300th Episode of 'CSI' & 'Criminal Minds' Deliver Their Largest Audiences of the Season

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October 24th, 2013

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via press release:

300TH EPISODE OF "CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION," "Criminal Minds" DELIVER THEIR LARGEST AUDIENCES OF THE SEASON

 

"CSI" Also Up in Adults 18-49, Matching Season High

 

Criminal Minds and the 300th episode of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION both delivered their largest audiences of the season opposite game one of the World Series, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 23.

 

At 9:00 PM, Criminal Minds was second in viewers (11.48m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and averaged 2.7/09 in adults 18-49.  Compared to last week, Criminal Minds was up +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.5/08), even in adults 18-49 and added +420,000 viewers (from 11.06m, +4%).  CRIMINAL MINDS posted its largest audience since March 20, 2013 and best adults 25-54 ratings since the Sept. 25 season premiere.

 

At 10:00 PM, the 300th episode of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGTION was second in viewers (10.25m), adults 25-54 (2.9/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).  Compared to last week, CSI was up +7% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/07), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.0/06) and added +800,000 viewers (from 9.45m, +8%).  CSI posted its largest audience since April 10, 2013 and matched its season high in adults 18-49.

 

Earlier, SURVIVOR: BLOOD vs. WATER was second in viewers (9.37m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07).

 

For the night, CBS was second behind FOX's World Series Game #1 in viewers (10.37m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

 

Updated Wednesday ratings will be available later today.

 

 
  • Robbie Bishop

    “Criminal Minds” is so much better this season (so far), it’s ridiculous. I know that it’s not terrible far into season 9, but it’s looking better than the last two seasons.
    As for the episode, I really enjoyed it. A sad and emotional episode, as predicted, but very good.

    “CSI” was very good, but the previews were very misleading. Talking about Katherine’s return in the promos made it seem like she was going to be a major part of the episode, but she was only in a few flashbacks (and hardly even in them). Doesn’t bother me, though. I was never a fan of her character.
    Loved the little montage at the end. Showed how far the show has come, and it was good to see Grissom again. I’d love to see him come back for an episode. I think it’d be cool to see him and DB working side-by-side.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    If it weren’t for baseball, they might’ve rated even higher. They were both very good episodes!

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    And I hadn’t watched a CSI episode, until last night, since the first ones with the cast changes for Elisabeth and Ted.

  • pn

    I think because it’s the 300th show, people wanted to honor that milestone by seeing it. Any time a show gets to 100, 200 or 300 shows, more people get obsessed with it and see it, even if they might have missed 22 or 54 shows or took 2 years off from watching CSI. But rare that it did well against the World Series–this year’s World Series is a very competitive matchup. Fox does this every year, blocking out all their other shows just to show baseball.

  • Robbie Bishop

    @AllOfHerTw!st;

    I’ve been watching since Ted and Elisabeth joined, and I’ve actually found the episodes to be better than when Laurence Fishburne was on.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Robbie Bishop
    I’ve been watching since Ted and Elisabeth joined, and I’ve actually found the episodes to be better than when Laurence Fishburne was on.

    Yeah, they really aren’t that bad in these new roles, though Grissom was the best. But I have so many shows I follow that something had to go! I’ll probably pick it up some time (in syndication or something) from the Ted and Elisabeth episodes forward.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Everyone keeps asking “why does CBS only show those stupid procedurals?”

    Uh….THIS is why. Because they work.

  • Ron

    CM has been the best, most underrated show in CBS’s entire line up. Gibson won an award for the most unappreciated actor on TV, and the same can be said for the entire show, via-a-vis, the Iffys (aka, the Emmys).

    It will forever be a big, black xenophobic stain on Hollywood that Hugh Laurie never won an Emmy.

  • murkasthesavor

    @Robbie Bishop
    So funny. About Criminal Minds the last season was way better than this season, and that’s why the ratings were still way lower than the last season.
    Where are you working at?
    Like CBS?? LOL.
    Almost everyone says, this season of CM suck the most.
    Don’t make me funny with ur ass comment.

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