Back 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.
3/13 update: This show has been renewed for the 2014-15 season by CBS.
Final season averages: 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.88 million total viewers.
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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: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
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?
It’s still good. Keep it
please do not cancel Criminal Minds, like others I feel its one of the best, if not the best show on tv. I hated Gideon though and am glad JM replaced him. I watch all the rreuns on ion and A&E as well as Wed night at 9 est. Please don’t disappoint all the Crimanal Mind fans out there. The spin off I agree is terrible to the core, and why you haven’t taken it off the air is amanzing to me.
Looking forward to season 11 2015-2016 I hope
Please do NOT cancel this show. It is still very good.
4/8/15 I really only like the original cast of Shemar Moore, Matther Gubler, A.J. Cook etc. I have watched them all week. Wednesday on CBS where they shoot, ION & A & E. I refuse to watch any spinoff. WHEN IT IS NOT BROKEN – DON’T TRY TO FIX IT. Just watched it w/original cast on CBS w/possible spinoff cast. Why do you try spin off. You already have it on Saturday nights w/one hour of original cast then the spin off that they tried year or two ago which we didn’t watch. It was off after 2-3 weeks and… Read more »
Please tell us the states of Criminal Minds. We have been watching the re-runs over and over and over. Nothing against the actors of of break off Criminal Minds but it isn’t good writing and we really don’t like it. Stories are really lame. The original criminal minds cast is so GREAT together. Can you let us know what is happening? We love the show so much ( every one of them , esp, Spence 🙂
I FOR ONE HOPE THAT THEY DONT DECIDE TO CANCEL THIS PROGRAM. I LOOK FOR IT EACH WEDNESDAY EVE AND HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED LATELY THAT ITS GONE.SO I DECIDED TO SEE IF I COULD LOOK ON THE WEB AND FIND OUT SOME THING ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON.SO MANY OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW WATCH IT TOO. THE ACTORS MAKE THE PROGRAM FOR ME.
get criminal minds back on my time wednesday nights at 8 pm. and do it now. RR
Eva LaRue was great in final shot, she would make a great addition to the team
Criminal Minds is the BEST SHOW ON TV. It is very interesting watching how they solve the case. The cast is very GOOD. Please do not cancel the show.
Do Not cancel please. we would lik
E to know how much of the stories on criminal minds is based on true hkappenings??
I looked up alot of the Criminal Minds info on line. yes alot of the stories are.
I am addicted to the old re-runs with Gideon, I will forego everything else when these are shown. I wish we could get him back. I love the whole cast. The best show on TV.
all seasons have been the best t.v. ever, please don’t cancel the show or repeats!!!!!
PLEASE DON’T CANCEL I LOVE THIS SHOW Criminal Minds has the best actors on tv
PLEASE don’t cancel it is the best show out there and the group of actors are great PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T CANCEL
Criminal Minds is one of the best crime shows there is. The last couple of seasons haven’t been up to par, but I don’t think that its something they can’t come back from. They’ve got a lot of great talent with the original cast members. They just need to stay true to it.
Criminal Minds is great show. I loved all the seasons. I though the Last two were GREAT as well!!!! Please DON’T CANCEL This Show.