oth finale brooke julian ratings TV ratings: 'One Tree Hill' finale gets small bump, 'American Idol' wins for FOXFast National ratings for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

FOX’s “American Idol”
garnered an easy win for the network Wednesday, though it was down more than a million viewers in its first hour this week and up a bit in the second. CBS’ “Survivor: One World” was up this week as well. Fans said goodbye to The CW’s “One Tree Hill” with two hours of programming — the first being interviews with the cast, which drew 1.37 million viewers, while the finale brought in 1.42 million — a modest rise for the show.

“Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” did A-OK for NBC with 7.2 million viewers — its follow-up “Best Friends Forever,” not so much. ABC’s “Happy Endings” exited its second season on a low note with just 3.7 million viewers.

FOX

averaged 16.65 million viewers with a
10.0 rating/16 share in households for the night.
CBS came in a more distant second at 11.09 million, 7.0/11. Third place went to ABC with 3.85
million, 2.6/4, fourth was NBC with 3.58 million, 2.4/4, and The CW at
1.4 million, 0.9/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX won with a 4.7
rating, followed by CBS more distantly (2.8), then ABC (1.3), NBC (1.0) and the CW
(0.8).

]]> 8 p.m.: FOX: “American Idol” (15.25 million viewers, 9.2/15 households)
CBS: “Survivor: One World” (10.1 million, 6.0/10)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (7.2 million, 4.6/8), “Best Friends Forever” (3.89 million, 2.5/4)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (3.75 million, 2.6/5)/”Suburgatory” rerun (3.6 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.37 million, 0.9/2) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (4.3) 9 p.m.: FOX: “American Idol” (18.06 million, 10.7/17)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (11.23 million, 7.3/11)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (4.9 million, 3.1/5)/”Happy Endings” (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: “Bent” (2.24 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.42 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader:
“American Idol” (5.1) 10 p.m.: CBS: “CSI” (11.92 million, 7.6/13)
ABC: “Missing” rerun (3.55 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: “Rock Center” (2.97 million, 2.1/3)

18-49 leader:
“CSI” (2.9) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.