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TV Ratings: ‘Empire’-less ‘American Idol’ falls to lowest rated show of the season

American Idol had its lowest rated show of the season, on the first week without Empire on FOX. It was easily beaten by Survivor, Modern Family, The Goldbergs, Criminal Minds and black-ish in the 18-49 demo during the two hours it was on.

So it looks like the ratings bump of Idol over the last few weeks was indeed because it was pre-programming for ratings juggernaut Empire.

American Idol had a 1.7 rating and 8.34 million viewers. This is dangerously close to Idol’s lowest rated show of all time last season which had a 1.5. I think we are going to get there this season.

Survivor had a 2.2 rating and 9.52 million viewers.

Modern Family had a 2.8 rating and 8.54 million viewers.

Arrow had a 1.0 rating and 2.78 million viewers.

TV Ratings- 'Empire'-less 'American Idol' falls to lowest rated show of the season

TV Ratings Wednesday Preliminary March 25, 2015

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor 2.2 8 9.52
ABC The Middle 1.8 7 7.24
FOX American Idol 1.7 6 8.34
NBC The Mysteries of Laura 1.0 4 6.40
CW Arrow 1.0 4 2.78
8:30PM ABC The Goldbergs 2.0 7 6.68
9:00PM ABC Modern Family 2.8 9 8.54
CBS Criminal Minds 2.0 6 9.88
NBC Law And Order: SVU 1.3 4 6.00
CW Supernatural 0.7 2 1.73
9:30PM ABC black-ish 2.1 7 6.47
10:00PM NBC Chicago PD 1.5 5 6.30
CBS CSI: Cyber 1.4 5 8.06
ABC Nashville: On the Record 0.8 3 4.07

Via TVbytheNumbers

Half-Hours

8:00 p.m.
ABC – The Middle – Viewers: 7.24 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#2t)
CBS – Survivor – Viewers: 9.33 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)
NBC – The Mysteries of Laura – Viewers: 6.32 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4t)
Fox – American Idol – Viewers: 7.95 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2t)
CW – Arrow – Viewers: 2.81 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4t)
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8:30 p.m.
ABC – The Goldbergs – Viewers: 6.68 million (#3), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#2)
CBS – Survivor – Viewers: 9.70 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – The Mysteries of Laura – Viewers: 6.44 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4t)
Fox – American Idol – Viewers: 8.18 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2t)
CW – Arrow – Viewers: 2.74 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4t)
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9:00 p.m.
ABC – Modern Family – Viewers: 8.54 million (2), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#1)
CBS – Criminal Minds – Viewers: 9.88 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)
NBC – Law & Order: SVU – Viewers: 5.76 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)
Fox – American Idol – Viewers: 8.52 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – Supernatural – Viewers: 1.85 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)
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9:30 p.m.
ABC – black-ish – Viewers: 6.47 million (3), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)
CBS – Criminal Minds – Viewers: 9.87 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)
NBC – Law & Order: SVU – Viewers: 6.15 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)
Fox – American Idol – Viewers: 8.71 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – Supernatural – Viewers: 1.61 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)
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10:00 p.m.
ABC – Nashville: On the Record 2 – Viewers: 4.35 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – CSI: Cyber – Viewers: 8.30 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)
NBC – Chicago PD – Viewers: 6.30 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)
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10:30 p.m.
ABC – Nashville: On the Record 2 – Viewers: 3.80 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)
CBS – CSI: Cyber – Viewers: 7.82 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)
NBC – Chicago PD – Viewers: 6.33 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Via TV Media Insights

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