dont trust the b in apt 23 abc TV ratings: 'Don't Trust the B    ' has a solid premiere as steady 'Idol' leads WednesdayFast National ratings for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ABC got decent premiere numbers Wednesday from its new comedy “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23,” which did a better-than-usual job of holding onto the audience from its lead-in, “Modern Family.”

“American Idol,” meanwhile, was fairly steady for FOX, dipping slightly in viewers compared to last week but improving on its adults 18-49 rating.

FOX led the night with 16.4 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/15 share in households. CBS (10.4 million, 6.5/10) came in second, a good distance ahead of ABC (6.9 million, 4.4/7). NBC posted 4.2 million viewers and a 2.8/4, while The CW managed only 1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

“Idol” also gave FOX the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 4.9 rating. CBS scored a 2.6 in the demographic, beating out ABC’s 2.4. NBC averaged 1.1 and The CW 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: “American Idol” (15.6 million viewers, 9.4/15 households)
CBS: “Survivor: One World” (9.6 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: “The Middle” (7 million, 4.4/7)/”Suburgatory” (6.1 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (6.2 million, 3.8/6)/”Best Friends Forever” (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (945,000, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (4.7) 9 p.m. FOX: “American Idol” (17.1 million, 10.2/16)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (11.8 million, 7.5/11)
ABC: “Modern Family” (10.25 million, 6.3/10)/”Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23″ premiere (7 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (2.75 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (1 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (5.1) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” (9.8 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: “Revenge: From the Beginning” (5.6 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (5.4 million, 3.8/6) 18-49 leader: “CSI” (2.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable