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NOV
14
10 MOS

TV Ratings: 'Criminal Minds' Surges on CBS, 'Modern Family' Mostly Steady

"The X Factor," "Nashville" and "Arrow" are among the night's other growers -- while the CBS procedural airs its most watched episode of the season.

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CBS
"Criminal Minds"

CBS took a victory among adults 18-49 (2.4 rating) and total viewers (10.6 million) on Wednesday night, seeing particularly strong growth for Criminal Minds. The procedural pulled in 11.62 million viewers and rose four-tenths of a point for a 2.7 rating in the demo. Survivor (2.4 adults) was off a tenth of a point from the prior week, and CSI (1.9 adults) improved by the same measure.

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The Middle (2.3 adults) and doomed comedy Back in the Game (1.8 adults) were both up by a tenth of a point from their last originals, while Modern Family (3.8 adults) dropped just a tenth from its last new outing on Oct. 23. Super Fun Night (2.1 adults) improved four-tenths of a point with its original lead-in, and Nashville (1.5 adults) was up by a tenth of a point as well. ABC earned a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 7.1 million viewers for the night.

Rebounding from last week's lows, The X Factor pulled in a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.8 million viewers on Fox. That's a two-tenths of a point improvement in the demo from last Wednesday.

Revolution, still steady at a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, led into Law & Order: SVU (1.6 adults, up a tenth) and an even Dateline (1.1 adults) on NBC. The network pulled a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers.

Arrow (1.1 adults) grew by one-tenth of a point on The CW, while The Tomorrow People (0.6 adults) continued to hold. The network posted a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers for the night.