Modern Family topped American Idol for the first time in the demo on Wednesday.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. ...

Modern Family topped American Idol for the first time in the demo on Wednesday.

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.

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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 The CW, Arrow (3.3 million, 1.0) grew a tenth and Supernatural (2.2 million, 0.9) stayed even.

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.

8 p.m.
CBS: Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites 9.4 million viewers (2.6 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle 7.9 million (2.1); The Neighbors 6.1 million (1.7)
NBC: Whitney 3.5 million (1.2); Guys with Kids 3.1 million (1.1)
Fox: American Idol 13.1 million (3.8) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: Arrow 3.3 million (1.0)

9 p.m.
CBS: Criminal Minds 10.6 million (2.6)
ABC: Modern Family 10.6 million (3.9); Suburgatory 6.3 million (2.3)
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 5.6 million (1.6)
CW: Supernatural 2.2 million (0.9)

10 p.m.
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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