the good guys 320 TV Ratings: 'Good Guys' starts soft; FOX wins Wednesday anywayFast National ratings for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

“American Idol” determined its final two, slipping a bit from the previous week, but still giving FOX the edge over CBS on Wednesday night. FOX’s sneak preview of “The Good Guys,” however, had soft numbers, drawing in only 4.98 million viewers, which means it only beat out The CW during its time period.

FOX averaged 11.7 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/12 share in households for the evening. CBS finished second with 10.5 million viewers and a 6.7/11. ABC was third with 6.6 million and a 4.2/7, then NBC (6.1 million, 4.0/7) and The CW 91.4 million, 0.9/2).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX earned a 3.7 rating, well ahead of CBS, 2.6, ABC, 2.5, NBC, 1.8, and The CW, 0.6.

Wednesday’s hourly numbers:

8 p.m.

CBS: “I Get That a Lot” (7.2 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (5.3 million, 3.5/6)/”The Middle” (7.5 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” rerun (5.5 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: “The Good Guys” preview (4.98 million, 3.3/6)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” behind the scenes (2.0 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: “The Middle” new episode (2.5)

9 p.m.

“American Idol” (18.5 million, 10.8/17)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” (13.1 million, 8.3/13)
ABC: “Modern Family” (10 million, 6.1/10)/”Cougar Town” (6.2 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (4.2 million, 2.9/5)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” rerun (682,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “American Idol” (5.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: NY” (11.3 million, 7.3/13)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” (8.6 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: “Primetime: What Would You Do?” (5.3 million, 3.5/6)

18-49 leader: “Law & Order: SVU” (2.6)

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

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Posted by:Hanh Nguyen