elise testone idol TV ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Modern Family' and 'Survivor' upFast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

“American Idol” was up this week — good news for FOX and also an expected win for the network. Also up a bit this week were ABC’s “Modern Family” and CBS’ “Survivor: One World.” The CW’s premiere of “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion” reeled in 1.3 million viewers for The CW during the 9 p.m. hour.

FOX
averaged 17 million viewers with a 10.0 rating/16 share in households.
CBS was second at 11.4 million, 7.0/11, third was ABC at 8.1 million, 5.1/8, fourth NBC with 4 million, 2.8/4 and The CW at 1.4 million, 1.0/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX was on top with a 4.9 rating, followed by CBS (2.9) and ABC (2.9), NBC (1.2) and the CW (0.6).

]]>Ratings hour-by-hour: 8 p.m.: FOX: “American Idol” (16.5 million viewers, 9.8/15 households)
CBS: “Survivor: One World” (10.6 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: “The Middle” (8.5 million, 5.3/8)/”Suburgatory” (7.2 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “Whitney” (4.1 million, 2.7/4)/”Are You There Chelsea?” (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.6 million, 1.1/2) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (4.7) 9 p.m.: FOX: “American Idol” (17.6 million, 10.3/16)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (12.5 million, 7.8/12)
ABC: “Modern Family” (11.7 million, 7.0/11)/”Happy Endings” (6.2 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (2.9 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion” (1.3 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader:
“American Idol” (5.1) 10 p.m.: CBS: “CSI” (11.2 million, 7.1/12)
ABC: “Revenge” (7.4 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (5.4 million, 3.8/6)

18-49 leader:
“CSI” (2.6) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.