'Criminal Minds' is Syndication's New Top Weekly Hour
CBS Television Distribution's rookie weekly hour, Criminal Minds, jumped into the genre's top-spot right off the bat, scoring a 2.9 live plus same day national household rating according to Nielsen Media Research. That beat all other weekly hours over the Labor Day holiday week that ended Sunday, Sept. 12.
The two previous leaders, CTD's CSI: New York and CSI: Miami, each ended their broadcast runs, moving exclusively to cable.
NBC Universal's Law & Order: Criminal Intent took second place among the weekly hours with a 2.7, down 7% from the prior week. Another new entry, CTD's Numb3rs, was third, opening its season at a 2.0. Twentieth's Bones improved 6% to a 1.9 and NBCU's House, also climbed 6% to a 1.8.
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