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Criminal Minds: Season Nine Ratings

Criminal Minds season nine ratingsBack for its ninth season on CBS, Criminal Minds is often overlooked but has long been a solid performer for the network. Still, the show’s ratings did see a good-sized drop last season. Will the numbers continue to fall or will they rise again? Will it ever be cancelled? We shall see.

Criminal Minds continues to follow the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) out of Quantico. This season’s cast is Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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3/13 update: This show has been renewed for the 2014-15 season by CBS.

4/10 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.

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For comparisons: The eighth season of Criminal Minds averaged a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.43 million total viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). 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 still like the Criminal Minds TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a 10th season?

 

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Medicine April 13, 2014 at 6:24 pm

The seventh season was their last season that was outstanding, after that, the soul of the show somehow died. It’s boring, plain, and what the hell is with that freaking camera? Seriously, the last few episodes it’s been shaking like some lush decided to film a backyard tv-show.
And what is with Morgan and his girlfriend, is the season finale how she dies, gets kidnapped or whatever? Hope it’s not, nothing original about that.
They should have let Reid’s girl survive, I was looking forward to developing his character.
If it doesn’t get better soon, it’s down the drain for them. Too bad, I really liked it.

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Janet April 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I’m glad they renewed for season 10. But if they want to continue to season 11 and 12 they HAVE to get rid of Jeanne Tripplehorn. She is taking up to much screen time and she has Reid lying in a corner on a dark pitch. He had less than nothing to do these last 2 seasons. She doesn’t even bring something new to the table, she has smarts well Reid has that, she has authority well im pretty sure Hotch has that covered. Unless is her powerless bland acting or could it be her great chemistry with the producers, but let me be realistic here last time I checked being friends with a producer doesn’t make ratings. So huh, what the hell is she doing in that show? Have you seen the numbers season 4 and 5 had 14-15-16 million viewers. Season 8 and 9 had 9-10-11 viewers, I blame this not on the writers but on casting decisions. Ever since they been doing the now you see me- now you don’t magic trick with JJ and Prentiss, this show has been sinking. I jumped off before they start counting bodies. But when they realize they have been losing so many fans it’s going to be very late to make any changes.

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Anonymous April 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm

This show should have been cancelled years ago. It is so full of itself, and the acting so terrible that the only way to save it is to kill off Hotchner, Rossi, and Blake in a season finale to end all.

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vin marchese March 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Criminal Minds has been, and still is, the best drama on TV. The cast interacts like a family unit and each is very believeable. The story lines are interesting and keep the viewers attention. It is a show that makes you think and react with the characters. Cancelling it would take away a very solid series, that features a cohesive cast. One of the best shows on TV. We consider it a go to show, even with the re-runs.

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Me002 March 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

There are a fair few ppl (myself included) that are unable to watch the serious the nights that new episodes are aired:( if you do not. Own a recording device the you either download or in my case, and feel it’s the same for many Australians. I wait for the release of the DVD series and sometimes have to wait for the cost of purchasing to go down or layby.( make payments till I can afford to get it out) :(((
But can garantee I’m their laybying it the day it’s released.
I wish ratings would take shift workers into account, as we make a part of the fan base…

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