survivor-april-2-14-rtgs.JPGFast National ratings for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

CBS swept both the total-viewer and adults 18-49 ratings race Wednesday night, as both “Survivor: Cagayan” and “Criminal Minds” topped FOX’s “American Idol” in both categories. “CSI” also scored an across-the-board win at 10 o’clock.

“Idol” was even with last week, but it’s still a startling sight to see it finish below first in both hours. Also Wednesday, “Modern Family” was down for ABC but still drew the night’s top 18-49 rating. All three of NBC’s dramas improved on their last original episodes, but “Arrow” and “The 100” fell for The CW.

CBS averaged 9.9 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households for the night, beating FOX’s 8.8 million, and 5.6/9 for the lead. ABC (6 million, 3.9/6) came in third. NBC (5.3 million, 3.5/6) took fourth, and The CW (2.1 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

CBS’s 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 edged out FOX’s 2.1 for the top spot. ABC finished a close third at 1.9, followed by NBC, 1.5, and The CW, 0.7.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Survivor: Cagayan” (9.55 million viewers, 5.8/10 households)
FOX: “American Idol” (8.3 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: “The Middle” (7.1 million, 4.4/7)/”Suburgatory” (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “Revolution” (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: “Arrow” (2.3 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: “Survivor: Cagayan” (2.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Criminal Minds” (10.4 million, 6.5/10)
FOX: “American Idol” (9.2 million, 5.7/9)
ABC: “Modern Family” (8.8 million, 5.5/9)/”Mixology” (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (5.8 million, 3.9/6)
The CW: “The 100” (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (3.2)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI” (9.7 million, 6.3/10)
NBC: “Chicago PD” (5.7 million, 3.9/6)
ABC: “Nashville” (5.2 million, 3.5/6)

18-49 leader: “CSI” (1.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter