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March 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Although it faced only token opposition from mostly reruns on the other networks, Fox’s American Idol was unable to boost its flagging ratings on Wednesday. In fact, they were down a tad from last week. The two-hour performance episode averaged just 12.7 million viewers. Nevertheless that number was good enough to give the show — and Fox — a solid win for the night. With the February sweeps behind them, the networks made little attempt to snag viewers. The only new program — other than Idol — to air Wednesday night was CBS’s Survivor: Caramoan, which attracted 9.4 million viewers. CBS’s other programs also performed respectably in repeats, but ABC and NBC struggled. At 10:00 p.m. CBS’s CSI, drew as many viewers as NBC’s Chicago Fire and ABC’s Nashville combined.