survivor ball game TV ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Survivor,' 'Top Model' fall a bitFast National ratings for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

FOX’s “American Idol” was down a bit for both hours over last week’s Wednesday episode, though it still pulled big numbers for the network, winning it the top spot for most viewers. CBS’ “Survivor: One World” and The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion” also fell a little this week.

New episodes of “Criminal Minds” on CBS and “Modern Family” on ABC pulled in 11.3 million and 10.5 million viewers, respectively.

FOX

averaged 17.9 million viewers with a
10.5 rating/17 share in households for the night.
CBS came in second at 11.05 million, 6.9/11. Third place went to ABC with 6.4
million (4.1/7) fourth was NBC with 2.9 million, 2.0/3, and The CW at
1.3 million, 0.9/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX won with a 5.3
rating, followed by CBS (2.8), ABC (2.2), NBC (0.8) and the CW
(0.6).

]]> 8 p.m.: FOX: “American Idol” (16.7 million viewers, 9.8/17 households)
CBS: “Survivor: One World” (10.3 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: “The Middle” (7 million, 4.4/8)/”Suburgatory” (6.3 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: “Whitney” (4.01 million, 2.6/5)/”Are You There Chelsea?” (2.9 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.05 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (4.9) 9 p.m.: FOX: “American Idol” (19.01 million, 11.1/17)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (11.33 million, 7.2/11)
ABC: “Modern Family” (10.5 million, 6.2/10)/”Happy Endings” (5.5 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (2.5 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion” (1.05 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader:
“American Idol” (5.7) 10 p.m.: CBS: “CSI” (11.5 million, 7.4/12)
ABC: “Revenge for Real” (4.5 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: “Rock Center” (2.6 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader:
“CSI” (2.7) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.