January 23, 2014

The Sked: WEDNESDAY Ratings

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Wednesday fast national ratings:

FOX: American Idol still gives its network an easy win on Wednesday night (the 4.0 adult 18-49 rating doubles second-place ABC’s primetime average).  But the singing competition show just keeps dropping, down 15% from last week’s premiere episode and 28% below the comparable episode last year.

ABC and NBC rebounded a bit from last week, most notably Law & Order SVU and The Middle (each up four tenths of a rating point from last week) and Modern Family (up three tenths).

But CBS went against the grain, with the entire night dropping three tenths of a rating point from last week, paced by a big drop for CSI (down three to four tenths, depending on rounding).

Daily Comparison 2014 Wed Jan 22 three way

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.