Ratings: CBS’ ‘CSI’ and ‘Criminal Minds’ Fall to New Series Lows Following Reruns

“American Idol” slips further in Week 2

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:07 PM

Fox’s “American Idol” slipped in the ratings following last week’s premiere, but the network still landed a comfortable primetime Wednesday win.

Following repeats, CBS’ “CSI” and “Criminal Minds” both dipped to new series lows last night. ABC and NBC’s all-new lineups on the other hand saw ratings increases across-the-board.

Fox was first in ratings with a 4.0 rating/11 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 13.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “American Idol” was the only show on its schedule, Wednesday’s highest-rated and most-watched program.

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ABC was second in ratings with a 2.0/5 and third in total viewers with 6.5 million. “The Middle” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.2/7 and 8.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “Suburgatory” received a 1.8/5 — up 22 percent — and 6.1 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 earned a 3.5/9 and 9.7 million viewers. “Super Fun Night” at 9:30 got a 1.7/4 and 5.2 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 had a 1.4/4 and 5 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.7/5 and fourth in total viewers with 6.1 million viewers. “Revolution” at 8 earned a 1.5/4 and 5.3 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 received a 1.8/5 — up 29 percent from last week — and 6.6 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 10 got a 1.6/5 and 6.3 million viewers.

CBS was in fourth in ratings with a 1.6/4 and second in total viewers with 8 million. Following reruns, “Criminal Minds” at 9 had a 2.2/6 and 10.4 million viewers — the later metric of which was actually up from prior week. “CSI” at 10 got a 1.6/5 — down 20 percent to a new low — and 9.5 million viewers.

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Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in viewers with 3.4 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.9 million. At 8, “Arrow” earned a 0.8/2 and 2.5 million viewers. “The Tomorrow People” received a 0.5/1 and 1.4 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.5 million.


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