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TV ratings: 'Criminal Minds' finale leads CBS to Wednesday victory, 'Nashville' up for ABC

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 22, 2013The 2012-13 TV season (as measured by Nielsen) ended with a CBS victory, thanks to the two-hour season finale of "Criminal Minds."The crime drama was off significantly from last year's finale, but it did improve a little on its numbers from a week ago. The season finales of "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Nashville" were all up a bit for ABC. "Law & Order: SVU" ticked up with its finale on NBC, but "Chicago Fire" slipped from last week. "Masterchef" opened its season to decent ratings on FOX.CBS finished the night with just under 9 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/10 share in households. ABC (6.9 million, 4.5/7) came in second, a little bit ahead of NBC (6.3 million, 4.4/7). FOX took fourth with 5.2 million viewers and a 3.2/5. The CW drew 1.1 million viewers and a 0.8/1.ABC and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-criminal-minds-finale-leads-cbs-to-wednesday-victory-nashville-up-for-abc.html

'MasterChef' Season 4: Joe Bastianich doesn't 'want to be accused of killing some cats'

Last season on FOX's cooking-competition show "MasterChef," legally blind Christine Ha won top honors among the home chefs trying to impress pro-chef judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich.Proving that 20/20 vision isn't necessary to produce food that both looks and tastes great, Ha has set a high bar for the Season 4 contestants, who begin their quest for victory in a two-hour premiere episode -- reportedly featuring a big challenge involving cooking lamb -- on Wednesday, May 22.On the menu for this season is a seafood feast, a visit to the set of FOX's "Glee," a wedding, a guest appearance from "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria and some surfers.Also on tap is the episode filming on this bright, warm February day in Pasadena, Calif., in which the contestants have to face long tables lined with some of the best nonprofessional cooks in the world -- firefighters.Drawn from all over the Los Angeles area... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/masterchef-season-4-joe-bastianich-doesnt-want-to-be-accused-of-killing-some-cats.html