via press release:
“CSI” DELIVERS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE SEASON PREMIERE AND HIGHEST ADULT 18-49 RATING SINCE WEEK TWO
The Penultimate Episode of “Survivor” Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54
Special Two-Hour “Survivor” Finale to be Broadcast on Sunday
“Criminal Minds” Wins its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS Sweeps Wednesday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CSI delivered its largest audience since its season premiere and highest adult 18-49 rating since the season’s second episode, SURVIVOR placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 and CRIMINAL MINDS won its time period in key ratings measures, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 14.
SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC’s penultimate episode was first in households (6.4/10), viewers (10.74m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and second in adults 18-49 (3.1/09, -0.1 behind FOX).
SURVIVOR’s special two-hour finale airs Sunday, Dec. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (7.8/12), viewers (12.70m), adults 25-54 (4.4/10) and adults 18-49 (3.4/09). Compared to last week, CRIMINAL MINDS was even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and added +290,000 viewers (from 12.41m, +2%).
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (7.6/12), viewers (12.13m), adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08). CSI posted its best households rating and largest audience delivery since Sept. 21, 2011 (season premiere), best adults 18-49 performance since Sept. 28, 2011 and best adults 25-54 ratings since Oct. 5, 2011.
For the season, CSI is Wednesday’s top 10:00 PM program in viewers and adults 18-49, out-delivering the year-ago time period by +15% in viewers, +33% in adults 18-49 +21% in adults 25-54.
For the night, CBS was first in households (7.3/12), viewers (11.86m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/08).
Updated Wednesday ratings will available this afternoon.