CSI falls to a new ratings low

CSICBS forensics drama CSI pulled in its lowest audience last night while the X Factor also lost viewers.

At 8pm The X Factor continued on Fox with 9.8 million viewers and a 3.5 18-49 rating – down slightly on previous weeks and still nothing like the audiences American Idol commands. In the second hour, at 10pm, the talent contest saw its ratings rise somewhat with 10 million viewers overall and a 3.9 18-149 rating. At 8pm on CBS Survivor: South Pacific was seen by 10.6 million viewers and a 3.1 18-49 rating while Up All Night on NBC had 4.7 million viewers and a 1.8 18-49 rating. On The CW a repeat of America’s Next Top Model had 980,000 viewers with a 0.4 rating. The 45th Annual CMA Awards on ABC had 16.7 million viewers overall for the 8pm hour with a 4.6 rating which rose to 5.0 for the 9pm hour but overall ratings dipped to 16.5 and the awards ended in the 10pm hour with 15.5 million viewers overall and a 4.7 18-49 rating.

At 9pm on CBS Criminal Minds pulled in 11.3 million viewers with a 3.4 18-49 rating while Harry’s Law on NBC had 7 million viewers and a 3.4 18-49 rating. A new episode of America’s Next Top Model on The CW had 1.6 million viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating. At 10pm CSI on CBS pulled in 10 million viewers with a 2.5 18-49 rating – a far cry from the forensics dramas heyday when it commanded double the audience. In fact last night’s episode is widely being reported as the lowest ever rating for an episode of the mothership. Crime legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC at 10pm had 6.6 million viewers with a 1.9 rating.