'CSI' Top Drama at 10PM in Viewers and Demos

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November 15th, 2012

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"Survivor" and "Criminal Minds" Win Time Periods in Viewers

CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers and Places Solid Second in Adults 18-49


CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION won the 10:00 PM time period in viewers and adults 18-49, finishing ahead of freshman dramas "Chicago Fire" and "Nashville," according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 14. SURVIVOR and CRIMINAL MINDS also won their respective time periods in viewers.


At 10:00 PM, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (7.1/12), viewers (10.81m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07). CSI was up +4% in both households (from 6.8/12) and adults 18-49 (from 2.3/06), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/07) and added +480,000 viewers (from 10.33m, +5%) compared to last week. CSI posted a +33% advantage over ABC's "Nashville" in adults 18-49 (2.4/07 vs. 1.8/05) and +50% over NBC's "Chicago Fire" (2.4/07 vs. 1.6/05).


SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES was first in households (6.1/10), viewers (9.98m) and adults 25-54 (3.7/09), and was second in adults 18-49 (2.6/07).


CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (7.5/11) and viewers (12.13m), was second in adults 25-54 (3.9/09) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.0/08, with FOX). Compared to last week, CRIMINAL MINDS was even in adults 18-49 and added +40,000 viewers (from 12.09m).


For the night, CBS was first in households (6.9/11), viewers (10.97m), adults 25-54 (3.6/09) and second in adults 18-49 (2.7/07).


Updated Wednesday ratings will be available later today.

  • CBSViewer

    Go CSI !!!!

  • Robbie Bishop

    “Criminal Minds” was really good last night. A refreshing return to the style of past seasons (1-6). The episode was intriguing, the directing was good, the acting was great, and I liked the flashbacks to Rossi’s past.
    I also liked that the criminal was hidden. That’s only been done once before in this season, and only a handful of other times last season. It’s not that I hate knowing who the Unsub is, I just hate how, ever since last season, they focus almost all of their attention to the Unsub, and the team members are just like side characters.
    Hoping for more episodes like this one.
    You can see that the viewership for this season of “Criminal Minds” is slowly starting to grow, which is something I’m glad about.

    “CSI” was interesting, and really good. I liked that they revisited Warrick’s character; he used to be one of my favorite characters. After his death and Grissom leaving, I thought the show was going to die. Glad I was wrong. The viewership’s nowhere what it used to be, but it still wins its time period, despite its age.

  • RG-X

    You need an updated pic with Elisabeth Shue w/ Ted Danson – that is not Shue in the pic above.

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