Thursday, November 04, 2010


Criminal Minds ratings for "Middle Man" starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness.

CBS won the night with both adults 18-49 and total viewers and it was up, up and up as Survivor, Criminal Minds and The Defenders all were higher than last week. The Defenders 0.2 rise to a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 still will keep it at CBS’s lowest-rated scripted show not airing on Friday. That won’t stop the cries of “but it won its time slot!” but winning its time slot won’t likely save it for next season.

ABC was second with adults 18-49 as The Middle and Better With You were flat vs. last week’s finals, but Modern Family and Cougar Town both dropped 0.3 with adults 18-49 vs. last week’s Halloween-fueled episodes which garnered higher than normal ratings. Modern Family still topped the night with adults 18-49 though and the In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts special fared 0.8 better than last week’s The Whole Truth, pulling a 1.9 with adults 18-49.

Undercovers, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: LA were all down from their last original episodes (two weeks ago for the L&O’s) tumbling to season lows. SVU fell 0.6 to a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49 and Law & Order: LA was down 0.5 to a 1.9 with adults 18-49, tying its season low. Undercovers fell to a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49, a season (and series) low.