Not only did CBS’ Survivor return higher in ratings for last week’s premiere, Wednesday’s second episode managed to remain unchanged and avoid a second-week dip. The hour had 9.6 million viewers and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, same in the demo as last week, beating most other shows on the air.
Fox won the night with American Idol, up a notch. CBS was second with Criminal Minds rising from last week’s special 10 p.m. airing and CSI dipping. ABC ranked third with the comedy block rising rising from last week’s lows, new sitcom Mixology down 6 percent from last week’s premiere and Nashville up 8 percent. NBC ranked fourth with Revolution unchanged, SVU down 20 percent and freshman drama Chicago PD dropping 32 percent to match its low after last week’s cross-over episode stunt. The CW’s Arrow dropped 22 percent to an all-time low; Tomorrow People dropped 20 percent to a low.
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