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Another two-hour performance episode of Fox’s “American Idol” dominated the ratings action on Wednesday, more than doubling the demo delivery of the next highest-rated program, CBS drama “Criminal Minds.”

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “American Idol” averaged a 7.4 rating/21 share in adults 18-49 and 22.2 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., beating its combined ABC-CBS-NBC competition in the time period by 3 shares in adults 18-49 and peaking with more than 24 million viewers in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour. The music talent show was down 9% week to week, but that’s not bad given the effect that Daylight Savings Time has on all early-evening programs.

Elsewhere, CBS remained a solid No. 2 with its lineup of “Survivor” (3.1/10 in 18-49, 10.6 million viewers overall), “Criminal Minds” (3.6/10 in 18-49, 13.7 million viewers overall) and newbie “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” (2.6/7 in 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall). “Suspect Behavior,” up from last week when it aired behind a “Criminal Minds” repeat, comfortably led the 10 p.m. hour in all key categories.

ABC aired repeats of “The Middle” at both 8 (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) and 8:30 (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) and then did its best numbers on the night with a repeat of “Modern Family” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall). It was followed by “Mr. Sunshine” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall), which was in line with the previous week’s score, and drama “Off the Map” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall), which was also flat.

NBC put up puny numbers for its original 8 o’clock gameshow “Minute to Win It” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall), which was followed by a special 9 p.m. repeat of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall) and another “SVU” repeat in its regular timeslot (1.5/4 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall), which edged out ABC’s original drama “Off the Map” among the 18-49 crowd.

Opposite “American Idol,” CW continues to struggle with “America’s Next Top Model” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall), which is down sharply from last spring’s edition, and newbie “Shedding for the Wedding” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall). The network announced on Wednesday that “Model” will close out its season, beginning April 20, in the 9 o’clock hour, where it won’t face either “Survivor” or (for most weeks anyway) “Idol.”

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 7.4/21; CBS, 3.1/9; Univision, 1.7/5; ABC, 1.5/4; CW, 0.6/2.

In total viewers: Fox, 22.2 million; CBS, 11.5 million; ABC, 4.7 million; Univision, 4.3 million; NBC, 3.9 million; CW, 1.5 million.