criminal minds ratings 1228 TV ratings: 'Criminal Minds,' 'CSI' give CBS an easy victory WednesdayFast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

CBS’ lineup of crime dramas won the rerun battle by a wide margin on Wednesday, more than doubling the viewers of its nearest competitor.

Led by “Criminal Minds,” CBS averaged 9.8 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/10 share in households for the night. ABC was the best of the rest with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.6/4, while NBC (3.35 million, 2.3/4) came in third. FOX (2.5 million, 1.5/3) took fourth, while The CW came in at 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

CBS’ lead among adults 18-49 wasn’t as big as its total-viewer win, but it still comfortably led the night with a 2.1 rating. ABC drew a 1.2 in the demographic, topping FOX’s 1.0 NBC earned a 0.8 and The CW a 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (9.2 million viewers, 5.8/10 households)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (5.3 million, 3.3/6)/”Suburgatory” rerun (4.85 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “Up All Night” rerun (3.45 million, 2.3/4)/”Whitney” rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: “Raising Hope” reruns – two episodes (2.4 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: Movie – “According to Greta” (1.25 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.8) 9 p.m. CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (10.5 million, 6.6/11)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (5.6 million, 3.5/6)/”Happy Endings” rerun (3.45 million, 2.3/4)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: “New Girl” reruns – two episodes (2.7 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: “According to Greta” (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “Criminal Minds” (2.3) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (9.7 million, 6.0/10)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (3.7 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: “Revenge” rerun (2.6 million, 1.8/3) 18-49 leader: “CSI” (2.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable