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TV Ratings: 'American Idol' continues slide, 'Chicago P.D.,' 'Arrow' up

By Kyle Johnson,

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.

image: Fox

 
 

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