Ratings: American Idol's Penultimate Finale Down 38 Percent vs. 2014

American Idol 13 Finale Ratings

American Idol‘s second-to-last finale ever drew 7.7 million viewers and a 1.6 rating on Wednesday night, up 10 percent and two tenths week-to-week but down 27 and 38 percent from last year’s coronation ceremony.


CBS | Survivor (9.4 mil/2.2) ticked up a tenth, while the final two episodes of CSI: Cyber’s freshman run averaged 6.8 mil/1.2, steady week-to-week.

THE CW | Arrow’s Season 3 finale (2.8 mil/1.0) added some eyeballs while steady in the demo, and was up a tenth versus last year’s closer. Supernatural (2.1 mil/0.8) surged 40 percent and two tenths.

NBC | Mysteries of Laura (6.1 mil/1.0) ticked up, SVU (6.8 mil/1.5) rose three tenths and Chicago PD (6.8 mil/1.6) grew two tenths.

ABC | The Middle (7 mil/1.7) and The Goldbergs (6.7 mil/2.) were steady with their finales, Modern Family (8.1 mil/2.7) slipped two tenths, black-ish (6.2 mil/2.1) dipped one tenth and Nashville (4.7 mil/1.3) matched its week-ago numbers and its previous finale.

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