On Wednesday night Modern Family returned up in the ratings, but couldn't help ABC top Fox.
For the night, Fox and American Idol were up for once with a 2.1 in the advertiser-important 18-49 demographic and 8.87 million viewers, reports HitFix. Despite the win, Idol was not the top program of the night.
Coming in second was ABC, which averaged a 1.7 in the demo and a weak 5.64 million viewers. The Middle and Suburgatory were both down slightly to a 1.8 and 1.6 rating, respectively. Modern Family returned with a new episode and was up to a 3.4 in the demo. Special Nashville: On the Record took in 1.0 in the demo.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS managed third place despite airing only one original for the night. The network took in a 1.5 in the 18-49 demo and 7.56 million viewers. A new episode of Survivor was down slightly to a 2.2 in the key demo.
NBC opted to air a full slate of encore episodes, with the network averaging only a 1.0 in the demo and 4.14 million viewers. The CW took in a 0.6 in the demo and 2.06 million viewers. Arrow took in a 0.7 and The 100 improved to a 0.6 rating.