TV Ratings: 'Idol' gains over two hour show, 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' debuts healthily


Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 "American Idol" was the victor again on another soft Wednesday. Though the first hour started lower than "Idol" usually does, more viewers tuned in for hour 2 of the group auditions. CBS' Forest Whitaker pilot "Criminal Minds" debuted with a solid 12.9 million viewers, helping to give CBS an edge over ABC in the key demos. "Mr. Sunshine," which debuted high last week, lost over 30% of its audience for its second episode, which featured a stunt casting move with pop star Nick Jonas playing a teen star who gives Matthew Perry a hard time. Apparently, the Jonas Brothers fans aren't Nielsen families.FOX drew an average of 22.8 million viewers with a 12.7 rating/20 share in households. It was followed by CBS (12.3 million, 7.4/12), ABC (6.6 million, 4.1/7), and NBC (4.8 million, 3.0/5). The CW's reruns trailed with 1.9 million viewers and a 0.6/1 share.In the 18-49...


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