Ratings: ‘American Idol,’ ‘Survivor’ hit lows; ‘Family Tools’ almost dead on arrival

SurvivorWith the start of May, the most important TV month of the season for many networks, it’s fair to say that a few executives this afternoon are not going to be feeling too great. A number of shows across the board hit new lows, including every single thing that was a part of the CBS Wednesday lineup.

We’re most curious about the “Survivor” drop to a 2.3 rating this week in the 18-49 demographic. Did this many people really like Malcolm Freberg to the point where they stopped watching the moment he was voted off? We were fans of the guy, but we wouldn’t say that he is in our top 3 for favorite players of all time. This may just be a coincidence, and “Survivor” often adjusts up in the final numbers.

Meanwhile, “American Idol” hit a series low for a performance show in a 2.8, which we don’t really think had too much to do with a clip show for “The Voice” (1.6) airing at the same time. The show has been tracking down all season thanks to a disastrous judging panel, and contestants that while incredible singers, do not tend to excite casual viewers.

Elsewhere, the premiere of “Family Tools” on ABC may be dead as a roadkill upon arrival. The show drew just a 1.5 rating following “The Middle,” and while there have been a number of lower-rated comedies over the course of the year, few of them premiere to numbers that are significantly worse than this. We just don’t see it surviving when there are so many other options out there.

What do you think about some of these numbers? If you want to preview the “American Idol” results show airing on Thursday night, you can do so over at the link here.

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