Preliminary TV ratings show ‘Idol’ dropping while ‘Whitney’ and ‘Chelsea’ Rise

American Idol saw a night of dwindling numbers. It recorded only a 5.9 among adults aged between 18-49 on Wednesday night. The numbers did pick up during the second half of the show. But it could not even match its previous week’s ratings which were 6.5 among the same age group. The difference is almost 9%. The same week last year, the ratings were as high as 9.0.

When American Idol saw a drop in its points, Mobbed came to the rescue. Fox maintained a 4.4 for the night. Mobbed airing after Idol had a good chance to boost up its viewership. It almost doubled its ratings since the first time it was broadcasted.

Being aired after American Idol helped Mobbed get a 2.9 among the adults 18-49. Its chances of succeeding are much higher when it is aired after ‘Idol’ rather than being aired alone. Even with Idol dropping points, Fox finished first that night.

The next was CBS with a viewership of 8.1 million. It drew ratings of 1.9 among the 18-49. CBS aired Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials and repeats of Criminal Minds and CSI. The Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials got 2.1 for the demo.

ABC came third for the night. It aired repeats of The Middle and Suburgatory. Both the shows recorded 1.2 key demo rating with a 4.56 million viewership.

NBC came fourth overall for the night but it also came third with the demo ratings. Whitney and Are you there, Chelsea? helped with raising NBC ratings. Both television shows are comedies about women. The ratings of the shows increased 21 percent compared to their previous week.  Both the shows made 1.7 among the adults 18-49. Whitney had a 4.4 million viewership while Are you there, Chelsea? had a 4.08 million viewership.

The CW’s aired One Tree Hill and the rating was 0.7 key demo rating with a viewership of 1.47 million. Later that night ABC’s Modern Family and Happy Endings beat NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit repeat with a viewership of 6.445 million and a key demo rating of 2.3. NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit made only a 1.1 in key demo rating.

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