Thursday, January 15, 2009


Criminal Minds overnight Nielsen ratings info for "Soul Mates" written by Erica Messer and Deb Fisher.

“American Idol” owned the night but Criminal Minds gave them a run for the money and once again pulled in terrific ratings!

"CBS was runner-up for the night, thanks largely to “Criminal Minds” at 9 (14.1 million) and “CSI: NY” at 10 (12.8 million). CBS’s back-to-back comedies, “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (7.3 million) and “Gary Unmarried” (7.1 million), earned fewer viewers but still outpaced their competitors to win the 8 p.m. hour. NBC ranked third for the night with “Knight Rider” at 8 (5.3 million), “Law & Order” at 10 (8.2 million) and a repeat of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” at 9 (4.5 million). ABC finished fourth with three hours of “Lost” (4.5 million), a rerun of last season’s three-part finale."