Wednesday Final Ratings: 'CSI' Adjusted Up; 'Criminal Minds' Adjusted Down + No Adjustment for 'The CMA Awards'

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November 7th, 2013

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CSI was adjusted up a tenth while  Criminal Minds were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49  versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, November 6,  2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC The 47th Annual CMA Awards (8-11PM) 4.7 13 16.76
CBS Survivor Blood vs Water 2.5 7 9.29
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 1.5 4 4.54
NBC Revolution 1.4 4 5.21
CW Arrow 1.0 3 2.80
9:00PM CBS Criminal Minds 2.3 6 9.70
NBC Law and Order: SVU 1.5 4 5.65
CW The Tomorrow People 0.6 2 1.56
10:00PM CBS CSI 1.8 5 9.08
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1 3 4.40

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Jose

    wooo Survivor! :D

  • HeadlessHorseman

    X Factor is dead. While some people, myself included, have labeled it a cheap reality series, that’s not the case. Its cost per episode is reported to be as high as $3.5 million. That’s more expensive than the average network drama, which costs around $3 million per episode. With the ratings this low, I can’t see Fox justifying a renewal.

    Does anyone know if Fox has X Factor contracted for any further seasons after this one? If so, how many? Either way, it’s nearing the end of the road.

  • Samunto

    And while we’re at it… There’s no denying how much CBS is bleeding viewers this season. And the squables with Criminal Minds’ cast…. Since spring means very low ratings, i’m not looking forward to seeing all these shows hit lower 1s..

  • HeadlessHorseman

    @Anybody who can answer
    Also, while we’re on the subject of TV show costs, does anyone know what the average cost is for the CW’s shows?

  • Samunto


    In the UK, rumour has it that X Factor will be back for another season but without Simon as they want to lower costs. It’s also almost very certain that he’ll be back in England doing X Factor UK.
    But given that 1.5 rating, the show would probably do CW numbers without Simon (though Idol held up well without him). It won’t be easy to replace 3hrs of programming next fall but at this point renewal is probably under 50%.

    Also, X Factor hasn’t had any sort of credibility and has been straight up shunned by viewers ratingswise unlike competitor The Voice.

    Fox will probably wait to see how Idol does with J Lo to put the final nail in the coffin on XF.

  • Timmy G

    Oh good lord, I hope Reign gets something else besides a .6 tonight (whether it be a .5 or a .7). If not we’ll probably have to wait even more time to find out which is getting more episodes.

  • Mathew

    Is girlfriend in a coma premiering on nbc November 13

  • Mike


    The average network drama is 2.5 million I’ve read usually between 2-3 million

  • Lize


  • Joseph A

    some of you are getting far to worried about the numbers above,

    viewing habits are changing which means that the networks are having to get their advertisers to change how they value viewing of the Live+7, for CBS they are getting their contracts reworked so they get value for the later views (talked about on the 6th during the CBS Earnings Call)

    That means the following shows get a significant bump in demo viewing, and due to some of the new contracts they are getting paid for the later views

    for example
    The Big Bang Theory, adds about 2.6 in the demo
    Elementary, adds about 1.6 in the demo
    Criminal Minds, adds about 1.3 in the demo
    HIMYM, adds about 1.2 in the demo
    NCIS, adds about 1.1 in the demo
    Person of Interest, adds about 1.1 in the demo
    2 Broke Girls, adds about 1.0 in the demo
    CSI, adds about 1.0 in the demo
    Crazy Ones, add about 1.0 in the demo

    If you can monetize the Live+7 , plus streamed views its a game changer

  • Mike


    No I think Wikipedia just has it wrong.. If I’m correct they haven’t even filmed the first episode.. And theirs no way they would premier it with no promo thin at all. Also I don’t think thy have the complete cast yet

  • SnerkyOne


    “Come on Criminal Mimes! Please go up next week!”

    I know that was just a typo, but now I really want to see a show about a crime syndicate comprised of nothing but mimes.

    Picture it… Clandestine meetings, angry confrontations in dark alleys, lavish funerals, all of it gloriously pantomimed by actors wearing black & white striped shirts & little black berets, their faces covered with white make-up… It would be the hit of the season!

    Thanks for the laugh, totally need that tonight. :)

  • Herb Finn

    Cancellation Bear about to eat Criminal Minds?

  • Jami

    Revolution is AWESOME.
    1.4 over 5 million viewers adds 1.1 Live +7 2.5 against 3 weeks of tough competition adds at least 2.3 million viewers week to week.. Horrible time slot on Wednesday night.
    Revolution could go either way. At this point NBC would be stupid to not renew the show for at least a season 3.

  • Maria

    Go arrow! Best tv show from the cw.

  • Joseph A

    @Herb Finn

    Dude , Criminal Minds has a 7day Live Demo of 3.6 it aint going anywhere :)

  • joy

    Not looking good for TTP!!

  • Theisssuesarenow

    Because it is syndicated no need for csi anymore. No need for mentalist. Next is poi. All under 2 and falling and time for a new 10 pm slate.

  • Mariana

    The weird thing about X Factor is that it can produce recording artists that have some chart success I mean Emblem 3 and Fith Harmony are doing OK Rachel Crow is in the bussines as well and the voice hasn’t had any artists hit the charts or success in a great way the most succesfull of the winners has been Cassadee Pope but The Voice has monster ratings and X Factor is barely hanging on to its life ratings wise talent wise X Factor is OK so if it gets renewed they need to find a way to get better ratings .

  • Blake

    @Joseph A

    Live+7 will never be monetized, those are program ratings. Ad rates are based on commercials ratings – current metric being used is C3 = commercials viewed within 3 days of the original broadcast, so there’s plenty of delayed viewing already being monetized.

    Even if the industry does switch to 7 days of delayed viewing, the metric being used would be C7, not live+7. And C7 would be lower than live+7, as C3 is lower than live+3. In fact C3 is similar to live+SD, hence the emphasis on (and continuing importance of) live+SD ratings today.

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