Criminal Minds swept its time period in viewers and key demographics and was Wednesday's most-watched program, leading CBS to a nightly win, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for April 2.
From 8:00-9:00 PM, Survivor was first in viewers (9.55m), adults 25-54 (3.1/09) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07).
From 9:00-10:00 PM, Criminal Minds was first in viewers (10.37m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/07). Compared to the last first-run episode on March 19, Criminal Minds was up +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.1/08), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/06) and added +230,000 viewers (from 10.14m, +2%). Criminal Minds was the night's #1 program in viewers. If ratings hold, Criminal Minds beat "American Idol" in their common hour for the first time ever in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
At 10:00 PM, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was first in viewers (9.66m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (1.9/05).
For the night, CBS was first in viewers (9.86m), adults 25-54 (3.0/05) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07). CBS swept the night in these measures for the second straight night.
Updated Wednesday ratings will be available later today.