urx unit loader TV ratings: 'American Idol' holds steady Wednesday, 'Criminal Minds' and 'CSI' up
american-idol-march-20-2013-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Wednesday, March 20, 2013

“American Idol” was fairly even with its ratings last week, falling a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 and losing a couple hundred thousand viewers. It still led the night in both measures, however.

Elsewhere, CBS dramas “Criminal Minds” and “CSI” were up over their most recent original episodes. “Law & Order: SVU” ticked up in viewers but dropped slightly in adults 18-49. “Arrow” and “Supernatural” stayed solid for The CW.

FOX delivered 12.7 million viewers and a 7.7 rating/12 share in households for the night, beating CBS’ 10.5 million and 6.5/11. NBC (4.9 million, 2.7/4) came in third. ABC (4 million, 2.7.4) finished fourth, topping The CW (2.5 million, 1.5/2).

FOX’s 3.5 rating among adults 18-49 put it atop the demographic rankings, almost a point ahead of second-place CBS (2.6). NBC took third with a 1.4, followed by ABC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.9.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: “American Idol” (12 million viewers, 7.4/12 households)
CBS: “Survivor: Caramoan” (9.6 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.8 million, 3.1/5)/”The Neighbors” (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “Whitney” (3.2 million, 2.1/3)/”Whitney” rerun (2.6 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: “Arrow” (2.9 million, 1.8/3) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (3.4) 9 p.m. FOX: “American Idol” (13.3 million, 8.0/12)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (11.5 million, 7.1/11)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (5.45 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (5.4 million, 3.5/5)/”Suburgatory” (4.2 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: “Supernatural” (2.1 million, 1.3/2) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (3.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” (10.4 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: “Chicago Fire” (6.3 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: “Nashville” rerun (2.5 million, 1.8/3) 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