Ratings: Criminal Minds Ticks Up With Finale, SVU Hits Series Low

Criminal Minds Renewed Cancelled

CBS’ yet-to-be-renewed Criminal Minds closed Season 10 (and Jennifer Love Hewitt’s one-and-done run) on Wednesday with 9.6 million total viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, up 10 percent and a tenth week-to-week.

Bookending the dark crime drama, Survivor (9.3 mil/2.1) and CSI: Cyber (7.5 mil/1.2) matched series lows.

Elsewhere….

FOX | American Idol (6.9 mil/1.5) dipped 7 percent and one tenth.

THE CW | Arrow (2.4 mil/0.9) and Supernatural (1.6 mil/0.7) were flat.

NBC | Bubble drama Mysteries of Laura (6.2 mil/0.9) dipped to tie its series low. SVU (6.2 mil/1.2) and Chicago PD (6.7 mil/1.4) were down sharply (43 and 22 percent) from last week’s crossover episodes, with the former hitting a series low in the demo.

ABC | The Middle (6.9 mil/1.7) fell three tenths, Goldbergs (6.8 mil/1.9) dropped two, Modern Family (8.5 mil/2.9) was steady, black-ish (6.9 mil/2.3) rose 15 percent and Nashville (5 mil/1.2) added a few eyeballs while ticking down in the demo.

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9 Comments
  1. Georgia Madman says:

    EVERYTHING but black-ish was down or flat!! What’s up Matt?

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    Really hope that Criminal Minds gets renewed now that JLH is done with the series and is about to become a mom during the Summer. The series has lost so many female characters since its inception but I’m wondering if CM is again casting a new female cast member or a returning one (paging Paget Brewster?) for Season 11.

    • Dean says:

      Oh yeah Kate, Blake, Prentiss, Seaver, Greenaway, the black lady from when JJ was on maternity leave. Women are like a revolving door on this show.

      • Nan says:

        IMO they’ve made poor casting choices for females. They aren’t alone, NCIS has a misfire with Bishop. IMO the problem lies in believability. If the viewer can’t be made to relate to or care about the actress, it doesn’t work.

        • Angela says:

          I’ve loved the women they’ve brought on here over the years, personally. I think they all made their characters likeable and believable. *Shrugs*
          Anyway, I’m glad the show did well ratings-wise last night. It was a good end to the season.

        • Chris says:

          All in the eye of the (rather jaundiced) beholder. I love Bishop, who had a bit of a rough start but calling it a “misfire” is obviously your opinion, but not mine or my family. We relate to her just fine–maybe it’s you….

  3. Iakovos says:

    Thought BLACK-ISH and NASHVILLE were quality last evening. Of course, they will be renewed. I also took in most of IDOL.

    Fear LAURA will go to cancellation boneyard, though I think it has potential. I think SVU is tired. Would have preferred the original L&O continue.

  4. Carla Krae says:

    If NBC would stop randomly moving Laura without telling anybody, the ratings would stay more steady! Episode 20 was supposed to air last week, then they shifted the schedule and moved it to this week. If you’re not constantly double-checking the date of an episode, you don’t know when it’ll be! I hate when networks do that. NBC has pulled that crap with Mysteries of Laura all season.

  5. Kenbud says:

    Anyone know what happened to the Raven character on CSI: Cyber? She has totally disappeared without any reason.