TV ratings: 'Survivor' leads CBS sweep Wednesday as 'American Idol' holds steady

survivor-april-9-14-rtgs.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CBS led all three hours of primetime Wednesday in both viewers and adults 18-49. "Survivor: Cagayan" improved a little on last week's numbers to score the night's best 18-49 rating, and while "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" dipped, they each led their hours.

Also Wednesday, "American Idol" was even in viewers and down a tenth of a point in adults 18-49. "Law & Order: SVU" rose for NBC, but "The 100" took a hit without an original "Arrow" as a lead-in.

CBS averaged 9.5 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/10 share in households for the night, beating out FOX's 8.8 million and 5.5/9 for the lead. NBC (6 million, 4.1/7) came in third. ABC (3.5 million, 2.4/4) finished fourth with a night mostly filled with repeats, and The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2) trailed.

CBS scored a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, edging FOX's 2.0. NBC took third with a 1.5, followed by ABC, 1.0, and The CW, 0.5.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Cagayan" (9.6 million viewers, 5.7/10 households)
FOX: "American Idol" (8.5 million, 5.4/9)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (4.3 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/5)/"Suburgatory" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Cagayan" (2.4)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Criminal Minds" (9.8 million, 6.1/10)
FOX: "American Idol" (9 million, 5.6/9)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (7.3 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (4.8 million, 3.1/5)/"Mixology" (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "The 100" (1.75 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "Criminal Minds" (2.3)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" (9.1 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: "Chicago PD" (6.5 million, 4.4/8)
ABC: "Nashville" rerun (2.35 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "CSI" (1.7)

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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