TV ratings: 'Survivor' and 'American Idol' lead a rerun-heavy Wednesday

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american-idol-apr-16-14-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ABC, NBC and CBS filled the majority of their prime-time lineups with repeats Wednesday night, which led to lower ratings across the board. Among the handful of new episodes, "Survivor: Cagayan" scored both the most viewers and the best adults 18-49 rating.

It edged out "American Idol," which was down slightly from last week but, since it took up all of FOX's schedule, gave the network a win for the night as a whole. ABC's "Mixology" was up despite a repeat "Modern Family" as a lead-in. "Arrow" was on par with its last original episode on The CW, while "The 100" improved some from last week.

FOX averaged 8.4 million viewers and a 5.2 rating/8 share in households for the night, beating out CBS (7.7 million, 4.9/8) for the overall lead. NBC (4.7 million, 3.2/5) came in third. ABC took fourth with 3.8 million viewers and a 2.5/4. The CW (2.2 million, 1.5/2) brought up the rear.

FOX also led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.9 rating. CBS finished second with a 1.6. NBC's 1.2 edged ABC's 1.1 for third, and The CW posted a 0.7.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Cagayan" (9.3 million viewers, 5.7/10 households)
FOX: "American Idol" (8.2 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (4.9 million, 3.2/6)/"Suburgatory" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "Arrow" (2.4 million, 1.7/3)

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

9 p.m.

FOX:
"American Idol" (8.6 million, 5.3/8)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (6.9 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (5.1 million, 3.3/5)/"Mixology" (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "The 100" (2 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "American Idol" (2.0)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" rerun (6.8 million, 4.5/8)
NBC: "Chicago PD" rerun (4.2 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: "Nashville" rerun (2.8 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "CSI" (1.2)

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

Photo/Video credit: FOX