Ratings: Survivor Premiere At All-Time Low, Idol Dips, Arrow Rises to Outdraw NBC Sitcombo

Season PremiereSurvivor: Does the Subtitle Really Matter Anymore premiered on Wednesday night to just under 9 million total viewers and a 2.4 rating, down 23 percent in the demo from the series’ spring 2012 opener and marking another all-time low for a premiere.

Leading out of the Big Bang repeat (5.8 mil/1.6) that followed Survivor, CSI (9.1 mil/2.1) was down 17 and 12 percent, hitting a series-low demo.

American Idol drew 13.4 mil and a 4.3, down 6 percent week-to-week and delivering, a rival whispers, its smallest audience since Aug. 14, 2002 aka Season 1.

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Over on The CW, Arrow (3.26 mil/1.1) gained 10 percent with its renewal news and topped NBC’s combined sitcombo in total audience, while Supernatural (2.47 mil/1.0) rose 8 percent in total viewers to its second-largest audience of the season (while steady in the demo).

ABC’s The Middle (7.6 mil/1.9) fell 7 and 17 percent, while The Neighbors (5.9 mil/1.7) was flat. Modern Family (10.03 mil/3.8) ticked up a bit and Suburgatory (6.07 mil/2.2) rose 6 and 10 percent. Nashville capped ABC’s night with 5.7 mil/1.8, up 8 percent and a tenth.

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Last and in some ways least, NBC’s Whitney (3.6 mil/1.2) was flat, Guys With Kids (2.85 mil/1.0) dropped 17 percent to series lows, SVU (6.3 mil/1.6) rebounded 10 percent and a tenth from Mike Tyson-gate, and Chicago Fire (6.65 mil/1.9) was steady.

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