or


[05/04/06 - 12:00 AM]
Criminal Minds Finishes in Its Closest Competitive Position to a First-Run "Lost" in Viewers and Key Demographics

[via press release from CBS]

THIS JUST IN�

�From CBS Entertainment

"CRIMINAL MINDS" FINISHES IN ITS CLOSEST COMPETITIVE POSITION TO A FIRST-RUN "LOST" IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

Gap Narrows as "Criminal Minds" Trails "Lost" By Less Than 3 Million Viewers For the First Time

CBS's freshman drama CRIMINAL MINDS finished in its closest competitive position to a first-run episode of "Lost" in viewers and key demographics, according preliminary Nielsen affiliate ratings for Wednesday, May 3.

CRIMINAL MINDS (8.1/12, 12.15m) trailed "Lost" by -2.88 million viewers, marking the first time it was less than three million viewers behind. CRIMINAL MINDS also finished in its best competitive position to a first run "Lost" in adults 25-54 (4.5/10 vs. 7.1/16, -2.6), adults 18-49 (3.5/08 vs.6.2/15, -2.7) and adults 18-34 (2.1/06 vs. 5.1/14, -3.0).

This is the first time CRIMINAL MINDS trailed a first-run "Lost" by less than three full rating points in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

In their first head-to-head broadcast (9/28/05), CRIMINAL MINDS trailed "Lost" by -7.3 rating points in adults 25-54, -6.4 in adults 18-49, -5.5 in adults 18-34 and by -12.56m viewers.

Final Wednesday ratings will be available this afternoon.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

THIS JUST IN�

�From CBS Entertainment

"CRIMINAL MINDS" FINISHES IN ITS CLOSEST COMPETITIVE POSITION TO A FIRST-RUN "LOST" IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

Gap Narrows as "Criminal Minds" Trails "Lost" By Less Than 3.5 Million Viewers For the First Time

CBS's freshman drama CRIMINAL MINDS finished in its closest competitive position to a first-run episode of "Lost" in viewers and key demographics, according to Live Plus Same Day National Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, May 3.

CRIMINAL MINDS (8.1/12, 12.17m) trailed "Lost" by -3.39 million viewers, marking the first time it was less than 3.5 million viewers behind the ABC drama. CRIMINAL MINDS also finished in its best competitive position to a first run "Lost" in adults 25-54 (4.5/10 vs. 7.4/16, -2.9), adults 18-49 (3.5/08 vs. 6.4/15, -2.9) and adults 18-34 (2.1/06 vs. 5.3/15, -3.2).

This is the first time CRIMINAL MINDS trailed a first-run "Lost" by less than three full rating points in both adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

In their first head-to-head broadcast (9/28/05), CRIMINAL MINDS trailed "Lost" by -7.3 rating points in adults 25-54, -6.4 in adults 18-49, -5.5 in adults 18-34 and by -12.56m viewers.





  [may 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/21/18 - 08:05 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[07/20/18 - 11:04 AM]
More Than 27 Million Viewers Tune in for "Harry Potter's Wizarding Weekend" on USA and Syfy
USA and Syfy further spins the numbers for July 13-16.

[07/20/18 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Onto Top Spots
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/19/18 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with FOX
The Eye's "Big Brother" leads the night overall among adults 18-49.

[07/18/18 - 01:36 PM]
Big Markets Step Up to the Plate and Deliver for FOX During Tuesday Night's MLB All-Star Game
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 17.

[07/18/18 - 11:32 AM]
"Fancy Nancy" Is Disney Junior's #1 Debut in Two Years with Girls 2-5
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, July 13.

[07/18/18 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, MLB All-Star Game Top Demos
The network ends NBC's summer-long streak for the night among adults 18-49.

[07/17/18 - 08:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/16/18 - 02:30 PM]
Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" Notches Series High Ratings
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 11.

[07/16/18 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with Game Show Lineup
CBS takes a close second in both categories.

[07/15/18 - 08:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with FOX
The Alphabet tops both charts on a very modest evening.

[07/14/18 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos in Low Key Night
The Peacock narrowly edges ABC and CBS among adults 18-49 last night.

[07/13/18 - 08:10 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Continue Their Reign
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 once again.

[07/12/18 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Reclaim Top Spots
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/11/18 - 08:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Win Streak
The Peacock continues its reign in both total viewers and adults 18-49.