As — wait for it — suspected, CBS’ Criminal Minds spin-off lost viewers in its second week, dropping 23 percent of its premiere audience and plunging 26 percent to a 2.5 rating with the 18-49 crowd. That said, Suspect Behavior still led the 10 o’clock hour in viewers and tied SVU in the demo.
Elsewhere in newbieland, ABC’s Mr. Sunshine dipped further, and with a 2.4 rating is now down 35 percent from its premiere.
Over on The CW this Wednesday, America’s Next Top Model sashayed its 16th cycle in front of 2.25 million viewers and scored a series-low 1.1 rating. The new makeover series Shedding for the Wedding divorced itself from nearly half of that lead-in, mustering just 1.15 million viewers and a 0.6 (!) rating. The CW would like to note that Wedding was up sharply from the netlet’s previous reality-TV forays, Fly Girls and [shudder] High Society. So there’s that.
More Wednesday numbers:
8/7c | American Idol this week dominated the night with 22.6 million total viewers (down just 2 percent year-over-year) and a 7.9 rating. Both Survivor (11.2 million viewers/3.3 rating) and ABC’s The Middle/Better With You sitcombo matched last week’s numbers.
9/8c | Criminal Minds proper was tops in total viewers (with 13.44 million of ’em), while Modern Family (10.34 mil) led the demos (albeit with a season-low 4.1 rating).
10/9c | Up 11 percent week-to-week, Law & Order: SVU tied Criminal Minds: SB for the demo win (with a 2.5) and drew 8 million total viewers. ABC’s Off The Map attempted to shimmy off the renewal “bubble” with a 13 percent increase in both viewers (4.89 mil) and the demo (still a sad 1.7).
What were you watching Wednesday?