Ratings: Criminal Minds Bests Idol for First Time, NBC Dramas Rise, Arrow and The 100 Dip

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 15A typically extra-twisted Matthew Gray Gubler-helmed episode of Criminal Minds this week drew 10.4 million total viewers and a 2.5 demo rating, rising three tenths from its last fresh outing to — if the numbers hold — best American Idol for the first time ever in head-to-head competition. Alas, I have no picture for that episode, because, well, there simply aren’t any.

Opening the Eye’s night, Survivor (9.6 mil/2.2) dipped a tenth to a season low, while at 10 pm CSI (9.7 mil/1.9) also was down a tenth.

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The aforementioned Idol did 8.8 mil and a 2.1, down a tenth week-to-week.

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ABC | The Middle (7.1 mil/1.9) and Mixology (4.4 mil/1.6) were flat, Suburgatory (5.2 mil/1.6) ticked up a tenth, Modern Family (8.8 mil/3.2) fell four tenths and Nashville (5.2 mil/1.5) was up two tenths.

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NBC | Revolution (4.4 mil/1.3) ticked up a tenth to its best rating since Jan 22, while SVU (5.8 mil/1.7) and Chicago P.D. (5.7 mil/1.6) each rose two tenths.

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THE CW | Arrow (2.34 mil/0.8) and The 100 (1.9 mil/0.6) each shed some eyeballs and dipped a tenth in the demo.

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