December 29, 2011 9:02am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Repeats Continue to Reign for CBS, Led by 'Criminal Minds'
Wednesday night slipped by almost unnoticed, with each of the networks offering a block of repeats.
CBS' line-up of NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds and CSI encores topped the night in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. The network averaged a 2.1 rating in the demo with 9.8 million. Criminal Minds was the night's strongest performer on any network, bringing in a 2.3 in adults 18-49.
ABC's regular Wednesday line-up aired in its entirety, with repeat episodes of The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Happy Endings and Revenge, averaging a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 over three hours, with just over 4 million viewers.
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Back-to-back encores of Raising Hope and New Girl filled Fox's X-Factor-less Wednesday. The network averaged a 0.8 rating in the key demo for the night, with New Girl outperforming Hope by three tenths of a point. 2.5 million viewers were clocked during the two hours.
NBC had repeats of Up All Night, Whitney, Harry's Law and Law & Order: SVU, giving it a 0.8 rating with 18-49-ers. The network averaged 3.4 million viewers.
And on the CW, the 2009 Hilary Duff vehicle According to Greta screened for a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.2 million viewers.
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