11, 2013 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed with u Untill apt 23 comment also , I still love that show

      Comment by Joe – April 11, 2013 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When NBC crime shows are in repeats, CBS crime shows will go up, so no surprise there. I also hope Hannibal is a success for NBC; it’s extremely well done.

    Comment by jen – April 11, 2013 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hart of dixie???

    Comment by luli – April 11, 2013 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nashville was up because Chicago Fire was a repeat!

      Comment by sarah – April 11, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nashville beat CF last week

        Comment by Brandy – April 11, 2013 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ummm Hart of Dixie is on Tuesdays, it made 1.20 million and a 0.6 rating last night, but I have always said that HOD would do so much better on Wed. night but its too little too late because that night now belongs to Arrow. I’m sure they wont move it and wont put HOD after Arrow, but I think Wed. would have been a better night for a cute show like dixie.

      Comment by fernando rodriguez (@Fernanaberry) – April 11, 2013 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CSI surged 14 percent.- more than AI and Nashville. How about some props for the show that keeps going in S13!

    Comment by Chicago Dan – April 11, 2013 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good news at ABC – if this ABC Wed. lineup can keep it going for a couple of more weeks, I think we’ll see renewals for Suburgatory, Live w/Parent and Nashville. Nashville is headed in the right direction – up.

    Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – April 11, 2013 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what about the middle and suburgatory

    Comment by ollie – April 11, 2013 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Suburgatory – 1.8 in demo, 5.6m viewers
      Middle – 2.0 in demo, 7.55m viewers
      ABC night: Middle 7.55m ->Suburg 5.6m ->MFamily 10.38m -> Parents 7.33m ->Nashville 6m
      ABC demo: Middle 2.0 -> Suburg 1.8 -> MFamily 3.8 -> Parents 2.5 -> Nashville 1.8

      Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – April 11, 2013 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nashville is a good show but it can be fix on, I hate how none of the stories really connect. Everyone have thier own story and its too much to really care for. Even tho Rayna & Juilette work togther they still seem like thier stories do not connect. Also the time slot is aweful for it move it to sundays please.

    Comment by fernando rodriguez (@Fernanaberry) – April 11, 2013 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Removed How to Live . . . from my DVR series queue. It looks like the writers got nothing after the concept.

    Comment by MC Maine – April 11, 2013 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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