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Ratings: NBC Comedies Fall; Idol Rises

Bent is still in bad shape.After premiering to dismal ratings last week, the Amanda Peet comedy dipped ...

Joyce Eng

Bent is still in bad shape.
After premiering to dismal ratings last week, the Amanda Peet comedy dipped slightly to even lower numbers for its third and fourth episodes Wednesday, averaging 2.5 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Unlike last week, Whitney (4.1 million, 1.5) and Are You There, Chelsea?(3.1 million, 1.2), also fell, closing their seasons on low notes. Combined with Rock Center with Brian Williams (3.2 million, 0.8), NBC averaged a measly 3.14 million viewers and a 1.0 for the night.

Idol: What made Colton cry?

Fox cruised to an easy victory, as usual, on a night of many repeats with American Idol (17.1 million, 5.0) posting a small bump from last week.

Survivor: One World (9.6 million, 2.8) stayed steady, while Happy Endings (4.16 million, 1.9) rose a tenth.
8 p.m.
Survivor: One World9.6 million viewers (2.8 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle (R) 4.3 million (1.2); Suburgatory  (R) 3.8 million (1.2)
Fox: American Idol 17.1 million (5.0) [8-10 p.m.]
NBC: Whitney 4.1 million (1.5); Are You There, Chelsea? 3.1 million (1.2)
CW: One Tree Hill1.2 million(0.6)
9 p.m.
Criminal Minds (R) 7.4 million (1.7)
ABC: Modern Family (R) 5.3 million (1.9); Happy Endings 4.16 million (1.9)
NBC: Bent 2.6 million (0.9); Bent 2.3 million (0.8)
CW: America's Next Top Model1.4 million (0.7)
10 p.m.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(R) 7.8 million (1.7)
ABC: Missing (R) 4.06 million (0.9)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams3.2 million (0.8)