Criminal Minds draws largest audience since premiere; Christine hits season high

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December 10th, 2009

Criminal Minds

via CBS:

"Criminal Minds" DELIVERS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE ITS SEASON PREMIERE AND HIGHEST ADULT 18-49 rating SINCE OCTOBER

"The New Adventures of Old Christine" Attracts Largest Audience in a Year

All Four CBS Series Post Increases Over Last First-Run Episode

CBS Wins Wednesday in All Key Rating Categories

Criminal Minds delivered its largest audience since its season premiere, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE attracted its largest audience in a year and all of the CBS's series scored huge increases over their last first run episode, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 9.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was first in households (5.0/08), second in viewers (7.71m), adults 25-54 (2.9/07, -0.1 behind ABC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.2/07, with FOX).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Nov. 25), THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE was up +19% in households (from 4.2/08), +26% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/07), +29% in adults 18-49 (from 1.7/06) and added +850,000 viewers (from 6.86m, +12%).  This is THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE's best deliveries in both households and viewers since December 10, 2008.

GARY UNMARRIED  (4.5/07, 7.16m) was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.9/07, with ABC) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.4/07, with FOX, -0.1 behind ABC).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Nov. 25), GARY UNMARRIED was up +13% in households (from 4.0/07), +26% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/06), +33% in adults 18-49 (from 1.8/06) and added +470,000 viewers (from 6.69m, +7%).

Criminal Minds was first in households (8.9/14), viewers (14.31m), adults 25-54 (5.0/12) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Nov. 25), Criminal Minds was up +9% in households (from 8.2/14), +19% in both adults 25-54 (from 4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09) and added +700,000 viewers (from 13.61m, +5%).  This is Criminal Minds's best deliveries in households, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 since Oct. 21, 2009, best viewers deliver since Sept. 23, 2009 (the season premiere).

CSI: NY was first in households (8.4/14), viewers (13.00m), adults 25-54 (4.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09).  Compared to the last first-run episode (Nov. 25), CSI: NY was up +6% in households (from 7.9/15), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/11), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/09) and added +320,000 viewers (from 12.68m, +3%).

For the night, CBS was first in households (7.3/12), viewers (11.58m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08).

Updated Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.

 
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