TV ratings: 'Mixology' opens modestly Wednesday, 'Chicago PD' scores a series high

mixology-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

The premiere of ABC's comedy "Mixology" was the ratings equivalent of a well drink Wednesday: It got the job done, but it was by no means great. The show opened well below where "Super Fun Night" did in the fall and also retained less of its "Modern Family" lead-in than the "SFN" premiere.

Elsewhere Wednesday, a crossover with "Law & Order: SVU" pushed "Chicago PD" to a series high in adults 18-49. "American Idol" was even with last week for FOX, and the premiere of "Survivor: Cagayan" improved on last spring's debut and was about even with the start of the fall cycle. "Arrow" was also fairly steady for The CW.

FOX led the night with 10.6 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/10 share in households, beating out FOX's 9.7 million and 6.1/10. NBC (6.8 million, 4.4/7) came in third, followed by ABC (5.9 million, 3.9/6). The CW drew a shade under 2 million viewers and a 1.3/2.

The 18-49 crown also went to FOX, whose 2.6 rating narrowly beat the 2.5 for CBS. ABC and NBC tied for third at 1.8, and The CW trailed with a 0.7.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX:
"American Idol" (10.6 million viewers, 6.6/11)
CBS: "Survivor: Cagayan" premiere (9.9 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: "The Middle" (7.1 million, 4.6/7)/"Suburgatory" (5.3 million, 3.5/5)
NBC: "Revolution" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "Arrow" (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "American Idol" (2.7)

9 p.m.

FOX:
"American Idol" (10.65 million, 6.6/10)
CBS: "Survivor: Cagayan" premiere (9.6 million, 5.8/9)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (7.7 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "Modern Family" (8.6 million, 5.4/8)/"Mixology" series premiere (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: "The Tomorrow People" (1.5 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (3.1)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Criminal Minds" (9.5 million, 6.3/11)
NBC: "Chicago PD" (8 million, 5.2/9)
ABC: "Nashville" (4.7 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: "Criminal Minds" (2.3)

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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