Ratings: Stalker Matches CSI Numbers, Criminal Minds Returns Strong, Red Band Stabilizes, black-ish Drops

Stalker Premiere Ratings

CBS’ Stalker on Wednesday night found 9.1 million people following it, paired with a 2.0 demo rating (per finals) — the exact same numbers that CSI returned to a year ago in the time slot.

Versus CSI’s May finale, Stalker (which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B”) was down 10 percent in audience but up a tenth in the demo.

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Opening the Eye’s night, Survivor (9.5 mil/2.4) dipped 3 and 11 percent from its premiere. Criminal Minds opened Season 10 with 11.7 mil and a 2.7, up a bit in viewers but off a tenth from its previous premiere. (TVLine readers gave the episode a “B+,” with nearly 80 percent liking.loving the addition of Jennifer Love Hewitt.)

Elsewhere….

NBC | Mysteries of Laura (9 mil/1.5) dipped 10 percent in audience while steady in the demo, SVU (7.8 mil/1.8) fell 23 and 18 percent and Chicago P.D. (6.6 mil/1.5) dropped 22 and 21 percent.

ABC | The Middle (7.4 mil/2.0) slipped 3 and 9 percent, The Goldbergs (7.1 mil/2.3) again built on its lead in but ticked down 3 percent week-to-week, Modern Family (10.6 mil/3.7) dipped 7 and 5 percent and black-ish (8.3 mil/2.6) dropped 25 and 21 percent from its debut. Nashville closed the night with 5.3 mil/1.6, up a tenth from its premiere.

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FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (3.9 mil/1.4) ticked up a tenth, while Red Band Society (3.3 mil/1/1) was flat.

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