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Thursday, January 30, 2014


8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Suburgatory
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Modern Family (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 Super Fun Night
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
10:00 Nashville
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

8:00 Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

8:00 Revolution
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

8:00 American Idol
Viewers: 12.7 million, 18-49 demo: 3.8 

With the CBS dramas in repeats, NBC was able to capitalize once again. First up though, Revolution was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. There's just not going to be room on NBC's drama pile for this show to see a third season. At 9pm, Law & Order: SVU was up nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Either CBS or NBC has to budge and move Criminal Minds or Law & Order: SVU. They compete for the same audience every week and thrive when the other is a repeat. At 10pm, Chicago PD was up seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Yes the lead-in was up too, but it's a good sign that people aren't jumping ship on this newbie. Despite repeats on CBS and of key ABC shows, week three of American Idol was down six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. It's still running 30% behind last year, which is not good.

ABC was left without its successful anchors as The Middle and Modern Family were in repeats. Not surprisingly, Suburgatory and Super Fun Night were negatively impacted. Suburgatory fell eight tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo, tying a series low. At 9:30pm, Super Fun Night was a million viewers and four tenths in the demo for a series low. If Night didn't seal its fate by now, this has done it. It is clearly weaker than Suburgatory much less the anchor shows. Next up is Mixology, which once again is a totally different show following three family comedies. At 10pm, Nashville was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo despite the lead-in being down. CBS aired Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials and it did well again as this is becoming a decent little annual special for CBS.

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