TV Ratings: ‘Idol,’ ‘Modern Family’ lead Wednesday as ‘Arrow,’ ‘Dovekeepers’ dip

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Once again, “American Idol” couldn't beat “Survivor” in their head-to-head match-up, but thanks to a low second night for “The Dovekeepers,” FOX was able to win Tuesday overall. Meanwhile, “Modern Family” and “Black-ish” carried ABC to victory among young viewers.

Otherwise, it was a night of mixed returns. ABC's “The Middle” and “Goldbergs” both added viewers, but dropped in the key demo. The CW's “Arrow” was down in all measures. But NBC's “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Chicago PD” were both up.

On to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.9 rating for Wednesday night, topping FOX's 1.7 rating in the key demographic. NBC's 1.4 key demo rating and CBS' 1.3 key demo rating followed, while The CW averaged a 0.7 key demo rating for the night.

Overall, though, FOX averaged an estimated 8.37 million viewers and a 5.2 rating/9 share for Wednesday night. CBS was second with 7.42 million viewers and a 4.5/8, edging out the 6.95 million viewers and 4.4/8 for ABC. NBC was a close fourth with 6.52 million viewers and a 4.4/8. The CW trailed with 2.05 million viewers and a 1.3/2.

8 p.m. – “Survivor: Worlds Apart” won the 8 p.m. hour with 9.47 million viewers and a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. FOX's “American Idol” was second with 8.01 million viewers, but third with a 1.7 key demo rating, compared to ABC's “The Middle” (7.57 million and a 1.7 key demo) and “The Goldbergs” (7.18 million and a 1.9 key demo). NBC's “The Mysteries of Laura” averaged 6.36 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating for fourth, well ahead of the 2.36 million viewers and 0.8 key demo rating for The CW's “Arrow.”

9 p.m. – “American Idol” moved into first overall in the 9 p.m. hour with 8.72 million viewers and was up to second with a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's “Modern Family” (9.33 million and a 2.9 key demo) and “Black-ish” (7.4 million and a 2.4 key demo) were second overall and first in the key demo.The second night of CBS' “The Dovekeepers” was third with 6.52 million viewers and fourth with a 0.9 key demo rating, compared to the 6.32 million viewers and 1.5 key demo rating for NBC's “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” The CW's “Supernatural” averaged 1.74 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating.

10 p.m. – “Chicago PD” won the 10 p.m. hour for NBC with 6.89 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' “Dovekeepers” averaged 6.27 million viewers for second and a 0.8 key demo rating for third, compared to the 1.3 key demo rating and 5.11 million viewers for ABC's “Nashville.”

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.