Ratings: ‘Survivor: Kaoh Rong’ premiere down; ‘Chicago PD,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ more down

Law & Order: SVU logoWednesday night’s TV lineup was for the most part not necessarily something to write home about. The majority of the ratings were either disappointing or down versus recent comparables, and we’re not sure with spring coming whether or not any of them will turn it around much.

The winners – Well, this one is going to be short. The latest episode of “Supernatural” jumped up slightly, but not so much that it really looks any different on the ratings sheet. (It’s still a 0.8 in the 18-49 demographic, but last week it was rounded up to that.) This is really the only thing worth commenting on in this category, so we had to think of something.

The losers – It wasn’t a good night for “Survivor,” as the premiere of “Kaoh Rong” scored one of the show’s lowest premiere ratings to date in a 2.0. The great news about this show is that it often adjusts up in the finals, and it has a pretty devoted following. Unless this is an awful season for whatever reason, it will more than likely recover.

Elsewhere, we would say that NBC is a little bummed that “Law & Order: SVU” (1.6) and “Chicago PD” (1.6) could not keep their killer momentum going, while “American Idol” (2.0) and “The Mysteries of Laura” (1.0) were both hurt by the CBS show’s return to the air. Probably the biggest “Survivor” casualty was “Hell’s Kitchen”; while it only aired against 30 minutes of the show, that was enough for it to plummet all the way down to a 0.8 rating that is not that much better than “Second Chance” has been drawing lately.

(Photo: NBC.)

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