NBC’s Wednesday lineup returned refreshed from a break. Revolution (1.3) was up a tenth from its last original on March 19, Law & Order: SVU (1.7) was up 13%, and Chicago PD (1.6) was up 14%. On the opposite side, the CW dramas were down. Arrow (0.8) fell 11% from last week. After a promising start, new drama The 100 (0.6) posted a second week of double-digit declines, down 14% and falling under 2 million viewers (1.9 million). There was little change at the other networks. Fox’s two-hour American Idol (2.1) matched last Wednesday’s fast national. CBS’ Survivor (2.2) slipped a tenth from last week but still edged Idol in the demo for a fourth consecutive week. Criminal Minds (2.5) was up 14% from its last original two weeks ago and is poised to edge Idol in 18-49 in the 9 PM hour for the first time, while CSI (1.9) was down a tenth.
It’s a good thing that Modern Family has an Australian episode coming up. The comedy series (3.2) dipped 9% from last week’s fast national after a ratings bump last Wednesday with another out-of-town episode set in Las Vegas. But its audience, 8.78 million, still topped Idol‘s, 8.77 million, after the ABC comedy accomplished that for the first time last week. The Middle (1.9) and Mixology (1.6) were steady, Suburgatory (1.6) was up a tenth and Nashville (1.5) shot up 15%, both rebounding after tying series lows last Wednesday.