‘Survivor,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ and ‘The Defenders’ All Post Week-to-Week Gains

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“SURVIVOR,” “CRIMINAL MINDS” AND “THE DEFENDERS” ALL POST WEEK-TO-WEEK INCREASES IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

“Survivor” Sweeps Time Period in Key Ratings Measures

“Criminal Minds” is First in Viewers and Adults 25-54

“The Defenders” Places First in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS Wins the Night in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS’s entire Wednesday lineup posted week-to-week increases in viewers and key demographics, leading the Network to a nightly victory in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Nov. 17.

SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA was first in households (7.0/11), viewers (12.01m), adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and adults 18-49 (3.5/10).  SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA was up +9% in both households (from 6.4/10) and adults 18-49 (from 3.2/10), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.4/12) and added +720,000 viewers (from 11.29m, +6%) compared to last week.

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (14.29m) and adults 25-54 (4.7/10); it was second in adults 18-49 (3.7/10).  Compared to last week, CRIMINAL MINDS was up +10% in households (from 7.7/12), +15% in adults 25-54 (from 4.1/10), +19% in adults 18-49 (from 3.1/08) and added +1.73m viewers (from 12.56m, +14%).

THE DEFENDERS was first in households (5.9/11), viewers (9.37m) and adults 25-54 (2.8/08); it was tied for first in adults 18-49 (1.9/06, with NBC).  Compared to last week, THE DEFENDERS was up +13% in households (from 5.2/09), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 2.6/07), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.8/05) and added +970,000 viewers (from 8.40m, +12%).

For the night, CBS was first in households (7.1/12), viewers (11.89m), adults 25-54 (4.1/11) and adults 18-49 (3.0/09).  CBS has won seven of the last nine Wednesdays in these measures.

Updated Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.

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