Thursday, October 20, 2011

Criminal Minds Ratings for Episode 7.05

From CBS




 "SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC" AND "Criminal Minds" POSTS WEEK-TO-WEEK GAINS OPPOSITE THE World Series



"CSI" is Top Entertainment Program in Viewers and Key Demos at 10:00 PM


SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC and Criminal Minds posted week-to-week growth in viewers and key demographics opposite Game #1 of the World Series and CSI was the top entertainment program at 10:00 PM, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Note:  Due to live sports programming on FOX (World Series Game #1), ratings for FOX and all time period rankings are tentative and subject to change.

SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC was first in adults 25-54 (4.7/12), second in households (6.7/11), viewers (11.13m) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).  Compared to last week, SURVIVOR was up +2% in households (from 6.6/11), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.4/11), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09) and added +430,000 viewers (from 10.70m, +4%).

Criminal Minds was tied for first in households (8.2/12, with FOX), second in viewers (13.11m), adults 25-54 (4.9/11) and averaged 3.9/10 in adults 18-49.  Criminal Minds was up +1% in households (from 8.1/12), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.6/10), +3% in adults 18-49 (from 3.8/09) and added +240,000 viewers (from 12.87m, +2%) compared to last week.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was second behind FOX's baseball in households (6.8/11), viewers (10.64m), adults 25-54 (3.5/08) and adults 18-49 (2.6/07).  Compared to last week, CSI was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.4/08) and even in adults 18-49.


For the night, CBS was second in households (7.2/11), viewers (11.63m), adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.3/09, with ABC).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Criminal Minds Discuss Episode 7.05 here

THE BAU TEAM SEARCHES FOR CHILDREN BEING ABDUCTED IN ST. LOUIS, AND ROSSI RECEIVES SHOCKING NEWS FROM HIS FIRST WIFE, ON “CRIMINAL MINDS,” WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19


     

Criminal Minds' Joe Mantegna: Rossi's Ex-Wife's Visit Is Bittersweet

Criminal Minds' Joe Mantegna: Rossi's Ex-Wife's Visit Is Bittersweet

by Joyce Eng

  It only took four years, but Joe Mantegna finally got his Criminal Minds wish.

"I've been campaigning to meet [Rossi's] ex-wives since we've established it in the third season," Mantegna tells TVGuide.com. "I've even campaigned for an episode where all three show up. How diverse would they be? I didn't want it to be like, you go to a play and they have a shotgun hanging over the fireplace. Somebody better grab that shotgun and use it by Act 3. I laid that in there with the producers about having these three ex-wives for so long: 'I think it's time we addressed that.'"


Mantegna, not to mention fans, will have to wait to meet all three. It will just be ex numero uno Carolyn (Isabella Hoffman) who drops by Wednesday's episode. Visiting from San Francisco, she's seemingly there to catch up, but she is actually there to deliver some news to Rossi.

"It's certainly very surprising," Mantegna says. "But it's realistic. I think the fans will be satisfied as I was with it. It's got everything. It's bittersweet. It's got the good, the bad, the ugly, the sad. ... And I think we came up with a really good story for a way to introduce that aspect of his life, which may now make it that we never know who the other two are. It's that complex."

To read more go to TvGuide

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Criminal Minds SCOOP Spoiler!




Anything cool coming up on Criminal Minds? — Beth
ADAM: You've heard that Dirty Sexy Money's Bellamy Young will play a museum curator who could be Agent Hotchner's new love interest, right? Well, I'm hearing that she isn't the only woman coming into Hotch's life...to read more go to TVGuide

Welcome New CM Writer - Bruce Zimmerman

CM writer Bruce Zimmerman with director Anna Foerster
(courtesty of the CM Set Report)



This week's episode, From Childhood's Hour, was written by one of our new writers, Bruce Zimmerman. We were lucky enough to meet Bruce when we paid a visit to the set in July. Bruce is a very nice man and we enjoyed the brief conversation we had with him. Bruce is a seasoned television writer having written scripts for The District, Desperate Housewives, and Army Wives amongst others. CMRT welcomes Bruce to the Criminal Minds family. We look forward to his first CM episode tomorrow night.

Criminal Minds Press Release for Episode 7.07 “There’s No Place Like Home"

AFTER A SERIES OF TORNADOES HIT KANSAS, THE BAU SEARCHES WICHITA WHEN BODIES TURN UP IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE STORMS, AND JJ FACES PRESSURE ON BOTH THE WORK AND HOME FRONTS, ON “CRIMINAL MINDS,” WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9
Josh Stewart (“Third Watch,” “No Ordinary Family”) Returns as Detective William LaMontagne Jr., JJ”s Longtime Boyfriend

CHEAT TWEET: It’s no yellow brick road for the BAU investigating the victims of a Kansas tornado, #CriminalMinds 11/9 9 pm ET/PT! http://bit.ly/nlNXYT

“There’s No Place Like Home – When a series of tornadoes hits Kansas, the BAU is called in to investigate bodies of young boys that turn up in the aftermath of the storms. Also, work pressures cause tension on JJ’s home front, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Josh Stewart (“Third Watch,” “No Ordinary Family”) returns as Detective William LaMontagne, Jr., JJ’s longtime boyfriend.

SERIES REGULARS:
David Rossi Joe Mantegna
Aaron Hotchner Thomas Gibson
Emily Prentiss Paget Brewster
Derek Morgan Shemar Moore
Dr. Spencer Reid Matthew Gray Gubler
Jennifer “JJ” Jareau A.J. Cook
Penelope Garcia Kirsten Vangsness

GUEST CAST:
Det. William LaMontagne, Jr. Josh Stewart
Henry Mekhai Andersen
Travis James Alex Weed
Lieutenant Beasley Demetrius Grosse
Fran Meredith Faline England
Damon Weeks Khylin Rhambo
Gary Elijah Trichon
M.E. Cranston Cornell Womack
Shaun Rutledge Dalton Day
Eric Zac Badasci
Tucker James Cody Tyler Weselis
Young Travis Brandon Hender
Roscoe Gulch Chris Doyle
Billy Rutledge Carsen Warner

WRITTEN BY: Virgil Williams
DIRECTED BY: Rob Spera


Source: CBS Press Express

A.J. Cook in the Power of Pink Hoodie, Breast Cancer Awareness Month PSA

The People's Choice Awards 2012



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Source:  People

Monday, October 17, 2011

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 7 - 704. Painless - Review

Director Larry Teng and writer Breen Frazier

In my life, there have been three “where were you events” – 9/11 of course, Oklahoma City and Columbine. Just recently out of high school when Columbine occurred, I remember watching the coverage almost unable to breathe. It was horrifying. The aftermath was equally awful as the media pored over every detail of the case wondering what could have caused those boys to do what they did. 

This excellent episode, written by the always fantastic Breen Frazier (as nice a guy as you will ever meet. Totally not someone you would expect to be able to so hauntingly plumb the depths of loss of innocence as he’s expertly done in both this episode and others he’s written such as Pleasure Is My Business and, of course, Lauren) spun me back to those chilling post Columbine days.
From the visit to the younger brother of the killer who had been idolizing his deceased sibling (loved that the mother who had lost so much didn’t ask for a search warrant), to being introduced to the Unsub - a young man who alone had had the guts to stare a killer in the eyes and then been denied his story, his moment of heroism and strength in the aftermath of it all – we were led down a dark and winding path full of badly-healed pain that I found heartbreakingly sad.

Thankfully, this episode was made up of more than just the melancholy moments. It also added in some wonderful personal touches such as the laugh-out-loud prank war between Reid and Morgan (Reid’s revenge made me giggle for several minutes), the sweet interactions between Jack and Hotch (I love that Jack seems to have inherited his father’s intellectual way of trying to resolve an issue), JJ and Reid’s “mean girl” conversation (had we heard before that she was a Valedictorian?) and of course, who could forget the awesome moment where we learned that JJ and Emily had stayed in touch via online scrabble (with a shout-out to long-time fan Cheeto Breath!).

These scenes grounded the episode, and made it hopeful. They seemed to show that in the middle of amazing tragedy, friendship and family can shine a bright light.

Definitely, one of Breen’s finest outings – and a great one for season seven.

Criminal Minds - SPOILER! Casting News

By by Sandra Gonzalez 

Former Dirty Sexy Money star Bellamy Young will guest in an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds as Beth, a museum curator who meets Hotch (Thomas Gibson) in the park while he’s training for triathalon.

Before the start of the season, showrunner Erica Messer teased a new romance for one of the agents, but declined to give details. She had also hinted, however, that she wanted this season to see a new beginning for Hotch, whose ex-wife was killed a few season ago. “Hotch … has been going through the motions of raising a child as a single working parent and mourning the loss of a great love,” she told EW after the premiere. “And even though he and Haley were divorced, she was his first love, his only life and all that. We’d really like him to smile again and let go of that. It’s going to be new and exciting for all of us and the audience.”

Source: EW