With the fate of most Wednesday shows already set in stone for next season, there was not much in the way of drama — however, that doesn’t mean that the night was devoid of any interesting shifts whatsoever in the ratings.
CBS – Despite the show being primed for potentially one of its lowest-rated finales ever, “Survivor: One World” did inch up versus last week’s 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic to score a 2.7. “Criminal Minds” posted a 2.8, while “CSI” had its lowest-rated finale ever with a 2.4 (which is a shame, since this season has been a marked improvement).
Fox – “American Idol” was once again down this week to a 4.4 rating, though this was still easily strong enough to defeat every other show on the night.
ABC – “The Middle” started things off with a series-low 1.9 rating, but there was good news pretty much everywhere else — “Suburgatory” (2.1) and “Modern Family” (4.3) were each up versus their last new episodes, and “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23” was steady with a 2.3.
NBC – “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” held steady in the 1.5-1.6 range, while “Rock Center with Brian Williams” fell back to a 0.8. “Law & Order: SVU” — the only renewed show on the night for the network — scored a 1.7.
The CW – We wonder if the network is regretting renewing “America’s Next Top Model” now, as its ratings have taken a nosedive all the way down to a 0.4 rating — half of what they were at times during the fall.
What do you think about these numbers?