james idol final 4 320 TV ratings: 'American Idol' final four, 'Modern Family,' 'Criminal Minds' all up WednesdayFast National ratings for Wednesday, May 11, 2011

“American Idol’s” ratings bounced back some on Wednesday, leading FOX to its usual spot at the top of the leader board. Viewing was up elsewhere too, as most of ABC’s comedies and CBS’ “Criminal Minds” also improved on last week’s performance.

FOX delivered 18.7 million viewers and an 11.1 rating/17 share in households for the night. CBS (10.9 million, 7.0/11) came in second, a good distance ahead of ABC (6.2 million, 4.0/6). NBC (4.85 million, 3.1/5) finished fourth. The CW (1.6 million, 1.1/2) was up slightly over last week too.

FOX dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.8 rating, more than doubling the 2.8 average for No. 2 CBS. ABC took third in the demo with a 2.3, followed by NBC, 1.5, and The CW, 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: “American Idol” (21.1 million viewers, 12.6/20 households)
CBS: “Survivor: Redemption Island” (10.4 million, 6.5/10)
ABC: “The Middle” (7.2 million, 4.3/7)/”Better With You” season finale (6 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” (3.05 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (6.5) 9 p.m. FOX: “American Idol” (25 million, 13.9/21)/”Breaking In” (7.65 million, 4.4/7)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (13.1 million, 8.6/13)
ABC: “Modern Family” (10.1 million, 6.1/9)/”Cougar Town” (6.1 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” (4.3 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (2 million, 1.4/2) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” (7.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” (9.1 million, 6.2/10)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (8 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: “Happy Endings” – two episodes (3.9 million, 2.7/4) 18-49 leader: “Law & Order: SVU” (2.4) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter