idol s11 hollywood week TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Hollywood Week good for 19 million viewersFast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

“American Idol” once again took the overall crown for ratings Wednesday evening, with just under 19 million viewers, though “Criminal Minds” and “Modern Family” were not far behind at roughly 13 million viewers apiece.

FOX won the night with 13.9 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/12 share in households. CBS was second at 10.3 million, 6.6/10, followed by ABC at 8.4 million, 5.2/8. NBC was fourth at 5.3 million, 3.6/6 and the CW was last with 1 million viewers, 0.7/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX also won with a solid 4.5 rating, followed by ABC (3.1), CBS (2.4), NBC (1.6) and the CW (0.5).

Ratings hour-by-hour:

8 p.m.:

FOX: “American Idol” (18.9 million viewers, 10.8/17 households)
CBS: “Person to Person” premiere (6.0 million, 4.1/6)
ABC: “The Middle” (8.3 million, 5.0/8)/”Suburgatory” (7.3 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “Whitney” (4.1 million, 2.7/4)/”Are You There Chelsea?” (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.3 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: “American Idol” (6.0)

9 p.m.:

CBS: “Criminal Minds” (13.6 million, 8.6/13)
FOX: “Mobbed” (8.8 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: “Modern Family” (12.9 million, 7.6/11)/”Happy Endings” (6.9 million, 4.2/6)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (5.3 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: “Remodeled” (713,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Modern Family” (5.5)

10 p.m.:

CBS: “CSI” (11.4 million, 7.312)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (6.7 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: “Revenge” (7.6 million, 5.0/8)

18-49 leader: “CSI” (2.7)

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

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