‘Survivor’ and ‘CSI’ Sweep Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demos

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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.

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