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TV ratings: 'Criminal Minds' 200th episode and 'American Idol' rise Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014The "Hollywood or Home" wrinkle on "American Idol" boosted the show's ratings a bit over last week, and FOX once again secured the night's top spot in both viewers and adults 18-49. Wednesday's "Idol" also halted two weeks of ratings slides after the season premiere.Elsewhere, the 200th episode of CBS' "Criminal Minds" scored the show's biggest total audience since May 2012 and matched a season high in adults 18-49. ABC's "Suburgatory" and "Modern Family" also rose ("Suburgatory" had its best viewer numbers in a year), and "Chicago PD" held steady for NBC.FOX scored 13.3 million viewers and an 8.0 rating/12 share in households for the night, beating out CBS' 10.7 million and 6.7/10. ABC (6.7 million, 4.3/7) finished third. NBC (5.6 million, 3.7/6) was fourth, and The CW (2.1 million, 1.3/2) brought up the rear.FOX's lead among adults 18-49 was wider: It drew a 3.9 rating in the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/tv-ratings-criminal-minds-200th-episode-and-american-idol-rise-wednesday.html

Criminal Minds Boss on JJ's "Heartbreaking" Secret and What's Next

  [WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Wednesday's episode of Criminal Minds . Read at your own risk.]     //www.tvguide.com/News/Criminal-Minds-Postmortem-JJ-200th-Episode-1077330.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Criminal Minds' 200th episode: Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna reunite to find A.J. Cook

As"Criminal Minds" hits episode No. 200, a lot of bizarre cases are in the CBS show's rearview mirror.The milestone telecast Wednesday, Feb. 5, is more like "a little mini-movie," according to series regular A.J. Cook. She should know: Her character, FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau, is at its center. JJ's kidnapping prompts team leader David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and her other colleagues to probe the year she worked for the State Department - which coincided with the season Cook was off the show - and the investigation involves familiar faces.One is former co-star Paget Brewster, back as BAU alum Emily Prentiss. Another, likely a surprise for fans, is Jayne Atkinson as now-deceased ex-Section Chief Erin Strauss ... but much of the tale is told through flashbacks. Esai Morales also returns in his recurring role as Strauss' successor, Mateo "Mat" Cruz, who knows JJ very well from her State Department stint."It's been an interesting... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/criminal-minds-200th-episode-paget-brewster-joe-mantegna-reunite-to-find-aj-cook.html

Criminal Minds Season 9 Episode 14 “200”

Criminal Minds  “200” Season 9 episode 14 airs Wednesday February 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  Criminal Minds Season 9 Episode 14 “200” – When JJ is kidnapped, the BAU delves into her time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance and uncover a secret mission that now puts her life in danger. To help with their search for JJ, the team calls upon Prentiss to help in the crisis, on the 200th episode of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Paget Brewster returns as Emily Prentiss. Also returning are Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss, Esai Morales as Section Chief Mateo Cruz, Josh Stewart as JJ’s husband, Det. William LaMontagne, Jr., and Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch. Debrah Farentino guest stars as Undersecretary Rosemary Jackson. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/02/05/criminal-minds-season-9-episode-14-200/