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American Idol continues to win nights the singing competition is on, but has repeatedly dipping slightly in the ratings every week. Meanwhile, NBC saw a slight uptick with CBS opting for repeats on Wednesday night.
Fox easily took the night in both the demographic and average number of viewers. The network averaged a 3.8 in the 18-49 demographic and 12.4 million viewers, reports HitFix, thanks to Idol, though it was down from last week.
NBC was a distant second even as there were plenty of repeats airing on CBS and ABC. The peacock network averaged a 1.6 rating and 6.51 million viewers. Revolution dipped from last week to a 1.3 in the demo and Law & Order: SVU stayed steady with a 1.9 in the demo. Chicago P.D. was up though with a 1.7 demo rating.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC came second with a 1.5 in the demo and 5.2 million viewers. The alphabet network began the night with an hour of encores. A new episode of Suburgatory followed, which was down for the night to a 1.5 in the 18-49 demographic. Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night struggled, dipping to a series low 1.3 rating. Nashville brought a little life into ABC's night, up to a 1.5 in the demo.
CBS aired mostly repeats, pulling in a 1.4 in the demo and a strong 7.5 million viewers. Special Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials managed a 1.9 rating, which was about what it did last year.
The CW saw improvements in both shows to snag a 0.8 demo rating and 2.2 million viewers. Arrow was up to a 1.0 in the demo and The Tomorrow People was similarly up to a 0.6 rating.