The second weeks of Survivor: Redemption Island and the Criminal Minds spin-off Suspect Behavior had different stories to tell in the ratings: Survivor improved very slightly, while Suspect Behavior fell 24 percent from last week’s series premiere. Plus, The CW had two season premieres last night — those results are below.
Fox’s American Idol (22.6 million viewers, 7.9 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) remained out in front of the pack, CBS came in second place with Survivor (11.2 million, 3.3), Criminal Minds (13.4 million, 3.4)m and its spin-off (9.9 million, 2.5).
ABC was third with The Middle (8.1 million, 2.4) and Better With You (5.9 million, 1.8) roughly stead. Modern Family (10.3 million, 4.1) hit a season low and Mr. Sunshine (6.5 million, 2.4) fell 11 percent. At 10 p.m., and despite a weaker lead-in this week, Off the Map (4.9 million, 1.7) rose 13 percent.
NBC’s two-hour Minute to Win It (4.1 million, 1.2) featured 127 Hours inspiration Aron Ralston and was up two-tenths from last week’s low. At 10 p.m., Law & Order: SVU (8 million, 2.5) was up 14 percent and tied Suspect Behavior as the top show.
The CW had the lowest-rated premiere ever for the 16th edition of America’s Next Top Model (2.3 million, 1.1), followed by the debut of its latest reality effort Shedding For the Wedding (1.2 million, 0.5). The latter was down 17 percent in the adult demo from The CW’s last reality attempt, High Society, but posted a 17 percent gain when using The CW’s women 18-34 target demo.