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American Idol and Fox took Wednesday night in the ratings, but still struggled in comparison to last year, while Modern Family closed out strong.
Fox and the two-hour Idol finale averaged a 2.6 in the 18-49 demographic and 10.2 million viewers, reports Hitfix. The demo number is the best in a while for the singing competition, but was still down from last year's finale.
CBS was right behind Fox with a 2.4 rating in the demo and 8.89 million viewers. The Survivor finale was unable to top Idol, but still managed a strong 2.5 demo rating, The special reunion episode followed with a 2.0 in the demo.
Modern Family was easily the top program of the night with a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but ABC only managed third place with a 1.8 in the demo and 6.24 million viewers. Family's finale was consistent with last year's. The cancelled Mixology saw no boost and averaged only a 1.3 rating. Motive returned to a soft 0.9 demo rating, while The Middle improved slightly to a 2.0 in the demo.
NBC followed behind with a 1.4 rating in the demo and 5.57 million viewers. Revolution closed out the series down slightly to a 1.1 rating, while Law & Order: SVU was even at a 1.6 in the demo. Chicago P.D. also ticked up a small bit to a 1.6 rating.