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American Idol usually takes a dip during its second week and this season was no different. Even though Wednesday night’s show featured the much-talked about feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, the episode dropped from last week’s low-rated premiere. Meanwhile, CBS’ CSI found some new life, reaching a season high.
Fox easily won the night, with Idol averaging 16 million viewers and a 5.4 18-49 rating over its two hours. That was a 10 percent drop from the premiere last week, reports Entertainment Weekly.
According to HitFix reports that CBS came in a distant second with 10 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating. A Criminal Minds repeat (6.78 million) kicked off the night with a new episode right behind it. The new episode drew 11.74 million viewers and a 3.0 18-49 rating. CSI climbed to 11.49 million viewers and a 2.7 18-49 rating, its best showing of the season.
ABC followed with 7.15 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating. The Middle started the night with 8.5 million viewers and a 2.5 18-49 rating, while The Neighbors followed with 6.3 million and a 1.9 key demo rating. Modern Family had 10.8 million viewers and a 4.1 18-49 rating, a season low, notes THR. Suburgatory had 6.28 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating while Nashville had just 5.46 million and a 1.8 rating.
The CW’s Arrow had 3.13 million viewers and a 1.1 18-49 rating. A new Supernatural had 2.1 million viewers and a 0.9 18-49 rating.
NBC’s night of repeats only had 2.56 million viewers and a 0.8 18-49 rating.