‘Idol’ powers Fox on a repeat-laden night
Hit singing show averages a 3.7 in 18-49s
March 7, 2013
On a night littered with reruns, Fox was the only Big Five network with an all-original schedule.
And though “American Idol” fell once again from last week, it still powered the network to a dominant win on the night.
“Idol” averaged a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen, down from a 3.9 last Wednesday. But it was up from a season-low 3.4 for Tuesday’s episode.
Only three other original programs aired on the Big Five last night. NBC’s “Whitney” drew a 1.3 at 8 p.m., its best rating in five weeks.
ABC’s “The Neighbors” drew a 1.7 at 8:30, growing on its lead-in, a repeat of “The Middle” that averaged a 1.6.
And ABC’s “Suburgatory” drew a 1.7 at 9:30, also leading out of a repeat, “Modern Family,” which averaged a 2.0 and finished as the night’s No. 2 show to “Idol.”
Fox was first for the night among 18-49s with a 3.7 average overnight rating and a 10 share. CBS was second at 1.9/5, Univision third at 1.8/5, ABC fourth at 1.5/4, NBC fifth at 1.1/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.6/2 and CW seventh at 0.4/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-seven percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
At 8 p.m. Fox led with a 3.7 for “Idol,” followed by CBS with a 2.5 for “Survivor.” Univision was third with a 2.0 for “Por Ella Soy Eva,” ABC fourth with a 1.6 for a repeat of “The Middle” (1.6) and a new “Neighbors” (1.7) and NBC fifth with a 1.2 for two episodes of “Whitney” (1.3 for an original at 8, 1.0 for rerun at 8:30). The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth at 0.4, CW for a repeat of “Arrow” and Telemundo for “Pasion Prohibida.”
Fox was first again at 9 p.m. with a 3.7 for more “Idol,” while ABC moved to second with a 1.9 for a repeat of “Family” (2.0) and a new “Suburgatory” (1.7). Univision was third with a 1.8 for “Amores Verdaderos,” CBS fourth with a 1.7 for a “Criminal Minds” rerun, NBC fifth with a 1.1 for a repeat of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.9 for “La Patrona” and CW seventh with a 0.4 for a repeat of “Supernatural.”
At 10 p.m. CBS and Univision tied for the lead at 1.5, CBS for a repeat of “CSI” and Univision for “Amor Bravio.” NBC was third with a 1.0 for a rerun of “Chicago Fire,” ABC fourth with a 0.9 for a “Nashville” repeat and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for “El Rostro de la Venganza.”
Fox also finished first for the night among households with a 7.6 average overnight rating and a 12 share. CBS was second at 5.1/8, ABC third at 3.1/5, NBC fourth at 2.6/4, Univision fifth at 2.2/3, CW sixth at 0.9/1 and Telemundo seventh at 0.8/1.
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