'Criminal Minds' most-watched episode of the season: Shirtless Morgan every week?

Criminal-Minds-The-Return.jpg

Criminal Minds is a drama that steadily put out a solid-ish performance week after week, but the media tends to ignore the show (except when TV violence becomes a hot topic). But EW posted a sneak peek of Wednesday’s episode featuring the return of Shirtless Morgan, and now here’s a ratings story headlining with Minds: Because yesterday’s hour was the most-watched of the season.

Minds had 11.6 million viewers and had a a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, jumping 17 percent from last week. The ratings gain was despite airing against all-original competition and lead-in Survivor dipping a notch. At 10 p.m., CBS’ CSI was up 6 percent. Maybe Minds should do Shirtless Morgan every week?

Over on The CW, freshman sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People chugged along steadily after getting a full-season order, despite lead-in Arrow rising (fellow freshman pickup The Originals rose on Tuesday).

NBC and ABC’s lineup was all within 7 percent of last week — except Super Fun Night, which jumped 24 percent from its last original two weeks ago (which might have been exciting growth, except its lead-in Modern Family aired its last original three weeks ago — so Rebel Wilson didn’t have the Dunphys backing her up last time). Fox’s The X Factor was up this week.

Full chart and previous Shirtless Morgan video:

NET/TIME/SHOW  ADULTS 18-49 RATING TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)
FOX 8-10P X-FCTR- 1.7 5,765
ABC 8:00P MIDDLE- 2.3 8,862
8:30P BACK-GAME- 1.8 6,406
9:00P MODRN FMLY- 3.8 10,614
9:30P SUPER-NGHT- 2.1 5,921
10-11P NASHVILLE- 1.5 5,434
CBS 8-9P SURVIVOR- 2.4 9,765
9-10P CRIMNL MND- 2.7 11,623
10-11P CSI- 1.9 10,273
NBC 8-9P REVOLUTION- 1.4 5,139
9-10P LAW&O:SVU- 1.6 6,087
10-11P DATLN S 1.1 5,065
CW 8-9P ARROW- 1.1 2,987
9-10P TOMORRW PPL- 0.6 1,693


Advertisement

Latest Videos in TV

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP