Wednesday, September 23, 2009
CRIMINAL MINDS: UM, HE SHOULD BE WORRIED
Criminal Minds has always owned its Wednesday time slot. Criminal Minds has consistently beaten any show that has gone up against it except for reality shows and I don't think that counts in the real world. "Law & Order: SVU" showrunner Neal Baer doesn't seem to think Criminal Minds is going to be a ratings problem for his show. Maybe he needs to talk to Lost's showrunner!
-JH: "Criminal Minds" is your competition. Does that concern you as far as a similar audience being splintered between the two series?
NB: No, I think they are very different shows. They are both considered procedurals but they're very different in the way they approach the subject matter and the characters and the characters' lives. It's apples and oranges, I think. We were on against "Without A Trace" and that was a procedural show, too, but it doesn't seem to hurt us. -http://www.thefutoncritic.com/rant.aspx?id=20090923_svu