TV Ratings: CBS' 'Criminal Minds' overshadows NBC's 'The Biggest Loser'

biggestloser_wherearetheynow_290.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" was early Wednesday's biggest winner, though it was quickly steamrolled by the CBS procedural juggernaut in the later hours. "Criminal Minds" took home the night's demo trophy, and "CSI: NY" ended the evening with a bang for the Eye.

Those shows pulled out a significant CBS win with 11 million viewers and a 6.7 rating/12 share in households. NBC came in a distant second with 6.8 million and a 4.1/7, followed by FOX (5.4 million, 3.3/6), ABC (5.2 million, 3.2/6) and The CW (1.3 million, 0.8/1).

CBS also took the night's demo win, but barely, with a 2.6 over NBC's 2.4. FOX rounded third with a 2.0, ABC lagged with a 1.7 and The CW trailed the pack at 0.4.

8 p.m.

NBC: "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" (7.7 million viewers, 4.6/8 households)
CBS: "The New Adventures of Old Christine"/"Gary Unmarried" (6.9 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: "Modern Family"/"The Middle" (5.7 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.8 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "Gracie" (1.4 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" (2.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Criminal Minds" (13.5 million viewers, 8.2/14 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?" (7.6 million, 4.6/8 households)
ABC: "Modern Family"/"Cougar Town" (6.3 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "Glee" (6.1 million, 3.5/6)
The CW: "Gracie" (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "Criminal Minds" (3.1)

10 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: NY" (12.6 million viewers, 7.9/14 households)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (5.1 million, 3.2/6)
ABC: "Eastwick" (3.6 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "CSI: NY" (2.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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