The Mentalist showing strong will probably be the contender at 9pm hour next season and team up with CSI: NYC. For now ‘The Mentalist’ walked away the winner at 10pm in viewers and key demos Thursday night.
“The Mentalist” Posts Across-the-Board Increases From Last Week and Is the Night’s Top-Scripted Program in Viewers.
THE MENTALIST won its time period in viewers and key demographics with across-the-board increases from last week, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, March 11.
THE MENTALIST was first in households (10.0/18), viewers (16.03m), adults 25-54 (4.7/13) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10). Compared to last week, THE MENTALIST was up +6% in both households (from 9.4/16) and adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 4.5/12) and added +1.16m viewers (from 14.87m, +8%).
(source: information from CBS)