Friday, August 01, 2008


Criminal Minds: "Damaged" scored in the overnight Nielsen ratings. Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, AJ Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.

"While Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” led Wednesday night’s ratings among adults 18 to 49, CBS finished first for the night in total viewers thanks to repeats of “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY.” According to Nielsen’s estimates, Fox would have led the night over all were it not for an 8 p.m. encore of its reality dance competition, which drew just 4.7 million viewers, far less than the 8.6 million who tuned in at 9 p.m. for the new installment. CBS, meanwhile, drew 5.9 million at 8 for “Big Brother,” with 8.6 million at 9 for “Criminal Minds” and 7.8 million at 10 for “CSI: NY.” NBC and ABC finished in a virtual tie for third. ABC fared better during the 10 p.m. hour with “Primetime: Crime” (6.2 million), which drew more viewers than NBC’s rerun of “Law & Order” (4.2 million)."