'Criminal Minds' Tops Wednesday in Viewers; CBS Sweeps Night

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December 12th, 2013

Criminal Minds cast

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

CBS Wins the Night in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

            CRIMINAL MINDS was Wednesday's #1 program in viewers while SURVIVOR and CSI swept their respective time periods in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 11.


At 8:00 PM, SURVIVOR was #1 in viewers (9.81m), adults 25-54 (3.4/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08).


At 9:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS was #1 in viewers (11.02m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (3.3/08, tied with ABC) and second in adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  CRIMINAL MINDS was the night's #1 program in viewers.


At 10:00 PM, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was #1 in viewers (9.95m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (1.8/05).


For the night, CBS was #1 in viewers (10.26m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/06).


Updated Wednesday ratings will be available later today.


    How sweet it is!

  • Robbie Bishop

    “Criminal Minds” was great. I really enjoyed the episode.
    I like that this season is putting more emphasis on how the team is a family. Sure, seasons 7 and 8 hinted at it, but it was never really shown, and when it was, it was short-lived or not very believable. CM has always shown how close the team is, and how they’re like a family, but the last couple of seasons have neglected it in favor of centering most of the episodes on the UnSubs themselves.
    Season 9 continues to impress, and has made me fall in love with CM all over again.

    “CSI” was also great. Humorous Christmas episode, and surprisingly well-written. Not that it’s surprising for a CSI episode to be well-written, but I was surprised that the episode managed to stay serious while still being goofier than the norm.
    Possibly my favorite episode of the seasons, next to “Check in and Check Out.”

  • Robbie Bishop


    My bad.

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