urx unit loader TV ratings: 'American Idol' improves Wednesday, 'Modern Family' tops 18 49 demo
modern family australia ratings TV ratings: 'American Idol' improves Wednesday, 'Modern Family' tops 18 49 demoFast National ratings for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

“American Idol” scored some ratings gains for FOX Wednesday, growing in both adults 18-49 and viewers compared to last week’s show. The bump was enough to give FOX a victory for the night.

ABC’s “Modern Family” was also up compared to its most recent original episode, scoring the evening’s top 18-49 rating. “Mixology” also rose with an original lead-in. “Survivor” was down a bit for CBS but still led its hour. “The 100” improved slightly for The CW, while “Arrow” was even with last week.

FOX averaged 8.9 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share in households for the night. CBS (7.6 million, 4.9/8) finished second despite airing reruns for two of its three hours. ABC (5.6 million, 3.6/6) came in third. NBC (4.1 million, 2.9/5) took fourth, pending updates for a local NBA telecast in one market. The CW (2.1 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

FOX’s 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 was good enough to snag the top spot in the demographic. ABC finished second with a 1.7, followed by CBS at 1.5. NBC posted a 1.0 and The CW a 0.6.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Survivor: Cagayan” (9.3 million viewers, 5.6/9 households)
FOX: “American Idol” (8.5 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: “The Middle” (6.85 million, 4.2/7)/”Suburgatory” (5.25 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: “Arrow” (2.2 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: “Survivor: Cagayan” (2.2)

9 p.m.

FOX: “American Idol” (9.3 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: “Modern Family” (9.25 million, 5.6/9)/”Mixology” (4.15 million, 2.6/4)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (6.4 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.4 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: “The 100” (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (3.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI” rerun (7 million, 4.7/8)
ABC: Special – “Nashville: On the Record” (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
NBC: “Chicago PD” rerun (3.7 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: “CSI” (1.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.