‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘The Mentalist’ win time slots


CSI (conclusion of week-long trilogy) and SURVIVOR: SAMOA delivered their largest audiences of the season and second highest adult 18-49 ratings, leading CBS to post its largest Thursday viewer delivery of the season, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 12.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (conclusion of trilogy) won its time period in households (10.6/16) and viewers (16.89m); it finished second in adults 25-54 (5.3/12) and adults 18-49 (4.0/10). 

Compared to last week, CSI was up +9% in households (from 9.7/15), +10% in adults 25-54 (from 4.8/11), +14% in adults 18-49 (from 3.5/09) and added +1.29m viewers (from 15.60m, +8%). 

This is CSI’s best delivery in viewers since March 12, 2009, best delivery in adults 25-54 since Sept. 24 and best delivery in adults 18-49 since Oct. 1.
THE MENTALIST won its time period in households (10.1/17), viewers (15.58m), adults 25-54 (4.8/12) and was second in adults 18-49 (3.5/10).

For the night, CBS was first in households (9.5/15), viewers (15.22m), adults 25-54 (5.0/12) and second in adults 18-49 (3.8/10).  This marks CBS’s largest viewer delivery of the season.

(source: data and information provided by CBS entertainment)