TV Ratings Report: An Idol Decline

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There was bad news and a tiny bit of good news for Fox last night, as the American Idol Season 12 premiere fell 19 percent from the Season 11 opener, earning 17.8 million viewers and a 6.0 rating in the young adult demographic.

But, hey, that's better than the 24 percent decline this series suffered from between Seasons 10 and 11! Read on for a full Wednesday rundown...

American Idol Premiere Pic

8 p.m.
American Idol: 17.8 million viewers
NCIS rerun: 8.3 million
Arrow: 3.1 million
Whitney rerun: 2.6 million/Guys with Kids rerun: 2.3 million
The Middle: 8.2 million/The Neighbors: 6.1 million

9 p.m.
Modern Family: 11 million/Suburgatory: 6.3 million
Criminal Minds: 12.5 million
Supernatural: 2 million
Law & Order SVU rerun: 2.7 million

10 p.m.
CSI: 11.1 million
Nashville: 6.5 million
Chicago Fire: 3.4 million

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