Ratings: Idol Up, CSI Rebounds, Minds Ties Low

Forget Me NotCSI on Wednesday rebounded from last week’s series low with gains of more than 20 percent, delivering 10.5 million total viewers while scoring a 2.3 demo rating.

Leading into that, however, Criminal Minds (10.7 mil/2.7) dipped 10 percent and a tenth to match a series-low rating. Let’s see if the Nielsen finals adjust that away.

Opening CBS’ night, Survivor (9.45 mil/2.5) rose 6 percent and a tenth from its premiere.

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Turning to ABC, The Middle (8.2 mil/2.2) and The Neighbors (6.3 mil/1.9) both rose double digits and enjoyed their biggest wins to date over NBC’s sitcoms. Modern Family (10.6 mil/3.9) inched up a tenth, but Suburgatory (5.9 mil/2.0) ticked down.

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The CW’s Arrow (3.12 mil/0.9) and Supernatural (2.22 mil/0.9) both dropped a handful of eyeballs and slipped a tenth.

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Over on Fox, American Idol (14.2 mil/4.1) in a rare instance gained viewers week-to-week while dipping two tenths in the demo.

Last but never least, NBC’s Whitney (3.3 mil/1/1) ticked down to match a series low, Guys With Kids (3 mil/1.1) rose a tenth, SVU (5.7 mil/1.7) was up two tenths and Chicago Fire (6.4 mil/1.9) was flat.

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  1. leigh says:

    Modern Family was just okay. It had moments but this season seems kind of less funny to me. Is it just me and please don’t be mean.

  2. adambramble says:

    Arrow, Supernatural :D

  3. Arrow and Supernatural will most likely adjust up.

  4. B says:

    No NBC or “More to come”…? Strange

  5. David says:

    I’m guessing CSI’s rebound might have had something to do with the lack of a new Nashville last night.

    • Tran says:

      Nashville will be back next Wednesday so no rest for the worries there.

    • Chicago Dan says:

      It had more to do with CSI not having that last minute TBBT repeat inserted last week as a lead-in, which bombed, when they decided to trim Survivor from 2 hours to 90 minutes and there was a couple of local pre-emptions.

  6. Tran says:

    Really don’t know if CSI is going to becoming the third series EVER to reached 20 seasons like Law & Order and Gunsmoke. What do you think?

  7. wrstlgirl says:

    My question was for Matt, didn’t post correctly. What does flat mean?

  8. wrstlgirl says:

    Criminal Minds, Unnecessary Roughness and Chicago Fire were all great last night.

    • Angela says:

      Yeah, I found the story on last night’s “Criminal Minds” kinda interesting. Plus, they played a (great) Muse song at the end. That was a nice little surprise and made me happy.

  9. Aj says:

    It’s astounding how old See BS skews.

  10. Elyse says:

    last nights Chicago Fire was awesome. such a great episode!!!

  11. J says:

    I was hoping Sidle would get shot at the end. Her character is so annoying.

    • Kvivik says:

      I haven’t watched it since they brought her back. I’ve been told that Jorja’s just as bad as she was before.
      Maybe they will shoot Sara later in the season.

  12. rio says:

    The Middle never gets any attention at all, yet it’s one of the most appealing shows on TV. Its entire cast stands out, but I have a special fondness for the always enthusiastic Sue and her gay-to-be friend. Also like the actor who plays Axel’s dimmest friend. And Patricia Heaton can do no wrong.

    • Kim R says:

      I agree. There is something so heartwarming about Sue. You just root for her. And Axel’s friend being sweet on her is so adorable. Axel’s reaction had me in stitches. Soooo funny. I may have to watch it again. :)

  13. The neightboors was super funny! Such an underrated show !

  14. Babybop says:

    Yes! The Middle! Love that show. We should all try to be a little more Sue Heck like.

  15. Decker says:

    “dropped a handful of eyeballs…”

    LOL! I know what you ment Matt but I now have a most interesting visual in my head.

  16. Chris says:

    It’s a sure bet that Criminal Minds will come back next year but if the ratings stay like this keep it may be their last

  17. ABC says:

    Bad episode of Criminal Minds last night. Next week looks much better.

  18. Shaun says:

    Idol went up because it was Girls night…..I doubt the guys will get as many looks on a Thursday.

  19. Leondre says:


    Adjusted up:
    The Middle-2.3
    Modern Family-4.0

    Adjusted Down:
    Criminal Minds-2.6
    Guys with Kids-1.0

  20. Sg. Grant says:

    Anyone else getting preempted for SEC Network basketball? I have to watch my ABC shows the next day, since they now air from 12:35am – 2:35am. I’m not really complaining though, since I can now watch other stuff and DVR them later.