Matthew Perry’s ratings aren’t so sunny without a Modern Family lead-in.
With only repeats airing before Mr. Sunshine (4.8 million viewers, 1.8 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) on Wednesday night, the ABC freshman comedy dropped 25 percent percent to a new low. The lack of momentum in ABC’s block also zapped fellow newcomer Off the Map (4.3 million, 1.4), which fell 18 percent to an all-time low.
On the other end of the spectrum, Fox’s two-hour American Idol performance show (24.2 million, 8.0) led the night, up a tick from last week.
CBS’ Survivor (10.3 million, 3.2) dropped down a tenth. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior dipped 15 percent without an original lead-in this week to a series low (9.1 million, 2.2).
NBC aired a steady Minute to Win It (3.5 million, 1.0) and repeats. The CW had America’s Next Top Model (2.3 million, 1.1) and Shedding for the Wedding (1 million, 0.5).