TV Ratings Report: Semifinal Slippage

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American Idol may have won the Wednesday night ratings battle, but the naming of 14 semifinalists was actually down 2.7 million viewers from the previous week's telecast in the same time slot. Not a great sign for the juggernaut...

Semifinalis Selection?

8 p.m.
American Idol: 15.4 million viewers
Survivor: 10.3 million
The Middle: 7.5 million/Suburgatory: 6.8 million
Whitney: 4.1 million/Are You There Chelsea?: 3.4 million
One Tree Hill: 1.4 million

9 p.m.
American Idol: 16.4 million
Criminal Minds: 2.6 million
Modern Family: 11.5 million/Happy Endings: 5.7 million
Rock Center with Brian Williams: 2.7 million
Remodeled: 759,000

10 p.m.
CSI: 11.8 million
20/20: 4.8 million
Law & Order: SVU: 5.9 million

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@mina I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be 12.6 since they ranked it so high. Also criminal minds never gets that low.


I expected more for One Tree Hill with Lucas' return, then again, Peyton wasn't with him. So I can see why.


I can't believe Criminal Minds got only 2mil viewers....What happened?