Ratings: CSI Rises on a Night of Lows
Elisabeth Shue and Eric Szmanda
No Grissom and no Willows? No problem for CSI.
The veteran drama was one of two shows Wednesday to see a ratings bump, when it introduced Elisabeth Shue's Julie "Finn" Finlay, pulling in 11.1 million viewers and a 2.7 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo (up 2 and 8 percent, respectively).
The other show to enjoy a gain? Whitney, which reeled in 4.5 million eyeballs and a 1.6 rating, up vs. last week's 4.07 million and 1.5.
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Every other series remained flat or dropped to season or series lows, even Revenge, which aired its much-anticipated Fire & Ice Ball episode. The soapy drama tied a series low in the demo with a 2.4.
Meanwhile, the season premiere of Survivor: One World (10.7 million, 3.0) posted a franchise low in the demo, down 6 percent, compared to its spring premiere a year ago.
American Idol won the night, holding steady with 18.6 million viewers and a 6.0 rating.
CBS: Survivor: One World 10.7 million viewers (3.0 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle 8.05 million (2.5); Suburgatory 6.9 million (2.4)
Fox: American Idol 18.6 million (6.0) [8-10 p.m.]
NBC: Whitney 4.5 million (1.6); Are You There, Chelsea? 3.49 million (1.4)
CW: One Tree Hill 1.36 million (0.7)
CBS: Criminal Minds 11.9 million (3.0)
ABC: Modern Family 11.22 million (4.7); Happy Endings 5.75 million (2.5)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams 3.05 million (0.8)
CW: Remodeled 0.5 million (0.2)
CBS: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11.06 million (2.7)
ABC: Revenge 7.6 million (2.4)
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 5.85 million (1.7)