The new Fox comedy starring Christian Slater broke out of the gate with 9.88 million people tuning in after American Idol Wednesday. Idol averaged 22.53 million viewers during Wednesday's 90-minute show, which featured contestants covering artists who've been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In prime time's first hour, CBS' Survivor: Redemption Island attracted 10.54 million people vs. two reruns of ABC's The Middle, which averaged about 4.61 million viewers, Minute to Win It ( 3.31 million) on NBC and the CW's America's Next Top Model (1.89 million).
At 9/8c, Criminal Minds grabbed 13.90 million viewers. Another rerun of ABC's Modern Family had a viewership of 5.33 million, followed by Mr. Sunshine at 9:30 with 4.63 million. A repeat of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tallied 3.66 million, while Shedding for the Wedding attracted 876,000 on the CW.
CBS' Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior took the last hour of prime time, getting 8.96 million compared with 8.04 million for a first-run SVU. Meanwhile, ABC's Off the Map kept falling off the grid — 3.84 million.