The season finale of American Idol received the highest rating on any network since the Oscars. With Criminal Minds in reruns, Revenge rose four tenths and SVU rose thee tenths from last week. America’s Next Top Model tied its series low. Deadline has a list of Idol‘s season finale ratings. For the sixth consecutive year, AI posted its “lowest season finale ever.”
|rating||show||slot||network||last week||season low||series low|
|0.4||America’s Next Top Model “Highlights”||9pm||CW||0.4||0.4 (2)||0.4 (2)|
|1.5||Off Their Rockers||8:30||NBC||1.6||1.3|
|2.0||Law & Order: SVU “Rhodium Nights”||10pm||NBC||1.7||1.6 (3)||1.6 (3)|
|2.0||The Middle “The Wedding”||8pm||ABC||1.9||1.9 (2)||1.7 (2009)|
|2.4||Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23
|4.1||Modern Family “Baby on Board”||9pm||ABC||3.9||3.9||2.5 (2009)|
|6.4||American Idol “Winner Announced”||8-10pm||FOX||4.9||3.9||3.9|
|0.3||rerun – America’s Next Top Model “Jez Smith”||8pm||CW|
|0.9||rerun – Law & Order: SVU “Father’s Shadow”||9pm||NBC||1.8||1.6 (3)||1.6 (3)|
|1.2||rerun – Two and a Half Men “Not In My Mouth”||8:30||CBS|
|1.5||rerun – Off Their Rockers “episode 3”||8pm||NBC||1.4||1.3|
|1.6||rerun – The Big Bang Theory
“The Ornithophobia Diffusion”
|1.6||rerun – Criminal Minds “Unknown Subject”||10pm||CBS||3.6||2.8||2.8|
|1.6||rerun – Criminal Minds “True Genius”||9pm||CBS||3.6||2.8||2.8|
|2.1||rerun – Modern Family “Aunt Mommy”||8:30||ABC|
Compared to last season, FOX lost three tenths, ABC lost one tenth, CBS added one tenth, and NBC added two tenths.
1. Sunday Night Football
2. American Idol
3. The Voice
4. Modern Family
5. The Big Bang Theory
6. Two and a Half Men
7. The X Factor
8. 2 Broke Girls
9. Grey’s Anatomy
10. New Girl
For years, I’ve wondered, “Who would buy Fringe?” Today, we have an answer. Not SyFy. Not TNT. Not FX. Not USA. Not Spike. Not A&E. Not ABC Family. Not AMC. Not Lifetime. Not My Network TV. It was The Science Channel. Another WB property, Chuck remains unsold.
Starz will air every episode of Spartacus in order, on Friday nights, 9pm to midnight, June 8 through August 10.
That ’70s Show will run on yet another channel, TV Land, starting June 1. The other channels include Nick, ABC Family, MTV, as well as local broadcast stations. It’s airing on NickToo as I type this.
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report return on
Monday Tuesday after two weeks off.
Futurama returns on Wednesday, June 20. HBO’s The Newsroom premieres on Sunday, June 24. Wilfred and Louie return on Thursday, June 28. Weeds and Episodes return on Sunday, July 1. Here’s a giant list of premiere dates for the Summer. Dallas reboots on TNT on Wednesday, June 13. Breaking Bad returns for the first 8 episodes of its final season on Sunday, July 15.
This year’s “Idol” declines, while larger than just about anybody saw coming, are steeper in part because the show saw something of a renaissance last year when it added judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.