TV ratings: 'American Idol' dips a little but easily wins Wednesday

american-idol-jan-29-14-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

"American Idol" was off slightly from its ratings a week ago on Wednesday, but per usual, it was the night's top-rated show by a wide margin. The show's adults 18-49 rating was more than double that of its closest competitor.

A couple of the night's other big shows, "Modern Family" and "Criminal Minds," were in repeats, which resulted in a bit of a boost for NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," which was up for the second straight week. So was its lead-out, "Chicago PD." ABC's "Nashville" also ticked up, and The CW saw improvements from "Arrow" and "The Tomorrow People."

FOX delivered 12.4 million viewers and a 7.3 rating/11 share in households in primetime, finishing well ahead of second-place CBS (7.5 million, 4.8/8). NBC (6.5 million, 4.3/7) came in third. ABC took fourth with 5.2 million viewers and a 3.4/5. The CW (2.2 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

FOX dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 3.8 rating. NBC finished second with a 1.6, edging ABC, 1.5, and CBS, 1.4. The CW drew a 0.8.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX:
"American Idol" (11.75 million viewers, 7.0/11 households)
CBS: Special - "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials" (9.5 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (5.8 million, 3.7/6)/"Suburgatory" (5.05 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: "Revolution" (5.1 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "Arrow" (2.7 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "American Idol" (3.5)

9 p.m.

FOX:
"American Idol" (13.05 million, 7.6/11)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (7.5 million, 5.0/8)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (6.6 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (6 million, 3.8/6)/"Super Fun Night" (3.9 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "The Tomorrow People" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.0)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Chicago PD" (6.9 million, 4.5/7)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (6.4 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "Nashville" (5.2 million, 3.5/6)

18-49 leader: "Chicago PD" (1.7)

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

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