TV ratings: 'American Idol' falls a little Wednesday, 'Modern Family' and 'CSI' finale upAdd to Favorites | American Idol
The Final Four on "American Idol" didn't pull in quite as big an audience as the Top Five did last week, but FOX still won Wednesday's ratings by a wide margin. "Modern Family" and the season finale of "CSI" both improved on last week's numbers, and "Revenge's" flashback episode was up a tick in adults 18-49.
FOX grabbed 16.1 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/16 share in households, beating second-place CBS (10.6 million, 6.6/11) by more than 5 million viewers. ABC (7.1 million, 4.6/7) took third. NBC came in fourth with 4.95 million viewers and a 3.3/5. The CW finished with just under a million viewers and a 0.7/1.
FOX also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.4 rating, down slightly from last week's 4.6. CBS was the best of the rest with a 2.7, followed by ABC's 2.5 NBC averaged 1.3 in the demo and The CW 0.4.