amber holcomb american idol top 5 TV ratings: 'American Idol' up slightly; 'Survivor' posts second best number of the seasonFast National ratings for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

“American Idol” rebounded again from its low numbers two weeks ago, rising a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 over last week and giving FOX a win on the night. Meanwhile, over on CBS “Survivor’s” crazy Tribal Council posted its second-best numbers of the season. The rest of the field was dotted with a lot of reruns.

FOX earned 12.4 million viewers and a 7.5 rating/12 share in households for the top spot, followed by CBS at 7.7 million, 4.9/8. ABC eked out third place with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.2/5. Next was NBC at 4.4 million, 3.1/5 and the CW at 1.6 million, 1.0/2.

In the adults 18-49 demo, the order was the same — FOX at 3.3, CBS at 1.8, ABC at 1.5, NBC at 1.1 and the CW at 0.5.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX: “American Idol” (11.6 million viewers, 7.1/11 households)
CBS: “Survivor: Caramoan” (9.82 million, 6.0/10)
ABC: “Suburgatory” (two episodes) (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.1 million, 3.5/6)
The CW: “Arrow” rerun (1.7 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “American Idol” (3.1)

9 p.m.

FOX: “American Idol” (13.3 million, 7.9/12)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (7.1 million, 4.6/7)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (6.4 million, 4.0/6)/”How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)” (6.0 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.5 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1.6 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: “American Idol” (3.5)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Elementary” rerun (6.3 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: “Chicago Fire” rerun (3.7 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: “Nashville” rerun (2.9 million, 2.1/3)

18-49 leader: “Elementary” (1.2)

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

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