Ratings: CSI's 300th Episode Rises Against World Series
Paul Guifoyle and Ted Danson
Game 1 of the World Series dominated Wednesday, but that didn't stop viewers from catching CSI's 300th episode.
The drama drew 10.2 million viewers and a 2.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic for the milestone hour, up a tenth from last week and marking its biggest audience since April. Before the big episode, Survivor: Blood vs. Water (9.4 million, 2.3) hit a series low andCriminal Minds (11.5 million, 2.7) was flat.
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The World Series attracted 13.7 million and a 4.1, up 25 percent from last's year's opener.
ABC's comedies all dropped, except for Super Fun Night (6 million, 2.2), which rose a tenth. Nashville (5.5 million, 1.6) was steady.
On NBC, Revolution (5 million, 1.4) was even, while Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (5.5 million, 1.4) fell four tenths to hit a season low. Ironside's final episode drew 3.9 million and a 0.8.
The CW's Arrow (2.8 million, 0.9) and The Tomorrow People (1.9 million, 0.6) both dipped two tenths.
CBS: Survivor: Blood vs. Water 9.4 million viewers (2.3 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle 8.2 million (2.1); Back in the Game 6.2 million (1.7)
NBC: Revolution 5 million (1.4)
Fox: World Series Game 1 13.7 million (4.1)
CW: Arrow 2.8 million (0.9)
CBS: Criminal Minds 11.5 million (2.7)
ABC: Modern Family 10.3 million (3.8); Super Fun Night 6 million (2.2)
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 5.5 million (1.4)
CW: The Tomorrow People 1.9 million (0.6)
CBS: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 10.2 million (2.1)
ABC: Nashville 5.5 million (1.6)
NBC: Ironside 3.9 million (0.8)