TV ratings: 'Modern Family' tumbles Wednesday, 'Chicago PD' gets a boost

modern-family-april-30-14-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The broadcast networks by and large had a down night Wednesday, as most shows dropped off some from their last original episodes. "Modern Family" took the biggest hit, falling more than half a point in adults 18-49 vs. last week.

Despite that, it was still the No. 1 show in the demographic Wednesday, as "Criminal Minds" and "American Idol" were also down and "Survivor: Cagayan" was flat. On the bright side, "Chicago PD" was up for NBC (pending updates for a local pre-emption). "CSI" also improved a little week to week.

CBS averaged 9.9 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/10 share in households for the night, topping the 8.65 million and 5.2/8 for FOX. NBC (6 million, 4.0/6) took third, pending updates. ABC (5.5 million, 3.6/6) came in fourth. The CW was fifth with 2.1 million viewers and a 1.4/2.

The 18-49 title also went to CBS, which scored a 2.1 rating in the demographic. FOX grabbed second with a 1.8, followed closely by NBC, 1.7, and ABC, 1.6. The CW posted a 0.7.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Cagayan" (9.6 million viewers, 5.9/10 households)
FOX: "American Idol" (8.3 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "The Middle" (7.1 million, 4.4/8)/"Suburgatory" (5.1 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: "Revolution" (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "Arrow" (2.25 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Cagayan" (2.2)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Criminal Minds" (10.25 million, 6.6/10)
FOX: "American Idol" (9 million, 5.4/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (6.1 million, 4.1/6)
ABC: "Modern Family" (8.3 million, 5.0/8)/"Mixology" (3.65 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "The 100" (1.9 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (2.8)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" (9.95 million, 6.6/11)
NBC: "Chicago PD" (7.2 million, 4.7/8)
ABC: "Nashville" (4.5 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: "Chicago PD" (1.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
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