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Criminal Minds: Season Eight Ratings

Criminal Minds ratingsCBS’ Criminal Minds has long been a quiet staple of the network’s schedule. Will the ratings start to decline this year or will they grow instead? Stay tuned to find out.

The eighth season of Criminal Minds typically airs on Wednesday nights at 9pm on the CBS network. The cast includes Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Shemar Moore.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Criminal Minds is going to be cancelled or renewed for season nine.

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

Final season averages: 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.43 million total viewers.

Episodes 08-23 & 08-24: Wednesday, 05/22/13
2.8 in the demo (+8% change) with 11.01 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 2.87 in the demo with 11.43 million.

Episode 08-22: Wednesday, 05/15/13
2.6 in the demo (+4% change) with 10.56 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.87 in the demo with 11.47 million.

UPDATE: CBS has renewed the show for a ninth season.

Episode 08-21: Wednesday, 05/08/13
2.5 in the demo (+4% change) with 10.08 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.89 in the demo with 11.51 million.

Episode 08-20: Wednesday, 05/01/13
2.4 in the demo (-20% change) with 10.13 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 2.90 in the demo with 11.58 million.

Episode 08-19: Wednesday, 04/10/13
3.0 in the demo (+7% change) with 11.47 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.93 in the demo with 11.66 million.

Episode 08-18: Wednesday, 04/03/13
2.8 in the demo (-7% change) with 10.79 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 2.93 in the demo with 11.67 million.

Episode 08-17: Wednesday, 03/20/13
3.0 in the demo (+15% change) with 11.58 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 2.94 in the demo with 11.72 million.

Episode 08-16: Wednesday, 02/27/13
2.6 in the demo (0% change) with 10.33 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.93 in the demo with 11.73 million.

Episode 08-15: Wednesday, 02/20/13
2.6 in the demo (-7% change) with 10.69 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 2.95 in the demo with 11.82 million.

Episode 08-14: Wednesday, 02/06/13
2.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 11.98 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.98 in the demo with 11.90 million.

Episode 08-13: Wednesday, 01/23/13
3.1 in the demo (+7% change) with 11.84 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 11.90 million.

Episode 08-12: Wednesday, 01/16/13
2.9 in the demo (-7% change) with 12.64 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.98 in the demo with 11.90 million.

CBS TV show ratingsEpisode 08-11: Wednesday, 12/12/12
3.1 in the demo (+3% change) with 12.01 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 11.83 million.

Episode 08-10: Wednesday, 12/05/12
3.0 in the demo (+3% change) with 11.33 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.98 in the demo with 11.81 million.

Episode 08-09: Wednesday, 11/28/12
2.9 in the demo (+7% change) with 12.37 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 2.98 in the demo with 11.87 million.

Episode 08-08: Wednesday, 11/21/12
2.7 in the demo (-10% change) with 11.53 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.99 in the demo with 11.81 million.

Episode 08-07: Wednesday, 11/14/12
3.0 in the demo (0% change) with 12.20 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 3.03 in the demo with 11.85 million.

Episode 08-06: Wednesday, 11/07/12
3.0 in the demo (+3% change) with 12.09 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 3.03 in the demo with 11.79 million.

Episode 08-05: Wednesday, 10/31/12
2.9 in the demo (-7% change) with 11.99 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 3.04 in the demo with 11.73 million.

Episode 08-04: Wednesday, 10/24/12
3.1 in the demo (0% change) with 11.61 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 3.08 in the demo with 11.66 million.

Episode 08-03: Wednesday, 10/17/12
3.1 in the demo (+3% change) with 11.81 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 3.07 in the demo with 11.68 million.

Episode 08-02: Wednesday, 10/10/12
3.0 in the demo (-3% change) with 11.49 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 3.05 in the demo with 11.61 million.

Episode 08-01: Wednesday, 09/26/12
3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.73 million total viewers.
Season averages: 3.10 in the demo with 11.73 million.

Compared to its season premiere a year ago, the show was down by 24% in the demo (vs a 4.1 rating) and down by 17% in viewers (vs 14.14 million).


Reference point: The seventh season averaged a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 12.63 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 a ninth season?

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{ 101 comments… read them below or add one }

Deb April 27, 2013 at 6:28 am

Would hate to see it go! Love the show! Love Derek too!

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Brandi April 25, 2013 at 12:14 am

I need this show it’s what gets me through a day

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Anonymous April 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Keep this show!!!!!

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April B April 24, 2013 at 12:23 am

I’m completely obsessed with this show. I rarely watch TV but I watch this show as often as I can.

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April B April 24, 2013 at 12:25 am

PLEASE KEEP THIS SHOW COR ANOTHER SEASON!!!

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Anonymous April 23, 2013 at 5:27 am

Best show ever.

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Lorna Easton April 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Luv this show, please keep it going! Way better than boring old washed up CSI!

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Thomas April 21, 2013 at 2:35 am

I think it should be renewed because it is the best show on T.V. in my opinion

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Elaine Haltiwanger April 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Please keep it going!! It is a fantastic show!!

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charlyn April 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

KEEP IT GOING!!!!!! This is a great show with wonderful actors. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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belle porter April 18, 2013 at 9:47 am

I watch crimal minds faithfully that is one of my reansons for watching tv there,s to much comedy and shows that is just stupid you all have taken off some really great shows don,t take this one as well

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Joe Lucido April 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Best show on TV, the writers are the best at what they do also. Yes this show should be renewed, and stop playing with the talent, these are great actors and without them, the show would not be what it is, the best.

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Bill Jewell April 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Always a staple for intrigue and entertainment. Let’s go for 9.

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Shannon Gallaher April 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

I love this show!!!! I want it to stay on the air forever…

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Jessica April 15, 2013 at 5:59 am

Love this show, with all the bad shows on tv lately this is basically the only show that I still watch. I love all the characters and quotes. I seriously love how they made JJ an agent in season 7 .

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Kimberly Rosso April 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

I think one more season of Crinminds Minds!! They have great chemistry between the cast and the writers. It ususally occurs one on lifetime!

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