TV ratings: 'Survivor' beats 'American Idol' again; 'Mixology' up, 'The 100' dips slightly

mixology-ratings-march-26-2014.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

For the second week in a row, "Survivor" beat "American Idol." Last week it was by a slim margin, but this week was by over a million viewers and 0.3 in the adults 18-49 demo. This is the first season where the CBS reality show has beaten the FOX reality show head-to-head.

Elsewhere, new CW sci-fi drama "The 100," which had a big premiere for the network last week, stayed fairly solid in its second week, dipping slightly from its debut.

There's also good news for "Mixology" fans. The new ABC comedy had been steadily declining since its premiere in mid-February, but last night was back up to 4.9 million viewers, which is just shy of its premiere numbers of 4.98 million.

Despite losing head-to-head with "Survivor," FOX did win the night in total viewers, as CBS was in reruns for the two hours following "Survivor." FOX earned 9.15 million with a 5.6 rating/9 share in households for the top spot, followed by CBS at 8.15 million, 5.1/8; ABC at 6.1 million, 4.0/6; NBC at 3.7 million, 2.5/4 and The CW at 2.4 million, 1.6/3.

In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX won there as well with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC (1.8), CBS (1.7) and The CW and NBC tied at 0.8.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Cagayan" (9.8 million viewers, 5.8/10 households)
FOX: "American Idol" (8.6 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: "The Middle" (7.1 million, 4.5/8)/"Suburgatory" (4.9 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: "Prince Harry's South Pole Heroes" special (3.8 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "Arrow" (2.6 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Cagayan" (2.3)

9 p.m.

ABC: "Modern Family" (9.7 million, 6.0/9)/"Mixology" (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
FOX: "American Idol" (9.6 million, 5.9/9)

CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (7.29 million, 4.6/7)
NBC:
"Law & Order: SVU" rerun (3.5 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "The 100" (2.3 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (3.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" rerun (7.4 million, 4.8/8)
ABC: "Nashville" (5.2 million, 3.5/6)

NBC: "Chicago PD" rerun (3.8 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "CSI" and "Nashville" tied (1.3)

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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