The rebirth of CSI: Las Vegas It seemed to thrill fans when the sequel series was announced, but when the name change CSI: Vegas made its debut last Thursday, live ratings indicate a very smooth debut for a once-ratings giant.
CSI: Vegas, by “Variety, ” debuted with a 0.4 demo rating and a total of 4 million viewers. This is an improvement over what SMASH It was typically shooting in the timeslot, but in terms of demo and viewers, the premiere of CSI: Vegas it was ranked sixth and seventh out of nine debuts this fall so far. The 10:00 pm window on Wednesday can be a tough place and it’s good news that the show is up 54% from the same period last year, but I guarantee you CBS expected a better start.
The competition was tough Wednesday with the Chicago trio of Medicine, Fire, and P.S. dominating the night on NBC. Chicago Police Department faced with CSI: Vegas directly and earned a demo rating of 0.7 and 5.61 million viewers. What is completely clear is that the television landscape, particularly network television, has changed a lot since CSI: Las Vegas What about the absolute ratings giant?
CSI: Las Vegas Released during a time when live television was still thriving and at the height of the show’s popularity during season 5, the series averaged 26.26 million viewers. These are numbers that are not known today on television networks. During his 15-season run, CSI: Las Vegas was twice recognized as the most watched television show in the world and became a multi-million dollar franchise for CBS. The series also spawned three spin-offs that included CSI Miami, CSI: New York, and CSI: cyber. No one was waiting CSI: Vegas approaching these numbers, but this beginning is a bit worrisome, although there are some caveats.
Wednesday’s entire lineup at Big Four networks had to deal with direct competition from the Major League Baseball Wild Card Game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals on TBS. It is quite possible that the delayed and digital display of CSI: Vegas it could be strong for those who decided not to see it live and chose to watch it later. So through NetBase, CSI: Vegas was strong on social media with more than 1,400 million impressions and more than 18,000 mentions. That indicates significant interest, so once last night’s ratings come in, we’ll have a better picture of how the show is performing.
Upon CSI: Vegas, Faced with an existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab, a brilliant team of forensic investigators must welcome old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City. The show, which is billed as a ten-episode limited series, brings back the show’s original stars William Petersen, Jorja Fox, Wallace Langham, and Paul Guilfoyle, while new stars include Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez. and Mandeep Dhillon. Critics have been kind to CSI: Vegas how are the things going 78% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an even more impressive 90% audience score.
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