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CBS Sweeps Every Hour on Wednesday in Viewers and Key Demos

CBS Sweeps Every Hour on Wednesday in Viewers and Key Demos

CBS swept every hour in viewers and key demographics on Wednesday, with SURVIVOR, Criminal Minds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation all posting week-to-week growth in key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for May 7.

SURVIVOR was first in viewers (9.82m), adults 25-54 (3.2/10) and adults 18-49 (2.4/08). Survivor was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.1/09), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/07) and added +120,000 viewers (from 9.70m, +1%) compared to last week. Survivor topped "American Idol Wednesday" in their common hour for the seventh straight week in viewers, ninth consecutive week in key demos.

At 9:00 PM, Criminal Minds was first in viewers (10.43m), adults 25-54 (3.2/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07). Criminal Minds was up +10% in adults 25-54 (from 2.9/07), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/06) and added +130,000 viewers (from 10.30m, +1%) compared to last week. Criminal Minds was the night's #1 program in viewers.

At 10:00 PM, the season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was first in viewers (9.92m), adults 25-54 (2.8/08) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06). Compared to last week, CSI was up +12% in both adults 18-49 (from 1.7/05) and adults 25-54 (from 2.5/07). Compared to last year's season finale (on May 15, 2013), CSI added +390,000 viewers (from 9.53m, +4%).

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (10.06m), adults 25-54 (3.1/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07). CBS was first for the second straight night in these measures and for the second consecutive Wednesday.

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