Today's News: Our Take - Ratings: Modern Family Edges Idol for First Time; Duck Dynasty Sets Record
The ABC comedy scored 10.6 million viewers and a 3.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, edging Idol (13.1 million, 3.8) by a tenth, according to early numbers. Idol was down three-tenths from last week and posted its lowest rating since July 2003 and smallest viewership since August 2002.
The rest of ABC's lineup was down, except for Suburgatory (6.3 million, 2.3), which grew three-tenths.
Also scoring its first head-to-head victory was NBC's Chicago Fire (6.5 million, 1.9), which beat CSI's series low of 9.3 million and a 1.8. CSI's lead-ins Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites (9.4 million, 2.6) and Criminal Minds 10.6 million (2.6) were up and flat, respectively
On cable, Season 3 of Duck Dynasty premiered to a whopping 8.6 million viewers, jumping 132 percent from last season's debut and setting a new record for A&E as its most-watched telecast ever. It also drew 5 million viewers in the demo, up 127 percent.
CBS:Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites 9.4 million viewers (2.6 demo rating)
Fox: American Idol 13.1 million (3.8) [8-10 p.m.]
CW:Arrow 3.3 million (1.0)
CBS: Criminal Minds 10.6 million (2.6)
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 5.6 million (1.6)
CW: Supernatural 2.2 million (0.9)
CBS: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9.3 million (1.8)
NBC: Chicago Fire 6.5 million (1.9)
ABC: Nashville 5.1 million (1.6)
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