Time Period-Winning Season Finale Of 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' Posts Week-To-Week Growth In Viewers And Key Demos

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May 10th, 2012

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"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" Significantly Improves Last Season's Time Period Performance in All Key Ratings Measures


The Penultimate Episode of "Survivor: One World" Heads into Sunday's Two-Hour Finale with Gains in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54


            The season finale of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION won its time period in viewers and key demographics with week-to-week growth in both measures while the penultimate episode of SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD also posted gains, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, May 9.


CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION season finale was first in households (6.7/11), viewers (10.60m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  Compared to last week, CSI was up +6% in households (from 6.3/10), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/08), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/06) and added +850,000 viewers (from 9.75m, +9%).


CSI improved from its time period one year ago by +9% in viewers, +23% in adults 18-49 and +17% in adults 25-54.


SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD was second in households (5.9/10), viewers (9.72m), adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08) at 8:00 PM.  Compared to last week, SURVIVOR was up +4% in both households (from 5.7/10) and adults 18-49 (from 2.6/08), +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.6/10) and added +290,000 viewers (from 9.43m, +3%).


The special two-hour season finale of SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD airs Sunday (8:00-10:00 PM).


For the night, CBS was second in households (6.7/11), viewers (10.60m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/07).


            Updated Wednesday ratings will be available later.

  • Robbie Bishop

    “Criminal Minds” and “CSI” were both brilliant last night.

    “Criminal Minds” was easily one of the best this season.
    I liked the concept and how it was made. Surprised they didn’t do something like that in season 1.

    “CSI” was also one of the best this season, and may have been the best this season.
    I love/hated the ending. Not too big a fan of “To Be Continued”-type endings, but it was brilliantly done.

  • Jan

    Please keep CSI NY!!!! And A Gifted Man!!! You keep cancelling great shows!
    Please keep them going!!!

  • Bob Weymouth

    Marg Helgenberger’s departure is a disaster and William Peterson will always be missed. I despise the show and have not watched it in three years. Ted Danson looks as if he has brain cancer and by taking the role, he only proves it. Awful, awful, awful. Who in the name of hell has done your ratings comparisons for CSI? I will never watch that slobby show again. NCIS is top notch and has the best assortment of female and male actors. Who are the women on CSI now? No one that can act worth a damn. Crappola on CSI.

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