Ratings: Rising 'Idol' Gives Fox a Win; 'Modern Family' Wins Key Demo

April 11, 2013 4:10 PM

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Fox's "American Idol" reversed a pattern of declines on Wednesday, improving modestly in the ratings and handing the network an overall win for the night. Meanwhile, ABC's "Modern Family" dipped but still posted the night's best ratings, according to preliminary numbers.

Fox, which ran "American Idol" throughout its primetime slate, drew first place in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic with a 3.2 rating/9 share and in total viewership with 12 million total viewers. Those numbers represent a 7 percent increase in the demo, contrasted with the minor declines tha...

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