No longer facing the Olympics in prime time, Fox scored a ratings win Wednesday night as
But it was a close one as CBS' premiere of
The veteran "Idol," now in its 13th season, drew 10.6 million viewers on average, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, up 7% from last week. Among viewers 18 to 49, the "top 13" episode drew a rating of 2.6, flat with last week. A ratings point in the advertiser-desired demographic equals roughly 1.3 million viewers.
CBS' own reality TV stalwart "Survivor" came back for a 28th cycle, kicking off Wednesday night with 9.78 million viewers on average. Its audience grew about 9% from the "Survivor" premiere a year ago, while its 18-49 rating ticked up to a 2.5.
For the night, CBS scored a 2.5 rating, slightly below Fox.
The comedy "Mixology" debuted with 5.2 million viewers overall and a soft 1.8 rating in 18-49, which is low for a premiere airing right after the highly rated comedy
"Modern Family" was the top show in the demo, with a 3.1, down 11% from its last original episode. ABC's lineup in general saw declines, with
Wednesday's episode of the new
"Law & Order: SVU" earned a 2.0 in the demo, marking an increase of 11% from its most recent original.