The tribe has… wait, where is the tribe, specifically the folks age 18 to 49? Because CBS’ 11-year-old Survivor — which has already been renewed for two more seasons — this Wednesday night dipped to an all-time low rating of 2.9 in that coveted demo.
The news was similarly grim for two ABC bubble shows, both of which hit or matched series-low ratings. Compromised by a Modern Family repeat lead-in, Mr. Sunshine plunged more than 30 percent to barely 4 million viewers and a 1.4 rating, while Off the Map (4.2 mil/1.3) dropped double digits in the demo to tie its worst rating, a 1.3.
Elsewhere this Wednesday:
* American Idol‘s Elton John Night delivered 23.6 million tiny dancers and a 7.5 rating, on par with a week ago.
* The CW’s Top Model (2.15 mil/0.9) dipped 10 percent in the demo, while Shedding for the Wedding held steady at a truly sad 983,000/0.4 (!).
* With 12.9 million viewers and a 3.5 rating, Criminal Minds was only down a hair from its last fresh eppy.
* Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (9.34 mil/2.3) led the 10 o’clock hour in total audience, while SVU (8.3 mil/2.5) topped the demos.
What were you watching this Wednesday?