or


[10/12/06 - 09:50 AM]
Criminal Minds Beats "Lost" in Households; in Near Dead Heat in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 11.

[via press release from CBS]

"CRIMINAL MINDS" BEATS "LOST" IN HOUSEHOLDS; IN NEAR DEAD HEAT IN VIEWERS

"Criminal Minds" Attracts More Viewers Than "Lost" in Second Half Hour

"Jericho" Continues to Grow

"CSI: NY" Soars, Delivering Its Highest Ratings in Viewers and Demos In Nearly a Year

CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers and Adults 25-54

Network is Up Double Digit Percentages in Viewers and Demos Versus Same Night Last Year

CRIMINAL MINDS beat "Lost" in households for the first time ever and finished in a near dead heat with "Lost" in viewers in the 9:00-10:00 PM hour and attracted more viewers than "Lost" from 9:30-10:00 PM, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 11.

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (10.9/16), in a virtual tie for first in viewers (16.48m, -180,000 behind "Lost") and a strong second in adults 25-54 (6.1/14) and adults 18-49 (4.4/11). From 9:30-10:00PM, "Criminal Minds" beat lost in viewers (16.98m vs. 16.35m, +4%).

CRIMINAL MINDS finished in its closest competitive position ever against a first run episode of "Lost" in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and this is the first time CRIMINAL MINDS ever topped a first run "Lost" in households.

This is CRIMINAL MINDS's best delivery ever on a Wednesday in households and is the second best viewer delivery (just -70,000 behind 9/27/06). Compared to last week, CRIMINAL MINDS was up +9% in households (from 10.0/15), +11% in adults 25-54 (from 5.5/13), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 4.2/10) and added +1.29m viewers (from 15.19m, +8%).

CBS's freshman drama JERICHO was second in households (7.0/11), viewers (10.90m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09). Compared to last week, JERICHO was up +3% in households (from 6.8/11) and +1% in viewers (from 10.83m).

At 10PM, CSI: NY was first in households (11.5/19), viewers (17.71m), adults 25-54 (7.1/17) and adults 18-49 (5.9/16). This is CSI: NY's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 11/9/05 (the cross-over with CSI: MIAMI). Compared to last week, CSI: NY was up +12% in households (from 10.3/17), +18% in adults 25-54 (from 6.0/15), +20% in adults 18-49 (from 4.9/14) and added +1.98m viewers (from 15.73m, +13%).

Compared to the same night last year, CBS posted gains of +21% in viewers, +13% in adults 18-49 and +16% in adults 25-54.

For the night, CBS was first in households (9.8/15), viewers (15.03m), adults 25-54 (5.8/14) and second in adults 18-49 (4.5/12, -0.3 behind ABC).

Final Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

"CRIMINAL MINDS" BEATS "LOST" IN HOUSEHOLDS; IN NEAR DEAD HEAT IN VIEWERS

"Criminal Minds" Attracts More Viewers Than "Lost" in Second Half Hour

"Jericho" Continues to Grow

"CSI: NY" Soars, Delivering Its Highest Ratings in Viewers and Demos In Nearly a Year

CBS Wins Wednesday in Viewers and Adults 25-54

Network is Up Double Digit Percentages in Viewers and Demos Versus Same Night Last Year

CRIMINAL MINDS beat "Lost" in households for the first time ever and finished in a near dead heat with "Lost" in viewers in the 9:00-10:00 PM hour and attracted more viewers than "Lost" from 9:30-10:00 PM, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 11.

CRIMINAL MINDS was first in households (11.0/17), in a virtual tie for first in viewers (16.73m, -160,000 behind "Lost") and a strong second in adults 25-54 (6.2/14) and adults 18-49 (4.5/11). From 9:30-10:00PM, "Criminal Minds" beat lost in viewers (17.29m vs. 16.56m, +4%).

CRIMINAL MINDS finished in its closest competitive position ever against a first run episode of "Lost" in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and this is the first time CRIMINAL MINDS ever topped a first run "Lost" in households.

This is CRIMINAL MINDS's best delivery ever on a Wednesday in households and viewers. Compared to last week, CRIMINAL MINDS was up +10% in households (from 10.0/15), +13% in adults 25-54 (from 5.5/13), +7% in adults 18-49 (from 4.2/10) and added +1.54m viewers (from 15.19m, +10%).

CBS's freshman drama JERICHO was second in households (6.9/11), viewers (10.86m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09). Compared to last week, JERICHO was up +1% in households (from 6.8/11) and up slightly in viewers (from 10.83m).

At 10PM, CSI: NY was first in households (11.6/19), viewers (17.97m), adults 25-54 (7.2/18) and adults 18-49 (6.0/16). This is CSI: NY's best delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since 11/9/05 (the cross-over with CSI: MIAMI). Compared to last week, CSI: NY was up +13% in households (from 10.3/17), +20% in adults 25-54 (from 6.0/15), +22% in adults 18-49 (from 4.9/14) and added +2.24m viewers (from 15.73m, +14%).

Compared to the same night last year, CBS posted gains of +23% in viewers, +15% in adults 18-49 and +18% in adults 25-54.

For the night, CBS was first in households (9.8/15), viewers (15.19m), adults 25-54 (5.9/14) and second in adults 18-49 (4.6/12, -0.3 behind ABC).





  [october 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/26/16 - 09:16 AM]
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is Primetime Television's No. 1 Show for Historic Fifth Consecutive TV Season
NBC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/26/16 - 08:58 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "SVU" Top Final Night of May Sweeps
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise holds off ABC's own season finale of "Dancing with the Stars."

[05/25/16 - 08:30 AM]
"Empire" No. 1 Broadcast Series of 2015-2016 Season
FOX spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 08:55 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Return Pushes ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night over NBC among adults 18-49.

[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
The Alphabet easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/16 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Low Key Demo Race
"20/20 Saturday" tops the night among adults 18-49.

[05/22/16 - 08:46 AM]
"SNL" Ranks #1 for the Night in the Metered Markets
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/21/16 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos as "20/20" Rises
The Alphabet's perennial newsmagazine and the season finale of "Shark Tank" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[05/21/16 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Wins Season's Final Friday with the Top 2 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 20.

[05/21/16 - 08:27 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since March 18
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 20.