via press release:
CBS PLACES FIRST ON WEDNESDAY IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEK
"Survivor: Nicaragua" Wins Its New Time Period in all Key Measures for the Fourth Straight Week
"Criminal Minds" is the Night's #1 Program in Viewers
"The Defenders" Jumps To First Place at 10:00 PM in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS placed first on Wednesday in viewers, adults 18-49 (tie) and adults 25-54 for the third consecutive week as SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA won its time period in all key measures, CRIMINAL MINDS was the night's #1 program in viewers and THE DEFENDERS placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 at 10:00 PM, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Oct. 6.
At 8:00 PM, SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA was first in households (6.9/12), viewers (11.83m), adults 25-54 (4.7/13) and adults 18-49 (3.6/11). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR was up +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.5/11). CBS swept this time slot for the fourth consecutive week.
At 9:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (8.3/13), viewers (13.74m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.5/09). CRIMINAL MINDS was the night's number one program in viewers.
At 10:00 PM, THE DEFENDERS was first in households (5.9/11), viewers (9.29m), adults 25-54 (3.0/08) and second in adults 18-49 (2.1/06).
For the night, CBS was first in households (7.0/12), viewers (11.62m), adults 25-54 (4.0/11) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.1/09, with FOX). CBS was first in these measures for the third consecutive Wednesday this season.
Updated Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.