TV Ratings: 'Criminal Minds' beats 'American Idol,' 'The 100' slips

By Kyle Johnson,

Fox lost to CBS on Wednesday night as both Criminal Minds and Survivor beat out singing competition American Idol.

With a 2.2 in the 18-49 demographic and 9.86 million viewers, CBS topped the major networks in primetime, reports Hitfix. Survivor was down slightly to a 2.2 in the demo, while Criminal Minds improved to a 2.5 rating. CSI ticked downward for the night with a 1.9 in the demo.

Fox averaged a close 2.1 in the demo, but a much weaker 8.77 million viewers. Idol remained even with last week with a 2.1 in the advertiser-important demo.

In third for the night was ABC, which averaged a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo and 5.98 million viewers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Middle was steady from last week with a 1.9 in the demo, while Suburgatory ticked upward to a 1.6 in the key demo. Modern Family fell to a 3.2 in the demo, but Mixology managed to remain consistent with a 1.6 rating. Nashville improved to a 1.5 rating.

NBC saw mild growth from all its shows for the night, with the network averaging a 1.5 rating and 5.3 million viewers. Revolution was up to a 1.3 in the demo, while Law & Order: SVU took in a 1.7 rating. Chicago P.D. closed the night up to a 1.6 in the demo.

Arrow slid from last week to a 0.8 in the demo, while The 100 was down to a 0.6 demo rating. The CW averaged a 0.7 in the demo and 2.1 million viewers.

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