'Survivor', 'Criminal Minds' & 'CSI' All Post Double Digit Gains in Adults 18-49 in Live + 3 Ratings

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September 30th, 2013

Criminal Minds cast

via press note:

Live Plus 3-Day Lift for Wednesday, September 25, 2013:


  • SURVIVOR (P) added +1.50m viewers (11.04m from 9.54m, +16%), +0.7 rtg pt in both adults 25-54 (4.1 from 3.4, +21%) and adults 18-49 (3.1 from 2.4, +29%) live plus three day lift from live plus same day.


  • CRIMINAL MINDS (P) added +2.64m viewers (13.91m from 11.27m, +23%), +1.1 rtg pts in adults 25-54 (4.8 from 3.7, +30%) and +1.0 in adults 18-49 (3.8 from 2.8, +36%) live plus three day lift from live plus same day.


  • CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (P) added +2.64m viewers (11.76m from 9.12m, +29%), +0.9 rtg pt in adults 25-54 (3.7 from 2.8, +32%) and +0.8 in adults 18-49 (2.8 from 2.0, +40%) live plus three day lift from live plus same day.


  • Through the first three days of the season, 7 of 8 returning CBS series are posting larger L+3 Day playback lifts than last year.
  • CBSviewer

    Go CSI :)

  • Matthew

    That’s more like it survivor !

  • cas

    So I am reading this like they are posting larger playback numbers than before because not as many people are watching CBS live this year as past years.

  • Pugbird

    I think people in general don’t watch a lot of live TV, save for special events. Especially when multiple wanted shows are on at once.

  • Chris

    Hey thanks for posting live+3 ratings. As many would agree, ratings for most shows during premiere week were (at least it would seem) historically low. It’s simply proof that DVRs and On Demand services are being put to work more than ever.

  • jimbo

    the more commercials they put in, the less likely i’m gonna watch it live. Let you watch the first 10 mins. without commercials and the it seems like every 5 mins. 3 mins of commercials. My wife and i have talked about dvring whole days and watch the next.

  • PurpleDrazi

    So…what else was on that people were watching live? I don’t recall there being much competition on Wednesdays. Was it something on cable or is everyone just really sick and tired of commercials?

  • B-RAD

    This years Survivor might be the BEST since season 1!!!!!

  • Andrew

    B-Rad and Matthew, this season has the worst cast including a controversial racist, Colton Cumbie. How can you be happy about this?

  • Marge

    I DVR CSI every week, but also watch it every Wednesday night. That way if I really like the episode it will stay on my box all summer for rewatching. There have been years the whole season stays on my box. Not any in the past 4 years. In fact I just deleted ‘The Two Mrs. Grissoms’ a few weeks ago.

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