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Criminal Minds: 2011-2012 TV Season Ratings

Criminal Minds ratingsHere are the ratings for the Criminal Minds TV series. In the show, Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) and the rest of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) team work tirelessly to understand and track down dangerous criminals. The seventh season of Criminal Minds typically airs Wednesday nights at 9pm on the CBS network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Criminal Minds is going to be cancelled or renewed for season eight. Check out our CBS ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season seven averages: 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.63 million total viewers.

Episodes 07-23 & 07-24: Wednesday, 05/16/12
3.6 in the demo (+24% episode-to-episode change) with 13.68 million; third place at 9pm, first at 10pm.
Season average: 3.39 in the demo with 12.63 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-22: Wednesday, 05/09/12
2.9 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 11.62 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.37 in the demo with 12.54 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-21: Wednesday, 05/02/12
3.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 11.47 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.40 in the demo with 12.58 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-20: Wednesday, 04/11/12
3.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 11.81 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.42 in the demo with 12.63 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-19: Wednesday, 04/04/12
3.0 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 11.34 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.44 in the demo with 12.68 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-18: Wednesday, 03/21/12
3.2 in the demo (+14% episode-to-episode change) with 12.09 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.46 in the demo with 12.75 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-17: Wednesday, 03/14/12
2.8 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 11.43 million; third at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.48 in the demo with 12.79 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

UPDATE: Criminal Minds has been renewed for an 8th season by CBS.

Episode 07-16: Wednesday, 2/29/12
3.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 12.54 million; third at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.52 in the demo with 12.88 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-15: Wednesday, 2/22/12
3.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 12.78 million; third place at 9pm, second place at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.55 in the demo with 12.90 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-14: Wednesday, 2/15/12
3.1 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 12.10 million; third at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.58 in the demo with 12.91 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-13: Wednesday, 02/08/12:
3.3 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 13.31 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.62 in the demo with 12.97 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-12: Wednesday, 01/25/12:
3.7 in the demo (+16% episode-to-episode change) with 13.81 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.64 in the demo with 12.94 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-11: Wednesday, 01/18/12:
3.2 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 13.00 million; third place at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.64 in the demo with 12.86 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-10: Wednesday, 12/14/11
3.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 12.88 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.68 in the demo with 12.85 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-09: Wednesday, 12/07/11
3.4 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 12.41 million; third in the timeslot at 9pm, first at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.71 in the demo with 12.84 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-08: Wednesday, 11/16/11
3.7 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 12.72 million; third in the timeslot at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.75 in the demo with 12.90 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-07: Wednesday, 11/09/11
3.4 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 11.36 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.76 in the demo with 12.92 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-06: Wednesday, 11/2/11
3.7 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 12.94 million; third in the timeslot at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 3.82 in the demo with 13.19 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-05: Wednesday, 10/19/11
3.9 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 13.15 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.8 in the demo with 13.23 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-04: Wednesday, 10/12/11
3.8 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 12.87 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.8 in the demo with 13.25 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-03: Wednesday, 10/5/11
3.8 in the demo (+6% episode-to-episode change) with 13.43 million; third place in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.8 in the demo with 13.38 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-02: Wednesday, 9/28/11
Week two came down 12% in the demo to a 3.6 rating in the demo with 12.58 million viewers. It was a in a distant second at 9pm, opposite Modern Family, but won at 9:30pm. This week’s demo rating almost matches last season’s average and the show’s average slightly outranks NCIS: Los Angeles.
Season average: 3.8 demo with 13.36 million.

Episode 07-01: Wednesday, 9/21/11 The series got off to a positive start with a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 14.14 million viewers. It was second in its timeslot, beaten by the hour-long premiere of Modern Family. It was up slightly year-to-year.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 3.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 13.65 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Criminal Minds TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season?

 

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Mike Hall May 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Mike and Carolyn Hall–Please don’t cancel show (Criminal Minds) this is our favorite show.

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Teresa September 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I hope Criminal minds don’t get cancelled I love watching this show.

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Margret August 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

My name is margret and i am a 15 year old girl from iceland, love criminal mindsd, it’s my favorit show, pleace dont cancel it !!!!!!!!

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BRUCEMcDERMOTT August 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

My hopes are that Criminal Minds Program will never ends.
lt’s the best , please don’t say it will end. (EVER) THANK YOU.

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