James Hibberd
March 20, 2014 AT 05:00 PM EDT

The CW’s new sci-fi drama The 100 got off to a solid start on Wednesday night, delivering more premiere viewers than any new CW show this season. The future-shock series, about a group of young troublemakers sent down to a radioactive and uninhabited Earth, opened to 2.6 million viewers and a 0.9 among adults 18-49. That performance built upon slightly its Arrow lead-in and greatly improved upon the average performance of The Tomorrow People in this time period (where it averages a 0.5 demo rating), though tied its series premiere in the demo.

Over on NBC: “Why We Fight” was the title of Wednesday night’s episode of Revolution, and the NBC drama has an uphill battle ahead if it’s going to return for another season. The serialized drama tied ABC comedy repeats to place fourth at 8 p.m. with a series-low rating. Not great timing as Wednesday NBC gave relatively early renewals to Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Grimm. Speaking of which, P.D. also fell to a series low and isn’t delivering much of a better number than Revolution when you consider it has a lead-in from SVU.

On Fox, American Idol slipped 8 percent and was trumped by CBS’ Survivor and tied with Criminal Minds. Full chart below:

FOX 8-10P AM IDOL-WE- 2.2 9,662
ABC 8:00P MIDDLE- R 1.3 5,100
8:30P SUBURGATRY- R 1.1 4,059
9:00P MODRN FMLY- R 1.7 5,359
9:30P MIXOLOGY- 1.2 3,598
10-11P NASHVILLE- R 0.6 2,446
CBS 8-9P SURVIVOR- 2.4 9,579
9-10P CRIMNL MND- 2.2 10,055
10-11P CSI- 2.0 10,094
NBC 8-9P REVOLUTION- 1.2 4,300
9-10P LAW&O:SVU- 1.5 5,645
10-11P CHICAGO PD- 1.4 5,669
CW 8-9P ARROW- 0.8 2,363
9-10P HUNDRED,THE- P 0.9 2,664

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