TV Ratings: 'American Idol' easily tops a sleepy Wednesday

tv-ratings-idol-020212.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

"American Idol's" ratings kicked into high gear on a mostly sleepy Wednesday evening, though the competition from other networks was mainly in the form of re-runs.  

FOX scored 13 million viewers and a 7.5 rating/12 share in households Wednesday night, beating out CBS (8 million, 5.2/8), NBC (5 million, 3.3/5), ABC (4.8 million, 3.1/5) and The CW (1.1 million, 0.8/1).

FOX, of course, also easily won the 18-49 demographic with a 4.4 rating. CBS followed with 1.9, NBC and ABC tied at 1.5 and The CW finished with a 0.5.

Ratings hour-by-hour:

8 p.m.:


FOX: "American Idol" (18.1 million viewers, 10.5/17 households)
CBS: "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials" (8.7 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "The Middle" re-run (5 million, 3.2/5)/"Suburgatory" re-run (4.2 million, 2.8/4)
NBC: "Whitney" (4.4 million, 2.9/5)/"Are You There Chelsea?" (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.5 million, 1.0/2)

9 p.m.:

CBS: "Criminal Minds" re-run (8.3 million, 5.3/8)
FOX: "Mobbed" (7.9 million, 4.6/7)
ABC: "Modern Family" re-run (7.7 million, 4.7/7)/"Happy Endings" re-run (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" re-run (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "Remodeled" (1.5 million, 1.0/2)

10 p.m.:

CBS: "CSI" re-run (7.4 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" re-run (5.8 million, 3.9/6)
ABC: "Revenge" re-run (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
Photo/Video credit: FOX
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