'CSI' and 'Survivor' Sweep Their Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demo Ratings

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October 18th, 2012

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"Survivor" Wins its Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Criminal Minds" Posts Week-to-Week Growth in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

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

CSI and SURVIVOR swept their respective time periods in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and CRIMINAL MINDS posted week-to-week demo growth leading CBS to a Wednesday win in viewers and key demos, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Oct. 17.


At 10:00 PM, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (6.9/11), viewers (10.56m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07), topping new drama competitors "Nashville" (6.75m, 2.0/06) and "Chicago Fire" (5.91m, 1.5/04).


SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES was first in households (6.3/10), viewers (10.11m), adults 25-54 (3.7/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08). Compared to last week, SURVIVOR added +290,000 viewers (from 9.82m, +3%).


CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (7.5/11), viewers (11.78m), second in adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08). CRIMINAL MINDS was up +3% each in households (from 7.3/11), adults 25-54 (from 3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (from 3.0/08) and added +290,000 viewers (from 11.49m, +3%) compared to last week.


For the night, CBS was first in households (6.9/11), viewers (10.81m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).

Updated Wednesday ratings will be available later today.



    Go CBS!

  • Tommy Mickens

    Who would’ve thought, ten years ago, that you’d still be hearing things like “Survivor and CSI sweep their time period” ten years later here in 2012?

  • Robbie Bishop

    “Criminal Minds” and “CSI” were both surprisingly really good last night.

    “Criminal Minds” took me by surprise; I wasn’t expecting the episode, with the way last season went, to be that good. The criminal being hidden, more focus on the team, etc. It was well-directed and, as usual, well-acted. Glad it’s not doing poorly since Prentiss left, hope the ratings pick up in the coming episodes, though.

    “CSI” shocked me. Over the years, I thought “CSI” surely would’ve lost its edge by now, but it’s still well-written, well-directed, and definitely well-acted. I hope the ratings pick up in the coming episodes, as well. However, I’m not expecting too much, since most of the fans have left it; a shame.

  • Mike

    It is amazing that CSI is still this strong, it may end the strongest show in the 10 pm slot. Maybe CBS did a mistake sending those CSI Miami and NY to those death TV slots. They don’t seem to find any good replacements.

  • DenverDean

    CSI learned from the mistake with LF (focusing on him way too early). Instead, starting with TD appearance, the other members of the cast are featured in various episodes. ES has been slowly integrated as well, but not in our face. EH was great last night in a shocking and dark episode. Just as @Mike noted CSI is doing very well at 10. Also, if you look at the repeats of CSI and CSI:NY on USA and TNT – they are almost always in top 100 – even though they air at 11, Midnight and 1 am. I wouldn’t be surprised if CBS kept both – they still have a great deal of value both on network and off-network.

  • Joe

    Survivor still slaying!! :D

  • Tad

    Yeh go Survivor.think it will go on and its a great show and hopefully we can get another all star season.

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