American Idol was the top-rated show Wednesday, but it couldn't take down The Voice head-to-head.
A special episode of The Voice drew 8.7 million viewers and a 2.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, edging out the first hour of Idol by two-tenths. Idol averaged 10.8 million viewers and a 2.8 for both hours, down a tenth from last week.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (7 million, 1.9) and Chicago Fire (6.9 million, 1.8) enjoyed Voice boosts, with the former rising four-tenths and the latter one-tenth.
CBS' whole lineup improved as well, but ABC's entire block was down.
On The CW, Arrow (2.6 million, 0.9) and Supernatural (2.1 million, 0.9) held steady.
Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites 9.2 million viewers (2.4 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle 6.7 million (1.8); Family Tools4.4 million (1.1)
NBC: The Voice 8.7 million (2.7)
Fox: American Idol 10.8 million (2.8) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: Arrow 2.6 million (0.9)
Criminal Minds 9.9 million (2.5)
ABC: Modern Family 8.8 million (3.1); How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) 6 million (2.0)
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 7 million (1.9)
CW: Supernatural 2.1 million (0.9)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9.7 million (2.2)
NBC: Chicago Fire 6.9 million (1.8)
ABC: Nashville 5.4 million (1.6)