TV Ratings Report: Strong Debut for Criminal Minds Spin-Off

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Critics lambasted it. But people tuned in for Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior last night, based on these figures...

8 p.m.
American Idol: 20.6 million viewers
Survivor: Redemption Island: 11.1 million
The Middle: 7.9 million/Better With You: 5.8 million viewers
Minute to Win It: 3.8 million
Nikita repeat: 1.3 million

9 p.m.
American Idol: 24.9 million
Criminal Minds: 12.8 million
Modern Family: 10.5 million/Mr. Sunshine: 7.0 million
Minute to Win It: 3.4 million
The Vampire Diaries repeat: 794,000

10 p.m.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: 12.9 million
Law & Order: SVU: 7.2 million
Off the Map: 4.3 million

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