'Survivor' and 'CSI' Sweep Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demos

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October 10th, 2013

Torch Song

via press release:


"Criminal Minds" is Wednesday's Most Watched Program

CBS Places First on the Night in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

SURVIVOR and CSI swept their respective time periods in viewers and key demos and CRIMINAL MINDS was Wednesday's most watched program, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Oct. 9.

SURVIVOR was #1 in viewers (9.46m), adults 25-54 (3.3/09) and adults 18-49 (2.4/08).

CRIMINAL MINDS was #1 in viewers (10.90m) and second in both adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07).  CRIMINAL MINDS was the night's most watched program.

At 10:00PM, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was #1 in viewers (8.78m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/05).

For the night, CBS was #1 in households (6.2/10), viewers (9.71m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.3/07, with ABC).

Updated Wednesday ratings will be available later today.

Editor's Note: Television viewing on platforms such as DVR, Video-on-Demand and Online streaming continues to grow at a fast pace.  Last season during premiere week, Live+7 CBS audiences grew 20% over Live+SD in total viewers, up from 17% in 2012.  In A18-49, Live+7 levels grew 29% from Live+SD, up from 23% one year ago.  Additionally, many CBS shows experienced as much as a 50% increase in Total Viewers once full 30 day Multi-Platform audiences were accounted for.  In an effort to quantify how much non-linear viewing adds to Live+SD audiences, CBS Research will provide estimates for series which will include DVR playback as well as Multi-Platform viewership.

  • AllOfHerTw!st



    Amazing how it ties in demo & crushes in viewers!

    Old folks ROCK!

  • Robbie Bishop

    “Criminal Minds” was great last night. Great writing, directing, and acting, and that twist at the end was great. Reminded me of an episode from seasons 1-4. Best non-premiere/finale episode the series has had in a long time.

    “CSI” was also great. There’s not much to be said about it.
    Not the greatest of ratings, but 14 seasons in, I’d say it’s doing just fine.

  • Debra

    @Robbie Bishop.
    Ita and I hope we get even more CM episodes like it. It was truly one of the best I’ve seen in a long long time.

    I loved the CGI effects involving Reid. I loved that we were seeing the unsub thru out the episode, but we didn’t realize it until near the end.
    And I absolutely loved the twist at the end.

  • Robbie Bishop


    Yes, it was great. I really hope we get more episodes like it this season. The past two seasons haven’t been that great to me. While I’ve still enjoyed the show, the episodes just haven’t had the right feeling to them. The majority of them didn’t even feel like “Criminal Minds.”
    It was the first episode in a long time that made me feel like I was actually watching “Criminal Minds.”

    Yeah, that twist was brilliant. Kudos to the writers on that one.

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