Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior seizes 2.5 million viewers on CTV Wednesday

Forest Whitaker has what it takes to lock in an audience as new series CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR premiered to 2.47 million viewers last night, immediately becoming CTV’s #1 new series debut of the season.

CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR more than doubled the audience of OFF THE MAP (1.0 million, Global/ABC) and had more viewers than Global, CBC, and Citytv combined.

CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR was also #1 amongst conventional competitors at 10 p.m. with total viewers and the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos in all key markets.  

CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR retained 94% of its 8 p.m. lead-in AMERICAN IDOL (2.63 million), statistically tied with SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (2.66 million viewers, Global/CBS) as the #1 program of the night. CTV won Wednesday in primetime with total viewers and in all key demos, with 77% more viewers than Global in primetime.

In next week’s new episode of CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR, “Lonely Hearts” (Wednesday, February 23 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV), the Red Cell teams travels to Ohio to track down a killer targeting single businessmen.

New episodes of CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR are also available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at

AMERICAN IDOL continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on /A\ (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

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