TV ratings: 'Criminal Minds,' 'CSI: NY' roll Wednesday

shemar-moore-criminal-minds-320.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009

The end-of-the-year ratings blahs continued pretty much across the board Wednesday, but CBS got pretty good numbers from reruns its crime dramas in winning the night.

Far less solid: An original "Eastwick" on ABC, which a rerun of "The Jay Leno Show" at 10 p.m.

CBS led the night with 9.2 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/10 share in households. ABC (4.1 million, 2.7/4) finished a distant second. NBC's 3.8 million viewers and 2.7/5 were good enough for third, beating FOX (3.5 million, 2.2/4). The CW (1 million, 0.7/1) trailed.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating. NBC took second at 1.4, and ABC and FOX tied for third at 1.2. The CW drew a 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The New Adventures of Old Christine" rerun (6 million viewers, 3.9/7 households)/ "Gary Unmarried" rerun (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: Special - "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" (5.2 million, 3.1/5)/"The Middle" rerun (4.3 million, 2.7/5)
NBC: "The Office" reruns - two episodes (3.6 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "Old Christine" (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Criminal Minds" rerun (11 million, 7.0/12)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (4.4 million, 2.7/5)/"Cougar Town" rerun (3.8 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (3.6 million, 2.3/4)
NBC: "The Office" reruns - two episodes (3.4 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (826,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Criminal Minds" (2.4)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: NY" rerun (10.9 million, 7.0/12)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" rerun (4.4 million, 2.7/5)
ABC: "Eastwick" (3.3 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: "CSI: NY:" (2.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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