for last night were pretty good:
Overall, CBS won the night, on the mega-strength of CSI's sixth-season opener (29 million) and the series premiere of Criminal Minds (19.6 million).
Criminal Minds' fast start--it's the young season's most-watched new show to date--comes with two provisos: (1) It won't always air after CSI, as its bound for Wednesday nights; and (2) Even when it did air after CSI, it lost about 30 percent of the veteran show's audience.
It's too bad it's losing this timeslot. It seems perfect right after CSI. I wonder why it's moving to Wednesdays? I like the whole "profiler" genre so I enjoyed this show - especially with Mandy, Thomas and Shemar at the helm. Even though it's formualic, I still found it much more interesting than, say, Threshold
, Prison Break
, or E-ring
. Eh, will definitely TiVo for at least another few weeks.