TV Ratings: Wednesday January 18, 2012 (Aging AMERICAN IDOL Still Manages to Sink Competition)

VS. = Indicates how show performed versus their previous NEW airing.
Source: MediaWeek, Ratings: in millions
Time Network Show Rating 18-49 VS.
8PM FOX American Idol 21.60 7.2/18
CBS NCIS (R) 9.08 1.5/4
ABC The Middle 8.15 2.6/7
NBC Whitney 4.30 1.6/5
CW One Tree Hill 1.52 0.7/2
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 7.02 2.5/6
NBC Are You There, Chelsea 4.27 1.8/4
9PM FOX American Idol 21.60 7.2/18
CBS Criminal Minds 12.82 3.2/8
ABC Modern Family 11.80 5.1/12
NBC Harry’s Law 6.40 1.1/3
CW Remodeled (R) 605,000 0.3/1
9:30PM ABC Happy Endings 6.22 2.9/7
10PM CBS CSI 11.80 2.8/7
ABC Revenge 7.58 2.5/6
NBC Law & Order: SVU 6.40 1.8/5

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  • Anonymous

    Watching “Happy Endings” last night, I kept thinking, “This show is 10 times funnier than Friends ever hoped to be.”  Hope ABC sticks with it.  America, once again you’re failing some of the best that TV has to offer.

  • Last night’s HAPPY ENDINGS was fantastic. That said, I will not stand for you sullying the memory of FRIENDS. The show was fantastic and still holds up today.

  • Ace

    I think with ABC it is a lot about pairing. I’d love to see this as the Wed lineup: The Middle, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Cougar Town, Revenge

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got NO problems with Suburgatory…that show’s great, too. 

    I’m intrigued by this “new” comedy night that ABC is floating, with Cougar Town, Happy Endings and a new show I can’t recall…