Ratings: Criminal Minds Pops, Survivor Hits Low

Criminal Minds this week edged out reigning champ Modern Family to emerge as Wednesday’s most watched program.

The CBS crime drama gained 6 percent week-to-week to deliver 13.34 million total viewers and a 3.8 demo rating, while ABC’s Family (13.1 mil/5.6) still dominated the night’s demos.

Going hour-by-hour….

8 pm | X Factor‘s first round of Boot Camp averaged 11.5 million total viewers and a 3.9 rating, down only a few points from last week. Survivor (10.5 mil/3.1) dipped 3 percent to an all-time demo low, followed by ABC’s sitcombo of The Middle (9 mil/2.7) and Suburgatory (9.1 mil/3.0, down 9 percent from debut).

NBC’s Up All Night (5.7 mil/2.2) was up 5 percent, while Free Agents (3.28 mil/1.0) drew a few more eyeballs while staying flat at an abysmal demo rating. The CW’s H8R cratered again (1.15 mil/0.4), plunging 33 percent in the demo.

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9 pm | Trailing Criminal Minds and Modern Family, Harry’s Law inched up 6 percent to hit a season-high audience of 8.22 million total viewers, but failed to improve on its meager 1.2 rating. At 6.92 mil and a 2.9, Happy Endings dipped 6 percent.

Airing after X Factor at 9:30, a “bonus” Raising Hope (6.2 mil/2.3) shed nearly half of its lead-in, and in fact was down 21 percent in the demo from this week’s aprés-New Girl outing. Top Model held steady at 1.7 mil/0.8.

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10 pm | CSI (11.8 mil/2.9) slipped a smidge with the 18-49 crowd but still led the hour in both measures. SVU (7.9 mil/2.1) gained 9 percent in total audience, while ABC’s Revenge (7.7 mil/2.5, down 7 percent) placed second in the demo.

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