Thursday, October 02, 2008


Criminal Minds Scores in the Nielsen ratings! "Angel Maker" blew the competition away and once again Criminal Minds has beautiful overnight ratins. Nice job by Criminal Minds writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin!

Crime paid off for CBS Wednesday night, giving the network the most viewers and the lead in the 18-to-49 age group.

At 10 p.m., "CSI: NY" easily dominated the time slot, bringing 14.7 million to CBS. ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" returned to grip 7.1 million fans. NBC ran third with "Lipstick Jungle" drawing 5.3 million.

At 9," CBS' "Criminal Minds" drew 14.5 million. The finale of "America's Got Talent" pulled 12.6 million to opera singer Neal Boyd's victory. ABC's "Private Practice" returned to entertain 8 million.

At 8, Fox was on top with more crime: "Bones" drew 9.8 million. NBC's "Knight Rider" pulled into second with 7.6 million. The CBS comedies "Old Christine" (6.9 million) and "Gary Unmarried" (7 million) upstaged the return of ABC's "Pushing Daisies" with 6.3 million fans. "America's Next Top Model" pulled 4 million Tyra Banks fans to The CW.

For the night, CBS averaged 12 million in prime time. The rest: NBC with 8.5 million, ABC with 7.2 million, Fox with 7 million and The CW with 2.9 million.