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FOX, 'American Idol' win Wednesday night TV ratings battle

FOX's "American Idol"
FOX's "American Idol"
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Fox and "American Idol" ruled Wednesday night, according to the Nielsen television ratings for Wednesday, January 30, 2014.

Fox's "Idol" was the top-rated show with a 3.8 share and 12.73 million total viewers. The network also topped the night with a 3.8 rating overall, and 12.40 million viewers.

NBC was second on the night with a 1.6 rating, and third in total viewers with 6.51 million. "Revolution" drew a 1.3 rating with 5.04 million viewers, while "Law & Order: SVU" held a 2.0 rating and 7.59 million viewers. "Chicago PD" closed the night with first-place time slot finish, a 1.7 rating and 6.89 million viewers.

ABC was third with a 1.5 rating and fourth in total viewers with 5.18 million. The network ran reruns of "The Middle" (1.5, 5.81 million) and "Modern Family" (1.8, 5.96 million), with new episodes of "Suburgatory" (1.5, 5.10 million), "Super Fun Night" (1.3, 3.82 million), and "Nashville" (1.5, 5.28 million) sprinkled in. That ties a series low for both "Suburgatory" and "Super Fun Night."

CBS was fourth with a 1.4 rating, but second overall with 7.50 million views. CBS led offf with "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials" (1.9, 9.64 million, second-most viewers on the night). The network finished the night with reruns of "Criminal Minds" (1.2, 6.42 rating) and "CSI" (1.1, 6.89 million).

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.8 and also total viewers, with 2.187 million. "Arrow" drew a 1.1 rating with 2.95, and "The Tomorrow People" had a 0.7 rating with 1.72 million viewers.

-- Reid Kerr does enjoy a good Super Bowl commercial, although never remembers what the ads were for. Follow Reid on Twitter or subscribe to him on Facebook and yell at him.

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