Criminal Minds Shemar Moore LEaving Ratings

Ratings: Criminal Minds Hits 13-Month High, Best Audience Since Nov. 2014

CBS’ Criminal Minds this Wednesday drew 10.9 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating (per finals), rising 11 and 16 percent to its largest audience since Nov. 26, 2014 and its best demo number since Jan. 14, 2015.

Bookending that, Survivor (9.3 mil/2.1) was steady while Beyond Borders (7.8 mil/1.5) dipped a tenth.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

THE CW | Arrow returned to 2.1 mil and a 0.7, down 22 and 30 percent to tie its series lows. Supernatural (1.7 mil/0.6) ticked down to match its season lows.

NBC | Heartbeat (5.2 mil/0.9) fell 16 and 36 percent from its apres-Voice sneak preview, and landed 28 and 25 percent below time slot predecessor Mysteries of Laura‘s season finale. SVU (6.1 mil/1.5) and Chicago PD (6.2 mil/1.3) each dipped a tenth.

ABC | The Middle (7.2 mil/1.7), Goldbergs (6.6 mil/2.0),  black-ish (6.1 mil/1.9) and Nashville (4.2 mil/0.9) were all steady, while Modern Family (7.7 mil/2.4) ticked down.

FOX | Rosewood (3.7 mil/1.0) and Hell’s Kitchen (3.6 mil/1.2) each added a tenth.

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19 Comments
  1. Tori Coop says:

    LOL SVU. Give us a good excuse why you sucked last night, Warren Leight.

  2. Jane says:

    Supernatural was such a good episode I hate that it went down. Having Bobby back, even for one episode, was great.

    • ninamags says:

      The episode was fantastic!!! One of the best ones of the year. Loved how they cut back between Rufus and Bobby and the boys. Great stuff.

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    With Shemar Moore ending his incredible run on Criminal Minds since the beginning, don’t know if fans of the show will keep watching or done for good.

  4. Ms Thang says:

    People are tuning out of Arrow because of all this olish*ty.

    • tvjunkie says:

      I haven’t tuned out but the Olicity drama has unfortunately taken over the show for a while now and turned everything else into the B story. That’s not good.

    • ninamags says:

      Yup. I recorded and watched it later. It was another pandering episode. When will Arrow kick butt again?

  5. tvjunkie says:

    You almost never hear of a show having a dramatic ratings increase anymore. Most of the time it seems shows are a best steady or up slightly, but it seems like at least half go down week to week. In 5 years or less a 0.5 demo on a major network will be considered a massive hit.

  6. Jake says:

    It amazes me that crap like this stays on TV. Oh we haven’t had ratings like this since 2014…WTH…then end the crap and put it out of its misery.

  7. Jerri says:

    Watch the ratings tank now that Shemar is gone. :-/

    • Angela says:

      It’l be interesting to see how they do ratings-wise next week, because Emily’s making a guest appearance. I could see the ratings being good for that one.
      .
      As for last night, though, dang. Well done, CM. I’m glad his goodbye episode got so many viewers.

  8. Daysgoneby says:

    It was okay. I’m actually excited to see EMILY back, NEXT week.

  9. kmw says:

    Good numbers for Criminal Minds but that wont last long, Empire is back next week. Glad The Middle and Nashville didn’t go lower. No surprise that Heartbeat went down. Rosewood ticking up is good, still not great numbers but I still think FOX will renew it

  10. N says:

    I liked Heartbeat

  11. Jasmine says:

    The SVU crew has been bragging about ratings against repeats lately. Bet they won’t be bragging next week against a new Empire and Criminal Minds.

  12. Cindy says:

    I am so upset !!!! There are only a few shows worth watching And they have to take a player that makes the show a hit and let him go !!! Don’t you people relize you just killed Criminal Minds !!!! DO NOT take Shemar off the show !!! The cast is good but with Shemar it’s at its best !!!!